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D.C. Mayor Plays Both Sides On Immigration – Prerna Lal

On Wednesday, Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order that would prohibit D.C. police and public safety officials from inquiring as to an individual’s immigration status during arrests and other operations. “We’re not going to be instruments of federal law when it comes to...

He Did Not Hurt Me, But It Hurt by Katherine Mereand-Sinha

I was walking by myself on 20th between L & M Streets, NW, at about 8:50 p.m. last Wednesday.  A stranger in a wide-brimmed felt hat and a nice trench coat walked towards me.  He stepped close, too close, said coldly “white bitch”, and flicked a lit cigarette butt...

Controversy Surrounds Opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial by Bradford L. Seamon Jr

The newly erected Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011.  The memorial borders the Tidal Basin and covers a span of about four acres slightly southwest of the National Mall here in the nation’s capital.  It is located between the Lincoln and...

Largest Quake in Recorded DC History Leaves Minimal Damage by Alex Giannattasio

August 24, 2011, DC: A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday, making it the largest in DC recorded history. Lasting for more than 30 seconds, the tremor extended up and down the East Coast, and was felt as far north as Toronto, and as far west as Detroit. The...

Getting Acquainted With the District by Stephanie Levitt

Whether you hail from Korea, England, Pakistan, or Pumpkintown, South Carolina, you’ve made it to GW Law. Congratulations! You’re an official resident of the District of Columbia. And you will remain so for the next three-to-four years. If you’re still feeling a little foreign in...