Tricks to an “All-Nighter”

As one prepares to pull an “all-nighter” s/he must take into consideration location, subject of choice, and choice of energy-inducer. Be incredibly honest with yourself when you pick your location for an “all-nighter.” Don’t work in your room if your MORE

Want to be a Leader on Campus?

Here at GW, I'm very involved with two student orgs: GW's chapter of the Knights of Columbus (or simply Knights -- a Catholic fraternal organization) and the Philippine Cultural Society (or PCS -- an inclusive Filipino cultural and social organization). MORE

A Key to College Success

I consider office hours the not-so-secret key to college success. For those who aren’t familiar, office hours are time slots scheduled outside of class by your professor for the express purpose of meeting with students. Professors are required to set MORE

Joining A Student Organization

“Hey what’s up ? Hello!” could be the first sentence you hear from one of the representatives at GW’s Student Organization Fair. Here at the George Washington University, students are given several opportunities throughout the year to explore and discover MORE

What is Knowledge in Action?

Knowledge in action is taking what you learn from your professors and applying it outside of the classroom setting. The typical George Washington student partakes in knowledge in action by getting involved in internships around the city. Living in D.C. MORE

GW Becomes Your Home

Many students transitioning into GW experience a change of lifestyle. For most, it is their first time living and learning in an urban metropolitan area. Unlike suburban or rural college campuses, GW’s urban Foggy Bottom campus blends into the vibrant MORE

Trick-or-Treat: International Style

One of the highlights of being in the nation’s capital is being able to have the world at your fingertips. Being immersed in such a diverse city was always something that I loved and admired about GW, and until I MORE

Interdisciplinary Research in GW’S SEH

We are at an exciting time in GW’s history for studying engineering. The Science and Engineering Hall just had its grand opening this past March. You’ll be riding the nationwide surge for college students studying STEM fields. You’ll get to MORE

D.C. Foodies Unite

The District of Columbia offers a wealth of options when it comes to eating out for a dinner on the town. From Northwest to Southeast DC, there are countless options to choose from for any craving. For instance, several places MORE

Club Sports Are A Great Way To Get

Here at GW, students interested in continuing or beginning a sport have many options. If varsity commitment isn’t up your alley but you want more organization and competitiveness, club sports can be the perfect fit for you. Club sports are MORE

GW Students Seek Culture

I like to think of the relationship between arts and DC as similar to that of alcohol and Chicago during Prohibition. To those passing through, it would appear as though DC is more government buildings than anything else – but MORE

Tools For Your Tour

As a prospective student, you may be going on countless college campus tours. You have many decisions to make: City vs Rural, Small vs Large, Close to home vs Far away. These are just some of the many decisions you MORE

Introducing Steffi: “GW has many opportunities for students

Hello! My name is Steffi and I’m a rising junior in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. I am majoring in biology and on the pre-med track. Currently, I am thinking about applying to a graduate program in biology MORE

Introducing Jenny: “My favorite thing about GW is

Hi there, my name is Jenny and I’m originally from North Scituate, Rhode Island. I’m a rising junior in the Elliott School of International Affairs double majoring in International Affairs, with a concentration in International Environmental Studies and Geography. On MORE

Introducing Fernando: “I proudly call GW my new

My name is Fernando Zambrano, but most people call me Nando on campus. I am rising Junior in the Elliott School of International Affairs concentrating in Security Policy from College Station, Texas and a proud Colonial legacy. I knew exactly MORE

Introducing Aaron: “falling in love with GW more

Hey yall! My name is Aaron Morales and I’m a junior in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences here at GW. I am majoring in Economics and I am also minoring in Chemistry. I was born and raised in MORE

Introducing Patrick: “Working directly in the field that

Hi all! My name is Patrick Kane and I am a rising Junior in the Elliott School of International Affairs. I grew up next to the Canadian border in a small town called Swanton, Vermont. I love living in Washington, MORE

