Life

Becoming a ‘pageant girl’

Jennifer Beatty is proud to be a pageant girl. The sophomore juggles her school work with preparations for the Miss D.C. pageant next summer, but said she is excited to compete for the coveted title. “I guess I can’t say I’m not a pageant girl,” Beatty said. “I used to say that all of last […]

From no callbacks to calling the shots

Zach Cutler graduated 19 months ago with no job and no appealing prospects. But after his original job offer from Newscorp fell through, he decided to create his own company – a public relations and business development firm. “I’ve always had an entrepreneur spirit and always knew that I wanted to create my own company, […]

Slice of Life: A whole new (G)World

On my way into Gelman library, I pulled my GWorld out of my pocket to pass through the turnstile without any hesitation. Card in hand, I approached the daunting silver pathway ready to execute a flawless swipe. But something was wrong. A black touch pad replaced the swipe slot. Taken aback by this drastic change, […]

Speaking out about suicide

Since she was three years old, Amanda Uhme has been trying to wrap her mind around suicide. From elementary school to high school, she could only talk about it with her mom and her best friend. When she came to college, Uhme finally learned how to discuss it. The subject came up at a group […]

At Whit’s End

On the outside, Farmers & Fishers is stark and contemporary. The menu is painted on the exterior of the restaurant in modern, colorful block letters. “Chocolate-dipped bacon lollipops” tops the list. The walls are lined with windows that look out on the Georgetown Waterfront and small, close tables outline the curve of the eatery, offering […]

Delivering dorm-friendly dinners

For the cooking-challenged among us: Have no fear, Cristina Roman is here to make you dinner. GW Bites, Roman’s new culinary micro-enterprise, brings homemade meals to your doorstep. “My target market is freshmen craving home-cooked meals, but there are seniors who still don’t know how to cook,” she said. After making a lackluster pot of […]

Humanizing the homeless

When you pass by homeless people around campus, how do you react? Do you drop a coin in their jingling cans? Do you hug your backpack a little closer? Do you offer a sympathetic smile? While the University Police Department encourages students to exercise caution around the homeless, many students remain unsure about how to […]

Wesley Thomas: A view from the street

Every day, Wesley Thomas wakes up at 4 a.m., grabs his belongings and makes his way through the rush-hour throng around the Foggy Bottom Metro to his final destination: a sidewalk on the corner of 22 and I streets. Thomas, 48, is homeless. He has lived on the streets of D.C. since 1988 and has […]

Lorenzo T.: Homelessness from the other side

As Lorenzo unpacks the H street-based hotdog chart where he works, the crisp November morning reminds him of other mornings he spent on this street – when he lived there. Known by his friends as the “Dirty Bush Man,” Lorenzo, who would only give “T.” as a last name, lived on the streets of D.C. […]

Making magic on the side

On weekends, Lorenzo the Great casts mysterious incantations, flabbergasting his fascinated audience at peewee birthday bonanzas. On Tuesday mornings, Professor Laurence Lipman utilizes slightly more conventional methods to captivate his students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. Lorenzo and Lipman, despite their disparate professions, share a magical bond: They’re the same person. Lipman’s […]