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Michael Gryboski

Michael Gryboski

Michael Gryboski was born, raised, and currently resides in Alexandria, making him one of the few people living in Northern Virginia who's actually from Northern Virginia. He recently graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor of arts in history and a minor in psychology. An aspiring writer, Michael wrote for GMU's student newspaper the Broadside , including his own website, www.cross-nation.com.

Articles By Michael Gryboski

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Alexandria a Principal Source of Growth for D.C. area
Jun 30,2010

Census figures released Tuesday place Northern Virginia, and Alexandria specifically, as the chief source of population growth for the DC-Metropolitan area. Many places in Northern Virginia experienced more than 3 percent population growth from 2008 to 2009. In contrast, Montgomery County grew by only 1.9 percent

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Patrick Murray defeats Mathew Berry in GOP Primary
Jun 16,2010

With 51.74% of the vote, Eighth Congressional District hopeful Patrick Murray defeated Matthew Berry for the Republican nomination. According to his regular Twitter.com updates, Berry was initially ahead. With 5 precincts reporting, Berry was ahead by 10 points.

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Schmoozing with Elected Officials at the Westin
Jun 16,2010

Last Wednesday, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce held its annual Legislative Reception at the Westin Alexandria in Old Town. Invited guests from many local businesses got to meet their elected representatives in a casual environment of socializing with finger foods and an open bar.


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Alexandria Libraries Falling Victim to Harsh Economy
Jun 16,2010

The City of Alexandria has joined other local governments in announcing curtailed library hours starting this summer. Fairfax County and Arlington County have already reduced hours of operation in the face of declining tax revenues. However, difficulties in Northern Virginia with budget shortfalls are minor compared

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Ken Cuccinelli’s ‘Best Piece of Service’
Jun 07,2010

Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) took office as Attorney General for the McDonnell administration having had nearly two-thirds of Virginians vote for him. Cuccinelli weathered claims of being a right-wing extremist and out of the mainstream to soundly defeat his Democratic opponent. Yet, as Attorney General Cuccinelli issues

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Biting the Hand that Feeds at George Mason U
May 30,2010

Throughout the ages the chief purpose of the upper academic environment was to foster intellectual discourse and debate, and the entertainment of ideas once foreign to one’s worldview. Modern universities often amend this ideal, adding to the discourse the assumption that ideas which offer intellectual substance and factual


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Misusing the B-Word
May 27,2010

Some say we are in an epic fight for equality. In tune with the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, these days many are fighting the b-word: bigotry. During the current session of the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate David Englin introduced a bill to combat discrimination in the Commonwealth. It failed in committee.

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Hijacking a Cause, Person by Person
May 17,2010

April is said to be the cruelest month. To the cliché’s credit, it is the month in which the American Civil War began, the Titanic sank, and Adolf Hitler was born. Another addition to the sad moments of that cruel month came this year with the death of longtime civil rights activist Dorothy Height at the age of 98. Seldom appreciated until recently,



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