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. […]

Bar Belle: Wading through crowds at BlackFinn

BlackFinn Where: 1620 I St. NW ID’d: No Belle Rating: 2 of 5 bells Whenever I show up to a bar with a huge line out the door, I’m already turned off. Most times that means it’s crazy busy inside, and I’ll never manage to wade through the deluge of sweat and hormones to reach […]

Flavors of India

When my friend and I walked into Tandoori Time with a craving for a rich and piquant Indian dinner, the slouching waiter greeted us with much anticipation. Without a doubt, we were the only customers in the entire restaurant. The dazed bartender stared at the empty seats, wiping off areas that he had already cleaned. […]

Exploring her family tree at its roots

Sarah Jackson wants to reconnect with her roots – and they dig deeper than the average American heritage. While learning about Thanksgiving in grade school, Jackson found out that her great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian. “I was always left wondering if [Thanksgiving] was all my ancestors left behind,” Jackson, a junior, said. “The little information […]

Spotlight on: Steven Roberts

Professor Steven Roberts describes himself as an “old white guy from New Jersey.” But D.C. Spotlight, an online newspaper, prefers to call the journalist the “fourth most interesting person in D.C.” Roberts worked for the New York Times for 25 years and was the senior writer at U.S. News and World Report for seven years. […]

Students trick-or-treat for cans, not candy

Pushing blue move-in carts and singing Disney songs, an army of costumed students roamed the neighborhoods around the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday night knocking on people’s doors. But it wasn’t candy the students wanted. It was cans. As part of Trick-or-Treat for Service, which was created last year by junior Jake Stewart, about 100 volunteers […]

Sex Column: An endless string of Eskimos

Despite GW’s 20,000-plus students, I frequently find myself coming across exes. Whether they are former girlfriends or recent hookups, they are everywhere. The “it’s a small world after all” feel is inescapable. But even more awkward than these run-ins are the Eskimo brothers that I have accumulated as a result. For those who are unaware […]

Hatchet Expat: My new friends: Hopelessness and Helplessness

He fell out of the tree and hit the ground with a thud. I watched as he struggled to stand up. He looked at me, then at my friend Jack, who had gingerly put his book down to watch the debacle. Little Guy, as I’ve taken to calling him after many failed attempts to cross […]

Slice of Life: Wacky weather woes

I’m not normally one to make assumptions, but based on my recent experience, I’m forced to believe that Mother Nature is on crack. And dressing appropriately for her addiction is a battle I lose everyday. is my crutch in times like these, but it isn’t of much help to me when it tells me […]

Partying for pay

On an average workday, David Jumper parties until 5 a.m. For the last four years, Jumper, a senior, has run VIP-D.C., a party-planning company, along with Zack Huhn, a senior at American. The duo promotes at Ultrabar, Lotus, Josephine and Mezza Luna. Jumper launched his own DJ booking company, Scratch Stars, last week with a […]