David Burt

As I See It: SA wastes money, again

The leaves are falling from the trees, and you know what that means – the Student Association election season is coming your way. But this year the palm cards may be hitting you sooner than you think. While the average GW student watched our women’s basketball team struggle against Tennessee, our honorable members of the […]

As I See It: Doth the SA protest too much?

This year, a familiar fall pattern emerged on campus. The GW Hatchet, for one reason or the other, decided to write a staff editorial about the Student Association. Unlike in past years, the editorial brought a strong rebuke from SA President Roger Kapoor and his top lieutenant, Chief of Staff Joe Ardito. This rebuke was […]

As I See It: SA has money to spare, just ask for it

While the past Hatchet editorial “Sluggish SA” (Oct. 18, p. 4) brought an immediate response from the top of the SA ladder (I’ll get to that controversy in my next column), I am waiting to see what the SA’s response will be to the Oct. 25 Letter to the Editor “Rags for Rugby?” Given my […]

Forum: SA Senate ignores will of students

It is a sad day when we elect people to represent us that we do not know. However, I do not blame the electorate. I blame the candidates. It is easy to blame the candidates because they are the ones who sit on the Student Association Senate. They are the ones who do not want […]

Forum: Leading from the top

Believe me when I tell you that running for president of the Student Association is no easy task. You need to block and place posters on noticeable walls of the various campus buildings; you have to give speeches at least twice a night; and of course, you have to beg all of your friends to […]

We’re here for students

“I will be your voice” – perhaps the most common sentence used during the Student Association campaign season. As most senators suggest, they want to be elected so they can represent the students. What some senators quickly forget is the only way to represent students is to go out there and listen to what you, […]