Introducing Dianne: “the best part of the school

Hi! My name is Dianne Taxay. I am a rising junior in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Sciences. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After spending the past two years MORE

Introducing Ollie: “New experiences and opportunities here”

Hi, my name is Ollie and I am a rising Junior from Westerly, RI. I will be receiving a Bachelors in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. Following my graduation in May of 2017, I will be continuing to MORE

Introducing Matthew: “I’m really interested in lots of

Hi there! My name's Matthew Mercado, a rising Sophomore at GW working as a Colonial VIP for the summer of 2015. I was born and raised in Chula Vista, CA (close by to San Diego) but went to high school MORE

Introducing Chioma: “I get to learn inside the

Hi, I'm Chioma Iheoma and I'm majoring in Political Communication in the School of Media and Public Affairs. I'm from a town in Maryland called Bel Air that is about one hour and a half away from GW, but the MORE

Introducing Cristian: “My favorite thing about GW is

Hello future Colonials! My name is Cristian Vides, a sophomore in the Elliott School of International Affairs majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Latin America and Hemispheric Affairs. I am currently involved in the Student Association, Organization of MORE

Introducing Alyssa: “GW students immerse themselves in D.C.”

Hey! My name is Alyssa Craig and I am a rising junior here at GW. I was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, but I wanted to come to GW so much that it made me willing to leave MORE

Introducing Zeinab: “I truly could not see myself

Hi there, future Colonials! My name is Zeinab Bakillah and I am a rising sophomore from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy. I first came to visit GW the summer before my senior year MORE

Introducing Mo: “I am constantly being pushed to

Hi people of the internet! My name is Moshe Pasternak but everybody, even my grandparents, calls me Mo. Somehow I am a rising junior in the Columbian College of Arts and Science majoring in Political Science. While I call GW MORE

Introducing David: “There is so much around us

Hey Ya'll! My name is David Strum and I'm a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am a pre-med student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology. I really love science and plan on pursuing a medical degree here fromGW's MORE

Introducing Alex: “GW has encouraged me to step

Hello Colonial Community! My name is Alex Hosmar, and I am a rising junior in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Public Policy and Economics, and minoring in Jazz Studies. After two years, I can truly MORE

Introducing Linda: “My first year of college has

Hello! My name is Linda Ryan, a rising sophomore in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. I am double majoring in Dance and Biology with a minor in Exercise Science. I was born and raised in Endwell, New York, MORE

Introducing Anthony: “GW is more than its location”

Hiya prospective/future Colonials!! My name is Anthony Abron and I’m a rising sophomore double majoring in Political Communication and Music. I’m soooo excited that y’all have taken the step to see what current students are about here at GW. Some MORE

The Search for the Supreme Study Space

When it comes to successful studying, your environment is one of the most important aspects to consider. Everyone has totally different preferences for noise level, lighting, crowds, and comfort. Before your first freshman midterms, you’ll definitely want to scope out MORE

Staying Healthy at GW (and in College in

Long time, no talk, readers! Unfortunately, I have been sick for the past two weeks, which is the topic of this blog post. For most people, college is the first time they’ve lived on their own. And while I’ve been MORE

On Research Requirements

Testing 1, 2, 3. One very important part of being a psychology student is assisting in research. At GW, students like me are introduced to research through a variety of studies. We participate in studies in order to familiarize ourselves MORE

Hitting the Ice

For those of you East Coasters following my posts, you know how the weather has been the last few weeks or so. If you live somewhere else and aren’t quite up to speed, it’s been pretty brutal here. We got MORE

Another Meaningful Trip to the White House

Remember that time I posted about my very first trip to the White House back in October? Well, I made my second trip this past week, and it was just as unforgettable. A group of student leaders was invited to MORE

Spring Break!

Next week will be my last college spring break. And, like I have for the past three years, this coming spring break I will be soaking up the sun in Florida. Fortunately for me, I have family in the Sunshine MORE