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GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

April 16th marks the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre which took place in Blacksburg, Va in 2007. 

32 lives were lost that day in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history as well as the lone gunman who later killed himself.

We all remember where we were when news of a gunman on Tech's campus was announced. I was walking to one of my many journalism classes at my university, which was 2.5 hours from Tech.  I recall looking down at my phone to a mass number of missed calls and text messages from college friends asking if I had heard the news. At that time, some of my best friends from high school went to Tech and I was very worried about them. Thank goodness they were okay, but that day changed campus life forever at Virginia Tech and across the country.

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in D.C.

$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in D.C.

The bonanza that was last month’s Mega Millions lottery prompted many people to think about what they would do if they won 600 million dollars.

Now, someone who bought a Powerball ticket in D.C. will need to think about what they will do with a million bucks.

A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in the District for the Wednesday, April 11, 2012 drawing, according to D.C. Lottery officials.

The winning ticket, which hasn't been claimed yet, was sold at Mayfair Liquor, 7312 Georgia Avenue in Northwest D.C..

The winning numbers were: 16-23-42-44-47-PB 2. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize.

SOME Opens Affordable Housing for 49 Homeless Men and Women in the District

From Ellen Hatherill: On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, SOME (So Others Might Eat) and Mayor Vincent Gray celebrate the opening of Gasner House, which will provide safe, dignified and affordable housing to 49 homeless and extremely poor men and women in Washington, DC.

 

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Sixth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

The top floor of the Fifth Annual DC Design House includes three spaces. Susan Nelson of Susan Nelson Interiors of Great Falls, VA, www.susannelsoninteriors.com, is designing Space 17, the Daughter’s Bedroom. By combining block and geometric prints in green, yellow, pink, brown and cream, Nelson creates a cozy haven. “By using a mix of new and repurposed furniture, the room has a quality of changing along with the girl,” Nelson says. For instance, the coverlet features a sophisticated fabric with a watercolor quality, while the club chair is slipcovered in a fun confetti print in pinks and purples that the “daughter” might have loved as a child.