The revival of The Rival: a letter from the managing editor

The 2019-2020 school year is in full swing, and The Rival GW is here to document all that is in store at the nation’s (formerly) most politically active campus!

The Rival was created in 2014 with the goal of revolutionizing student media - no more boring listicles or click-bait articles on stuff that no one really cares about. Instead, we are committed to featuring unique perspectives, providing honest hot-takes, and creating a space where GW students can feel heard and understood. 

If you want to read about the saga that is GW’s annual SA election drama or the ridiculousness of the university charging students $2,700 to live in disgusting Fulbright quads (which are not supposed to be quads, by the way!) during the summer, you’ve come to the right place. 

After going through several website changes and basically hiring a new staff from scratch at the start of this school year, we are back and better than ever. 

Welcome home, Colonials. This is #TheRivalRevived. 

Have something funny or interesting to say about GW? Want to gain experience writing for a publication? Then fill out our application to join our team! No previous experience required (Literally. All we ask is that you can write in complete sentences and have a personality). Poke fun at GW with the rest of us and #RushRival today! 



CampusAnika Raju