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.

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 […]

Police warns D.C. residents of gunpoint robberies in Georgetown

In the past two weeks, several reported robberies at gunpoint in the Georgetown area have prompted community alerts in Foggy Bottom and throughout the District. Between April 11 and 13, people walking alone in Georgetown were robbed of purses and iPods. In two of the incidents, victims reported the robber was armed. Several days later, […]

Marissa Levy: The end of the world as we know it

It’s been no secret around The Hatchet office that I didn’t want to write my 30 piece. I’ve been complaining for a week, and I put off writing this thing until the very last minute. Tell me I’m lazy, tell me I’m the queen of procrastination. But don’t tell me it’s time to say goodbye. […]

Students of religion: Observant undergrads practice faith in Foggy Bottom

Freshman Josh Bloomberg cannot swipe into his residence hall from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. It’s not that the freshman’s GWorld card doesn’t work – it’s because of the Jewish Sabbath. Along with a handful of other students on campus, Bloomberg is Orthodox, a strict sect of Judaism. During the Sabbath, he must refrain from […]

Weekend wins give Colonials A-10 tourney berth

With her team stuck in a stalemate against St. Bonaventure and a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season championship on the line, junior Kristin Karcsh, the GW lacrosse team’s leading scorer, was a non-factor in the first half of the Colonials’ 12-11 victory at Mount Vernon Athletic Complex Sunday. Karcsh and her teammates were […]

Andrew Siddons: Reflections on reflection

This is a really difficult column to write. It’s not that I’m emotional because it’s the last thing I’ll ever write for The Hatchet. It’s just that I’m already sick of reading retrospectives from my fellow seniors. The Hatchet has had a larger graduating class than it has in recent memory, and for each senior, […]

GW alum assists president on homeland security

On Sept. 11, 2001, Dan Kaniewski saw a plane hit the Pentagon from the U.S. Capitol. It was then, he said, that he made homeland security his No. 1 priority. Last month, Kaniewski, a 2000 GW graduate, was appointed special assistant to the president for homeland security and senior director of response policy. He said […]