November 13, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 25

Stories from the November 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

John McCormack: Beyond partisan politics

While campaigning last weekend in western Pennsylvania for my good friend and recent GW grad Mark Harris in his bid for state representative, I passed two middle-school girls playing basketball in a suburban driveway. “Democrats rule!” shouted one, challenging my Mark Harris T-shirt. “Nuh-uh, they’re losers!” retorted her friend. While this sophomoric exchange understandably took […]

Kyle Spector: From ineptitude to progress

Two things that GW students can count on each fall semester are the arrival of winter and some type of Student Association scandal. Whether it’s sex, money or both, students in the SA traditionally face scandal each November as their limited power and public disinterest combine to engender some rather poor choices among our student […]

Professor helps to model AIDS virus

A GW professor may be a step closer to finding a vaccination for AIDS. With his team, physics assistant professor Guanyu Wang has successfully created a computer model replicating the evolution of the HIV virus in all its stages within the human body. Wang did most of his research at Rice University in Texas with […]

Greeks buy dates at auction for charity

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Mu Beta Chapter “brought sexy back” with a date auction in the Marvin Center Friday night. The second annual auction featured 30 participants from eight of the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters and one Multicultural Greek Council chapter. Contestants included students and alumni, as well as Greek-letter group members […]

GRE and LSAT to see formatting changes

The standardized test for most graduate students will nearly double in length next year and the law school entrance exam will see minor changes. Students taking the Graduate Record Examination, a test most graduate programs nationwide require for admission, will have a completely new exam beginning next September. The Law School Admissions Test will make […]

GW Blind Date: A chatty dinner date

Awkward silences were nonexistent on a date between Michael, a junior, and Adam, a sophomore, at Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle as they talked non-stop about home towns, studying abroad and the GW social scene. Michael I have been on a blind date before, when I was in high school in Los Angeles. Adam and […]

Weekly check up: Dangers of piercings and tattoos

Piercings and tattoos are popular tools for self-expression among college students, but if you’re not careful, these body decorations could become ugly scars or painful mistakes. According to a study published in September in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 24 percent of surveyed participants between the ages of 18 and 50 had tattoos, […]

Elliott’s 25 push men to win in Boston

BOSTON, Nov. 10-During the second half of GW’s men’s basketball game against Boston University, senior guard Carl Elliott was knocked hard to the floor after a rough foul while driving. Rather than get in the face of the culprits, Elliott briefly lay on the hardwood floor, then smiled a big toothy grin, got up and […]

What’s the deal with… GW’s yearbook?

For the past few weeks, the Cherry Tree staff has been sitting in the lobby of Ivory Tower taking senior portraits. While snapping photos, they are also spreading the word – it’s not uncommon for students to wonder what the Cherry Tree even is. Many students around campus were unaware that GW has a yearbook […]