October 15, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 17

Stories from the October 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Video gaming goes beyond students’ dorms

When senior Tom Lotito came home for Christmas from a semester studying abroad in Japan, he found that his mom and sister were wishing for the same Christmas present that he wanted – the newly released Nintendo Wii. For Lotito, the president of the Nintendo Players Union on campus, getting a Wii was a no-brainer, […]

Zenk double-dips for GW’s squads

When he was four years old, David Zenk’s mother took him to get swimming lessons because she was afraid that he would drown. Seventeen years later, Zenk’s is doing more than just staying afloat. As a junior, Zenk stars for both GW’s men’s swimming and water polo teams. Last year, he led the water polo […]

Kogan Plaza coffee cart keeps students up

More than 10 years ago, Naceur Negra noticed a shortage of good coffee in Washington. A native of Tunisia, where coffee and tea are rich and flavorful elements of society, Negra said he knew something was missing when one could only find good coffee at hotels and restaurants, where it would just “sit on top […]

For GW group, campus is an obstacle course

When looking for a hobby some people pick up reading or knitting, but junior Binny Seth, president of the GW Parkour, prefers spending his time jumping from rooftops and back flipping onto the ground. Parkour is the art of moving from one point to another in the most efficient way possible. Parkour is meant to […]

Varsity Roundup, Scoreboard

Scoreboard Volleyball No. 14 Dayton, L, 3-0Xavier, L, 3-0 Women’s soccer Charlotte, L, 3-0St. Louis, L, 1-0 Women’s swimming Navy Pod Meet, third of four Men’s swimming Navy Pod Meet, third of four Men’s cross country Carnegie Mellon Invitational, third of 20 Women’s cross country Carnegie Mellon Invitational, third of 20 Men’s soccer Richmond, W, […]

GW Expat: Voyage to Oktoberfest

MUNICH, GERMANY The German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported that this year was a record breaker for the 174-year-old Oktoberfest with 6.2 million visitors consuming nearly 1.8 million gallons of beer in only 16 days. I am proud to say that I was part of the team of visitors that made this year’s success possible. Ever […]

Weekly Checkup: Breast Cancer

Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous than you think, according to research released last month. In a study that was released on Sept. 27, days before the beginning of October’s national breast cancer awareness month, it was found that women who have one or two alcoholic drinks a day increase their risk of breast cancer […]

University considers switch to Gmail

GW is considering alternative e-mail solutions for students and alumni in response to a growing demand for enhanced organization and cyber storage space. Administrators said they are considering Microsoft Windows Live as well as Google Mail. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the security of these services is the biggest factor being analyzed […]

Student leaders call for tolerance

Both Jena Six and last week’s controversial poster campaign have caused some students to call for increased awareness and action against racism and religious intolerance at GW and colleges nationwide. University President Steven Knapp recognized the poster’s content as satirical, he said in a blast e-mail Friday, but also said the posters “do not represent […]

University debt expected to triple by 2010

In the next three years, the University’s outstanding debt is expected to reach about $900 million – triple what it was in 1998. Administrators attributed the figure to a period of rapid expansion in Foggy Bottom and on the Mount Vernon Campus. Because of a lack of donations, these projects were funded mostly by loans. […]