December 3, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 29

Stories from the December 3, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alums go NGO

After graduating from GW in 2005, Brazilian-born Rudy Mareno sold everything he owned and embarked on a trip to his home country. Taking whatever means necessary to get there – including bus, train, boat, horseback and hitchhiking – he faced Hurricane Katrina, crossed the U.S.-Mexican border unnoticed, lived in jungles, deserts and Indian reservations and […]

Women lose to 1-5 UNLV

When the GW women’s basketball team began the 2007-2008 season, the squad and many of its followers had high hopes of a Final Four run. Come this week, the Colonials might not even be nationally ranked. It is still only the first week in December and there are still three months of basketball to be […]

GW Expat: An un-American Thanksgiving

VIENNA, Austria “This is the first Thanksgiving we all aren’t in New Jersey.” I suppose this obvious fact had not quite hit me until my brother pointed it out. For the past two years my brother and I would drive up from D.C. to New Jersey to be with our family for Thanksgiving. Coming from […]

Team looks for floor leader

This summer, sophomore Damian Hollis received an ominous text message from his classmate and point guard Travis King. King had hurt his kneecap in a pickup game in New Haven, Conn., the message said, but there was good news: He would be back before the start of the season. Hollis and the rest of GW’s […]

Weekly Checkup: Cold Sores

As the winter months turn colder, all types of illnesses can start to appear. Cold sores, despite the reference to the outside temperature, have nothing to do with the weather. Cold sores are small, painful and infectious blisters that appear on the outer lip, which are often triggered by physical or emotional stress, said Susan […]

Getting the gifts that won’t be regifted

Get personal with your gifts this holiday season. Instead of buying your friends generic gifts that they will probably regift or return, buy gifts that fit their personality and style. This year, take this handy guide that breaks down the classic types of friends that run in your circle and pinpoints gifts that they will […]

Men’s basketball loses third straight

The GW men’s basketball team’s 74-70 loss to Auburn University in the BB&T Classic Sunday could be summed up in the game’s final three seconds. Down four points, the Tigers’ DeWayne Reed stripped senior Maureece Rice of the ball, effectively ending the chance of any last-second heroics at Verizon Center. The game, the Colonials’ third […]

Find your holiday muse? Think outside the gift box

It is easy to take a jaunt up to Georgetown or hop on the Metro to Pentagon City to do your holiday shopping, but that is also boring, been-there-done-that work. Holiday gifts should be special, so make the most of our D.C. location and browse these museum gift shops for a twist on holiday gifts. […]

Panel debates progress in Iraq

Web Extra Panelists debated the possibility for progress and peace in Iraq at a discussion sponsored by the Elliott School’s Security Policy Forum earlier this month. The panel included Lawrence Korb, a panelist and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; Nora Bensahel, a senior political analyst at the RAND Corporation; and Stephen Biddle, […]

Taking a candle to religion

December is a particularly bright month and not just because everyone is giving and getting presents. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all holidays that involve lights, so this year, try buying your observant friends a present that they can actually use in the spirit of their holiday – a candle. Christmas candles: Although Christmas trees […]