GWU Student Prompts Discussion About Changing Colonials Nickname

Having the Colonials as George Washington University’s team name may inhibit students from having “inclusive” school spirit because the moniker could be associated with ethnophobia and oppression,  said Hayley Margolis, a Student Association senator.

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Margolis said she wants to push the discussion about the Colonials nickname past a “casual conversation” and inform officials and students about the negative impact the name carries for international students from countries that have seen the effects of colonialism, according to The GW Hatchet.