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Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason

GW Basketball Has New Digs: Photos of Smith Center Renovations

George Washington University basketball has been all over the news recently.  Media from around the nation flocked to Foggy Bottom when Kye Allums, a junior on the Colonials' women's basketball team, announced he is a transgender male.  And while Allums is making national headlines, GW's renovations to its arena, the Charles E. Smith Center, has created a buzz throughout the greater Foggy Bottom community.

The arena certainly looks different than it did just a few short years ago.  The renovations cost a whopping $43 million, money that went to giving the facility a face-lift, both inside and out.

Parents of Hardy Middle School Students Outraged After Minors Subjected to Graphic Sex Survey

Parents of students at Georgetown's Hardy Middle School knew that the DC Public School system would provide their children with sexual education courses.  They just didn't think said classes would involve such graphic content.

This past Tuesday, during a sex education session ran by Metro TeenAIDS, a DCPS contracted organization, 7th grade Hardy students were administered a survey to determine the extent of their sexual knowledge.

Parents feel as though the survey crossed the line and that the questions were inappropriate.

For example, students, some of whom are just 12 years old, were asked if they knew "the difference between oral, vaginal, and anal sex" or if they could “correctly put a condom on (them self) or (their) partner".

According to parental accounts, one student actually asked what the various sexual acts were, at which point the Metro TeenAIDS facilitator explained what they all meant.

Women Leaders Praise Sisterhood University At GWU This Past Weekend

A pilot program tracking the impact of mentorship on women launched Saturday. Participants from the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic gathered in Washington, DC at George Washington University School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.  The program, called Sisterhood University ™, is the testing ground for research gathered by Kathy Korman Frey's Hot Mommas® Project, an online case study collection of teachable role models and mentors for both women and girls. Frey, founder of The Hot Mommas Project and a George Washington University professor of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program, led the pilot effort.

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Dance4Peace To Host Brunch4Peace Event This Sunday

This Sunday, October 3 from 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Dance4Peace, the D.C. non-profit offering youth empowerment and peace education through movement and dance, will host a Brunch4Peace event to kick-off their new conflict resolution initiative for D.C. Public Schools.

Dance4Peace's new initiative hopes to develop tolerance and cultural understanding throughout D.C. Public School classroms.

This event is open to the public.  In addition to a three-course brunch for $28, there will also be a silent auction and 50-50 raffle to benefit Dance4Peace. 

It will be hosted in the Hudson, located at 2030 M Street NW.

For more information about Dance4Peace's brunch event and to RSVP, log onto Brunch4Peace.

GW Students Return to Foggy Bottom This Weekend

Yes Foggy Bottomers, whether you like it or not, it's that time of year again.

George Washington University students will return to campus this weekend in full force, which means dorm and apartment move-in will be going on all over Foggy Bottom Saturday and Sunday. 

Georgetown University is also scheduled to have registration and move-in this weekend, which will most likely render M Street packed with traffic and pedestrians.

Needless to say, it will be a very busy weeked in and around Foggy Bottom.