Tess Marstaller

Housing Guide: For a room in disarray, try feng shui

Cramped spaces, blocky furniture, pasty walls – these characteristics of most dorm rooms can threaten to cramp the style of anyone trying to create a homey and inviting living environment. Luckily, all it takes is a bit of creativity and cash to transform any setup from bland and awkward to stylish and functional. Elizabeth Reynolds […]

Shakespeare in your free time

In high school, Shakespeare was required reading, but in college Shakespeare can be a leisurely activity. That’s the goal of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, a D.C. venue that recently launched a new student liaison program aimed to attract a newer, younger audience to the 7th Street Northwest playhouse. The Theatre Company will enlist two to […]

Diabetes research, NASA style

While the phrase “NASA technology” may bring to mind images of space shuttles and intergalactic gadgets, one GW professor has modified the same technology used for surveying outer space in hopes of getting closer to curing diabetes. Murray Loew, GW’s director of the biomedical engineering program, is working along with diabetes expert and Cornell University […]

An artist’s story: from Lebanon to the White House

Traveling to the lower level of the Watergate complex usually involves a blas? trip to the shabby Safeway supermarket. But Saturday, however, Washington’s classiest patrons headed that way for an occasion that was anything but lackluster. In an intimate gallery just beyond the market, dozens arrived for the opening of renowned artist and Foggy Bottom […]

Living room laughter feeds production company

Sophomore Darren Miller is serious about being funny. On Saturday afternoons, when he sits around his townhouse laughing with his friends about making a mock tribute to the children’s book “Where’s Waldo?” someone is actually taking notes and considering angles. Miller is the president of Always On Productions, a new student organization with a goal […]

Training for the long run

By 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings this summer, junior Katie Bolton was passed out on her couch. But she wasn’t exhausted from a night of wild partying – she was tired from already completing a 15-mile run that morning. Bolton is part of a team of runners who have woken up for 6 a.m. runs […]

Sometimes, school comes second

Monday through Friday, junior Lauren Glasser is out of her door by 7:45 a.m., works until 5 p.m., goes to class until 10 p.m. – and then it’s straight to the library. Glasser works for the anti-piracy litigation team of the Recording Industry Association of America. Over the last three years, she has also been […]

Sex Issue: Gay GW: What about the women?

This story is part of The GW Hatchet’s 2006 Life Section Sex Issue. It seems like every girl has that one gay friend she adores. He’s funny, hip and sensitive, and many girls wish they could find a straight guy who is more like him. GW is not lacking these types of men – it […]

A house of their own

The residents of 522 22nd St. are happy to entertain visitors. In a townhouse with wireless Internet, delivery service, housekeeping, a full kitchen and a backyard for grilling, there is a lot to show off. So, when 15 students showed up there last month to discuss and watch news coverage of the Palestinian election, everyone […]

Atypical Animation: Club brings anime fans together

With hundreds of registered student organizations at GW, chances are pretty good there are a few groups you have never heard of. Each week, the Life section will feature a club you may or may not have known about. The GW Anime Society knows how to spend four hours. There is socializing time from 7 […]