Laura Treanor

Laura Treanor: Pondering the Pope

This is an abridged version of an article Laura wrote in the April 21, 2008, edition of The Hatchet. When I first got word that the pope was coming to D.C. as part of the first U.S. pontifical tour in over a decade, I decided that I would see him. I did not realize at […]

The price of tanning

Brittany Myers does not frequent tanning salons. But the freshman, who will soon return home for Thanksgiving break, said she is worried about being “the pale one” among her group of friends. It’s enough to get her to overlook safety concerns and lie down for a few bronzing sessions before heading home for the holidays. […]

Crystallizing presidential politics

In a recent issue of Glamour magazine, presidential candidate John McCain’s wife, Cindy McCain, can be seen wearing a large campaign pin. But it wasn’t just any regular campaign pin. It was bedazzled with Swarovski crystals. The pin is a creation of local designer Ann Hand, one of many on display in the windows of […]

Seeing war through a new lens

Bobby Fraser’s view on Iraq is different from what it was two months ago. That’s because two months ago he didn’t know any Iraqis. But this past July, Fraser got to know 16 Iraqis on a personal level when he traveled to Amman, Jordan, for a conference aimed at bringing Iraqi and American youth together […]

Segway-ing into city’s historical sites

It was about 1 a.m. when Will Maden witnessed one of Queen Elizabeth II’s footmen fall off a Segway in front of the White House. The senior and Capital Segway tour guide said it was one of many “ridiculous falls” he has seen on the two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles during rides through the city. But he […]

Senior Stories: The Music Prodigy, Emily Robertson

When almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participate in Commencement on the National Mall Sunday they will leave behind their years at GW, but many will not be forgotten. The Hatchet spoke with faculty, staff and students to find 10 seniors who have made a lasting impression during their undergraduate years. When Emily Robertson enrolled in GW […]

Senior Stories: The Life Saver, Amy Fishman

When almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participate in Commencement on the National Mall Sunday they will leave behind their years at GW, but many will not be forgotten. The Hatchet spoke with faculty, staff and students to find 10 seniors who have made a lasting impression during their undergraduate years. A trip to the gym changed […]

Keeping busy in the city

The countdown to Commencement is dwindling and restaurants are getting booked. To keep your family entertained and avoid the reservation rush, The Hatchet has compiled eight unique, food-free things for you and your parents to enjoy before you graduate. Art Metro Stop: Bethesda (Red line) -D.C. resident artist Joan Danziger’s sculptures have graced the city […]