Thursday, October 15, 2009

No chorus line here

by Colleen Beagen
Hatchet Reporter

Imagine standing in the center of the room with the spotlight on you. Each person in the audience is looking at just you, waiting to be amazed. You're sweating and your heart is fluttering as you wait for the music to begin. This is your moment.

Ten years later and still struggling

by Jenna Duncan
Hatchet Reporter

More than 10 years ago, the story of Matthew Shepard, a man killed in a small Wyoming town for being gay, captivated the country. On Monday, the story got a new chapter.

Taste testing on M Street

by Paloma Aelyon
Hatchet Reporter

Wisconsin Avenue was bustling Saturday afternoon with hungry pedestrians, lively musicians and an aroma that could make any food connoisseur drool.

$5 - $10 - $20: A weekly entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

Crime Log

White House offers garden tours

by Amy D'Onofrio

Visitors to the District wanting to check out the White House's famed gardens will get their chance this weekend with two days of the sought-after tours.

Professor grabs NIH grant

by Gabrielle Bluestone

A chemistry professor has secured a grant for an estimated $720,000 from the National Institutes of Health to expand drug research on tuberculosis.

City-wide program spruces up abandoned call boxes

by Andrea VittorioHatchet Reporter

A recent initiative to transform abandoned police and fire call boxes on campus into works of art is bringing creativity to the mundane.

University to start 'waste-to-energy' program

by Shaeera Tariq
Hatchet Reporter

GW plans to burn 3,500 tons of waste this year in hopes of eliminating the University's solid waste carbon emissions.

New counseling program addresses eating disorders

by Michelle Bradbury
Hatchet Reporter

A new counseling program aimed at increasing awareness and treatment for those suffering from eating disorders has been initiated by the University Counseling Center.

Data center will get new home

by Emily Cahn

On Thanksgiving night - while most of the GW community will be enjoying family, turkey and fall break - Information Systems and Services employees will be hard at work moving servers currently located in the Academic Center to the support building on F Street.

Officials work to green shuttle service

by Rachel Barker
Hatchet Staff Writer

If you want to get from Foggy Bottom to Mount Vernon, the always-running Vern Express is your best bet. But with the round-the-clock schedule for a fleet of large vans, how much does the transit service contribute to the University's carbon footprint?

Bookstore will begin to sell Greek items

by Amanda Dick

The GW Bookstore will now offer students the ability to order Greek-letter apparel and accessories, Student Association President Julie Bindelglass announced at a Greek Week event on Wednesday.

Thurston intruder to face grand jury

by Gabrielle Bluestone

A University of Maryland student was jailed and charged with first-degree burglary this week after he was arrested for attempting to touch several sleeping females in Thurston Hall last Friday, according to court documents.

Student-run coffee cart set to reopen

by Emily Cahn

The student-run coffee cart near Gelman Library will soon be back in business after a D.C. councilmember helped secure permission Wednesday for the cart's owner to return to the H Street spot.

Remembering Red

by Dan Greene

His first name was Arnold, but you probably know him as Red Auerbach, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and arguably the greatest coach in NBA history, and the red seat in the middle of Smith Center's lower level was his.

UPD steps up Duques security

by Raffi Salbashian and Gabrielle Bluestone
Hatchet Reporters

GW has beefed up security at Duques and Funger Halls this week in response to a bizarre and violent attack on a graduate student last Friday.

Parents, fun and GW

by Max McGowan and Miranda Green
Contributing Life Editors

With more than a month having passed since students moved in or back to campus, and with the freshman stress of adjusting to school subsiding, it's time for the invasion of the parents - also known as Colonials Weekend 2009.

Colonials invasion

by Max McGowen and Marielle Mondon
Hatchet Reporters

Pom poms and cheerleaders supporting GW's athletes will not be the only sights to behold at this year's Colonials Invasion.

Sex Column: Let's talk about sex ... with mom and dad?

by Layla
Sex Columnist

I'm pretty sure my parents know I'm having sex - as much as I can get my hands on, actually. Luckily they have never found any embarrassing sex items in my room and I would rather they don't read my column (yes Dad, I mean you), but let's be honest - they're not stupid.

Take your parents on a walk

by Max McGowen

Washington D.C. is a smaller city than you would expect, so it's easy to see the sights and have fun at the same time just by walking around. Trek to some of the most interesting - and little-known - spots the city has to offer with the following walking tours.

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet's monthly wrap-up of GW's ups and downs.

Go off the beaten path

by Kira Brekke
Hatchet Reporter

hen your parents come this weekend, show them what going to school in a city is all about by showing them the areas that make D.C. great. Take them on a tour of Washington - off the beaten path.

Volleyball breezes past Morgan State

by Saira Thadani and Dan Greene
Hatchet Reporters

Wednesday's match was not much of a challenge for the GW women's volleyball team. In just 64 minutes, they cruised past Morgan State 3-0 with scores of 25-12, 25-9 and 25-17.

Sports in Brief

Andrew Clark: Admiring Rhee-form

by Andrew Clark

Ask me who one of my favorite contemporary political heroes is, and you may be surprised at the answer. She's actually a Democrat, serving right here in Washington D.C.

Bradley Dlatt: Creating the GW brand

by Bradley Dlatt

When I visited GW as a prospective student, I was told by admissions staff that "something happens here."

Word on the Street

With the Board of Trustees meeting being held this week, we asked students what they thought were the most pressing issues at GW. Here is what they had to say.

Campus Calendar

Colin Powell to present new alumni award

by Drew Spence
Hatchet Reporter

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will present the first-ever George Washington University Colin Powell Public Service Award on Thursday at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History.

Audio Slide Show: Skit Night

Jewish, Muslim students promote peace at 8th annual Interfaith Dinner

by Ann Shapiro
Hatchet Reporter

The eighth annual Interfaith Dinner Wednesday night featured performances and foods from the Muslim and Jewish traditions and promoted a message of peace between world religions.

SA falls short of communication goals

by Madeleine Morgenstern

When Student Association President Julie Bindelglass promised to "take back the SA," during last year's campaign, she vowed that communicating with students would be the top priority of her new administration.

Public Health professor named a leader of the Pan American Health Organization

by Olivia Kenney
Hatchet Reporter

School of Public Health and Health Services professor Jon Andrus was appointed deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization last month.

Georgetown hotspots

by Kira Brekke
Hatchet Reporter

Despite the rivalry that GW and Georgetown University might have, there's no denying that the shops, cafés, restaurants and clubs in Georgetown are vital to a GW student's college existence.

Still funding after all these years

by Jenny Suzdak
Hatchet Reporter

The Columbian Women group still exists today as scholarship and networking organization for students, alumni, faculty, staff and wives of staff members at GW.

Law School professor awarded for work with domestic abuse victims

by Priya Anand
Hatchet Reporter

Joan Meier says she sees the worst part of the justice system every day.

Green Move-Out recognized by Washington Business Journal

by Danielle Solinski
Hatchet Reporter

The Washington Business Journal recognized GW's Green Move-Out program with a Green Business Award for Innovation on Thursday.

MLK memorial fundraisers near goal

by Alex Markoff
Hatchet Reporter

They have a dream. And it's almost a reality.

Parent-ready museums

by Whitney Hensler
Hatchet Reporter

Washington is home to the world-famous Smithsonian Institution, but beyond the traditional attractions D.C. contains several quirky treasures.