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Party Patrol coming to GW

Following a national trend among colleges and universities, GW is creating a “party patrol” for fraternities, Interfraternity Council President Neil Smith said.

IFC is collaborating on the project with Student Judicial Services.

Although the details of the patrol have not been ironed out yet, its goal will be to ensure rules set forth by Student Judicial Services and the IFC are observed at registered campus parties, Smith said. The patrol would target underage drinking and other violations.

Many fraternity members already have expressed interest in being part of the patrol, Smith said.

Smith said he hopes fraternity members will make up most, if not all, of the patrol.

-Andrew Ganz

CORE rides the rapids

Mike Moran, the president of GW’s Campus Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts, led 34 GW students to Minden, W.Va., for a whitewater rafting trip last weekend.

Their rafts hit Gauley River, which has the seventh-best rapids in the world and the second-best in the country, Moran said.

“It’s a very intense river,” he said.

The group camped in Minden for two nights and road the rapids Saturday. Most CORE members rode the Lower Gauley, which has class-four rapids.

“Class-six rapids are the most extreme and are not able to be done commercially,” Moran said.

Moran said the Upper Gauley, with its class-five ranking, met CORE’s thrill-seeking needs.

CORE is open to both beginner and expert adventurers, and has provided a way for GW students to escape the city and interact with nature since 1993, Moran said.

“The goal is to get students outdoors and away from campus,” Moran said.

The group participates in everything from camping and hiking to rock climbing and has grown steadily in popularity lately, Moran said.

“Our biggest turnout was in August when 52 people went tubing on Harper’s Ferry for Welcome Week,” Moran said. “There has been a pretty big interest.”

Moran said CORE is planning a skydiving trip in the future.

“We’re going to try to get some camping trips in before the weather gets cold,” he said.

-Joanna Romansic

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