Prerna Rao

A Catholic tie for young females

On a campus where politics is the tie that binds, GW students Michelle Huntley and Emily Karrs use their religion to connect with other students. That’s why they brought a new student organization, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, to GW. “Our goal is to build a solid community for GW Catholic women. We are […]

When work requires play

It’s 9:30 on a Thursday night in the outskirts of D.C.’s Chinatown at RNR Bar & Lounge, formerly known as Coyote Ugly, and people are lugging around cardboard boxes with flyers, setting up a cash register outside, and fixing last-minute details with bouncers and the club owner. They chatter excitedly about who will show up […]

A photo finish

When graduate student Heather Bradley started a program in El Salvador that helped orphan children take photographs, she never imagined the United Nations would exhibit the children’s work. Bradley, who got her undergraduate degree last May with a major in Latin American studies and women’s studies, first traveled to San Salvador two years ago with […]

Weekly check up: Condoms and oral sex

Most sexually active students know the potential consequences of not using a condom when having sex – possible pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS – but when it comes to oral sex, it seems the condom consideration is often left out. Whether it’s that the rubber protection is unappealing or it’s just […]

Former Freshman: Making the most of it

Let’s just say these rising sophomores aren’t short on resume-builders. The four students highlighted below didn’t have typical freshman year experiences. From working in GW Hospital’s emergency room to helping manage the men’s basketball team, it’s an understatement to say that these students took advantage of their first year at GW. James Betz Concentration: pre-medicine […]

Hiring rate of college grads increases

GW released thousands of college graduates into the world Sunday, and they may be in a better position to land jobs than in past years. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reported in late April that hiring for the 2006 graduating class is up about 14 percent this year. The professional association annually surveys […]

Senior Stories: The Hatchet’s intriguing grads of 2006

Each of the almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participating in Commencement on the National Mall next weekend has a story – whether it deals with academic or personal achievements, social life or post-GW plans. The Hatchet spoke to faculty and students in order to uncover 10 especially intriguing graduating seniors. -photos by Ben Solomon, Nick Gingold […]

Quigley’s awaits construction permits

Major construction on the vacant Quigley’s building at 21st and G Streets, which was set to reopen as the TONIC restaurant by January 2007, has been delayed by four months. The restaurant’s opening date could be missed if there are further delays. GW still expects to open the restaurant by the target date, but “the […]

Lulu’s celebrates its final party Friday night

Hundreds of college students swarmed Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras Friday to celebrate its last night after a more than 30-year run. The nightclub at 1217 22nd St. is now permanently closed. It will be redeveloped and leased as retail space by its new owner, Amerimar Enterprises, which owns the Marriott Hotel above the club and […]

Lulu’s set to close its doors

Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras, the dance club not far from GW’s campus, will be permanently closing after this Friday’s farewell bash. The popular bar and nightclub, situated at the corner of 22nd and M streets, was bought by Amerimar Enterprises, which owns the Marriot Hotel above the club and also purchased Blackies, the bar next […]