Shireen Hormozdi

Sexual activity rises among young people

It’s on the cover of all the magazines: “Orgasms Guaranteed,” “The Bag-Your-Man Plan,” “Secret Sex Strategies.” It’s in the movies, and it’s all over Thursday night television. Sex is everywhere. Young people are having sex more often and at a younger age, according to a recently released study. And despite the risks of pregnancy and […]

Freedom leads some students into an expensive addiction

“Kelly”‘s first exposure to drugs piqued her curiosity. Like many GW freshmen, she wasn’t introduced to hard drugs until she arrived at Thurston Hall last year. A few weeks into her first year of college, Kelly started hanging out with upperclassmen who acquainted her with the side of GW that isn’t in the brochures. “(A […]

When the sun goes down

Beyond the columns of marble and granite of the city’s monuments lies the diverse pulse of night life in Washington, D.C. For GW students, the club scene offers another avenue for entertainment in the nation’s capital. From Thursday to Sunday nights, students choose from a variety of hot spots in downtown Washington – from Lulu’s […]

Water polo hopes to improve on success

The GW men’s water polo team concluded its successful season Nov. 16 at the ECAC Championships. The team made it to the finals, defeating Villanova (15-9), Massachusetts (9-8 in overtime) and Bucknell (l6-7). After the victory against Bucknell in the semifinals, the Colonials faced UMass again in the championship round, where they lost 9-6. “Basically […]

Students, celebs rally to free Tibet

GW students were among hundreds of people who gathered across from the White House in Lafayette Park Wednesday to protest the Chinese government’s human rights abuses. Chinese President Jiang Zemin’s visit to the White House for a U.S.-China summit drew more than 20 groups advocating human rights, workers’ rights, religious freedom and environmental protection, including […]

Water polo makes Easterns for first time

The GW men’s water polo team will make history this Saturday. After a 1-2 weekend at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Championships at Princeton last weekend, the team will participate in the Eastern Championships for the first time in school history. Led by first-year head coach Van Hoffman, the team will begin competition at […]

GW Fraternities Combat National Opinion in Wake of Hazing Deaths

The GW Interfraternity Council has 102 additional members as a result of its September 1997 rush process. In the same month, the 12 fraternities of the IFC were among the many students across the nation shocked by the recent deaths of two freshmen fraternity pledges at Louisiana State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The […]