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What’s in a name? The most popular names at GW

Correction appended “Is there a Michael here?” If you’re at GW, the answer is probably yes. That’s because Michael is the most popular name for George Washington undergraduates. The Hatchet gathered data from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning to break down the name game at GW. According to this data, 174 Michaels currently […]

Reaching to the skies

Proper restaurant etiquette: Don’t light swizzle sticks on fire using the candles on the table. GW alumnus John Safer did not abide by this rule. If he had, he may not have the illustrious career he has today. Sixty years ago, Safer experimented with sculpture for the first time by lighting those sticks on fire […]

On the defensive

SLAM! Although this may sound painful to the untrained ear, aikido students know the louder you hit the mat when you fall, the safer you’ll be. Students who practice aikido every Saturday in the K Gym not only learn how to fall correctly, but they also gain the benefits of exercise and meditation “all rolled […]