September 24, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 11

Stories from the September 24, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s the deal with… …the cans at 2000 Penn?

“A beacon of hope has arisen among a sea of cans. A strong -willed fighter has emerged whose single goal is to destroy this wicked monster. A robot in disguise that is our saving grace. He is energized to transform hungry stomachs into full bellies.” This may sound like a quote from the recent Transformers […]

Shaken not stirred

On weekend nights, when GW students dress up and take cabs to their favorite neighborhood hot-spots, they rarely bother to notice who is behind the bar. But look again – the person checking your wristband and twirling glass bottles may very well be in your 8 a.m. calculus class. GW students get involved with bartending […]

Selling sex, door-to-door

There are no pillow fights or popcorn kettles at these slumber parties, but one rule still remains: no boys allowed. Last week junior Sara Yoffe hosted her own slumber party for some girlfriends after contacting Slumber Parties Inc. The girls gathered in Yoffe’s New Hall dorm to gawk over merchandise such as vibrating panties and […]

Weekly Checkup: Toxic Shock Syndrome

Tampons aren’t the only perpetrators of toxic shock syndrome. In fact, one-third of patients diagnosed with TSS are men, said Dr. Cara Sue Schultz an associate university physician at Student Health Service. TSS is a serious but extremely uncommon bacterial infection caused by a bacterium known as staphylococcus, according to WebMD.com. “In my 12 years […]

Senior fellow asked to leave

GW suspended a senior fellow in its Department of Homeland Security Institute this month following allegations that he fabricated a doctorate degree and interviews with prominent politicians. “Once we found out about the serious allegations concerning his professional endeavors, we moved immediately to suspend his senior fellowship,” said Frank Cilluffo, director and associate vice president […]

Under the covers: “Dress for success”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you two anonymous columnists – a guy and a girl – to report on sex at GW. This week Delilah’s on top. Next week Samson gets his turn. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. Bad shoes, […]

From the SA to Capitol Hill

Running for the U.S. House of Representatives is a daunting task, but GW alumnus and former Student Association president John Morris said he mastered one part of the job nearly 20 years ago. “I’ve worked in several legislative bodies and I’ve never encountered more sophisticated procedures than the SA senate,” he said. Morris, a Republican, […]

Fresh produce on campus keeps students healthy

It’s easy to fall prey to junk food on campus, especially when healthy, fresh food options are hard to find. After hearing such frustrations from many students while working at Juice Zone in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, Amir Mostafavi looked for a way to provide kids with the option of a healthier dining […]

An Era Ends: Nationals’ last at R.F.K.

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Alfonseca throws a pitch during the Washington Nationals’ last game in Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Sunday. Nationals infielder D’Angelo Jimenez scored a run on the play. After this season, the Nationals will move to a new stadium still under construction on the Anacostia waterfront.

GW Expat: Junior gets a taste of the multilingual lifestyle

This had to have been the most awkward experience in my life. After about a week of orientation, my fellow classmates and I gathered at a hotel in Nyon, Switzerland (20 minutes outside Geneva) where we would meet our homestay families for the first time. The reception room was spacious and boasted tables of drinks […]