April 16, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rain forces thousands of Spring Fling attendees, Regina Spektor indoors

Spring Fling and its headlining act Regina Spektor drew thousands of students into Smith Center despite inclement weather outside Saturday. Maria Bea Querido, the executive chair of Program Board, said she, along with other PB members, decided to move the event to Smith Center Friday. While the day-long concert is traditionally held in University Yard, […]

Cancer gala raises money, awareness

Hundreds of benefactors convened in the lavishly decorated National Building Museum’s Great Hall Saturday evening to raise money and awareness for GW’s expanding efforts in cancer research. The fourth annual GW Cancer Institute Gala raised money that will go toward a media campaign, promoting prostate, breast and colorectal cancer awareness and treatment. The Cancer Institute, […]

WEB EXTRA: Flammability of freshly laid mulch of issue

With warmer weather coming to D.C., University officials are taking measures to warn students of flammable materials on campus. One of the University’s biggest concerns is mulch. Although no serious damage has occurred from a mulch fire, Nancy Haaga, managing director of Campus Support Services, stressed the importance of implementing fire safety precautions in University-owned […]

Trachtenberg poster defaced with swastika in Madison

A GW student reported last week that Madison Hall posters were vandalized with swastikas drawn on University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s forehead. The posters publicized Trachtenberg’s hall tour, in which he will take the GW trolley to Thurston, New Hall, Ivory Tower and the Mount Vernon Quad. The event recognizes his contributions to residence hall […]

What’s the deal with… biking in D.C.?

Bikers are constantly whizzing by on sidewalks and bike lanes around the District, but what you don’t know is that many cyclists say they don’t feel safe on D.C. streets, and safety statistics are backing up their claim. According to the Washington Transportation Planning Board, about 25 percent of those killed on roads in the […]

WEB EXTRA: E-board sizes vary across student organizations

As the hundreds of student organizations on campus hold elections for next year’s groups’ leaders, students are realizing that the size of the executive board can vary greatly from group to group. Apparently one size does not fit all. Most undergraduates participate in one of GW’s 370 student organizations, according to figures from the Student […]

Honeyford sweetens her attack

Somewhere in the labyrinth below the tennis courts on the Mount Vernon Campus is junior Katelyn Honeyford’s locker. It’s filled with the usual – sweat suits, workout gear and a pair of sneakers. But what distinguishes Honeyford’s locker from the others in the lacrosse squad’s team room is a sign on the inside of the […]

Under the covers: “Mr. Quickie, wanderers and ‘manscaping'”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. This week’s […]

Painting in prison

Anthony Dye’s abstract art, hanging in a K Street gallery, is unusual albeit unremarkable. He eschews traditional media and instead uses paint made from mustard, coffee creamer and spinach. For a modern piece, such atypical methods aren’t unheard of, but Dye’s situation is different. He has no choice but to be avant garde. That’s because […]

Activists flock to Capitol Hill, advocating carbon emission cuts

More than 1,000 global warming activists gathered on Capitol Hill Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support legislation to combat what many are calling an environmental crisis. The crowd assembled themselves into a human postcard telling Congress to cut carbon 80 percent by 2050. Step It Up, an organization created to coordinate […]