April 30, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 59

Stories from the April 30, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot: Sacred squirt

Photo Credit: Ryder Haske/Hatchet staff photographer Junior Saumya Narechania squirts fruit punch on senior Divyesh Lalloobhai in University Yard Friday afternoon. They were participating in “Holi,” an Indian holiday celebrating the coming of spring.

Honors program to adopt part of 4×4 curriculum

Freshmen in the University Honors Program will adopt a class structure this fall that includes some aspects of the four-course, four-credit plan the University has considered implementing. Under the new system, program participants are required to take two full-year classes during both their freshmen and sophomore years, and a global issues practicum during their senior […]

Gabriel Okolski: All ready for takeoff

I am dying. I know it’s been coming. I’ve been a marked man for four years since the humid summer day I stepped foot on a few acres of city streets in the heart of our nation’s capital. I’ve had plenty of time to prepare for this, but I’m still not sure how I feel […]

Varsity Roundups

Softball The Colonials split weekend doubleheaders at Rhode Island and Massachusetts Saturday and Sunday, respectively. GW defeated the Rams in Kingston, R.I., 5-0 and 10-6 and then lost to the Minutewomen in Amherst, Mass., 4-2 and 9-1. Freshman Amanda Gabriel pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout in the first game against Rhode Island. The series also […]


The Hatchet mistakenly reported in a caption in “GW plans to host 2008 candidates” (April 26, p. 1) that Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards are attending a presidential primary forum at GW. The candidates were invited but have not necessarily accepted the offer. In “Univ. hosts housing fair” (April […]

Juniors to spend summer on 4,000-mile trek for philanthropy

GW juniors Jake DiGregorio and Pat Kirby will spend most of their summer biking – 4,000 miles from California to Washington. The Pi Kappa Phi brothers will participate in the 64-day Journey of Hope event hosted by their fraternity’s national philanthropic organization, Push America. “If I went back home and worked at my minimum-wage job […]

Caitlin Carroll: Time for some belated thank you’s

We don’t say “thank you” enough at The Hatchet. It’s just too easy not to stop and appreciate what we’ve done – probably because stopping (and feeling satisfied) isn’t something we’re very familiar with. There are always new stories, new photos, new columns, new layouts, new headlines, new opportunities for something not to be the […]

Professor, actress fight for YouthAIDS campaign

Cameras rolled last year when GW professor Amita Vyas and film star Ashley Judd visited Indian brothels and listened to stories from sex workers in the slums of Dharavi, but these women were not taping a summer blockbuster. Judd, a global ambassador for YouthAIDS, and Vyas, a graduate professor of public health, were part of […]

Kaite Rooney: It’s time for one last toast

This column almost didn’t get written because I went out drinking last night. You know how it goes – I started out at Lauriol with dinner and some margaritas and found myself trolling the streets of Adams Morgan at 3 a.m. stuffing my face with Jumbo Slice. While that’s how Saturday nights go here for […]