December 10, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 31

Stories from the December 10, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Community members fight for K Street elementary school

Web Update Saturday, December 22 Among the hundreds of protests and political rallies that take place in Washington regularly, the march to keep the Stevens Elementary School open ranks as one of the smallest. But what it lacked in numbers, it made up for in energy. Foggy Bottom children, teachers, parents and GW students marched […]

A global take on healthcare

For GW students involved with GlobeMed, fighting AIDS is not just about wearing a red ribbon or passing out condoms – it’s about selling doughnuts too. Last week the members of GW GlobeMed sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts outside of the Farragut West Metro stop to raise money for FaceAids, an AIDS support group that works […]

Journalists debate candidates’ chance to win

A panel of journalists filled Jack Morton Auditorium with friendly laughter and campaign critiques Thursday afternoon as they discussed the close presidential race between Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. “The battle seems to be between change and experience,” said David Yepsen, chief political writer for the Des Moines Register. “And now we’re seeing […]

After win, Hobbs says Rice is staying

Web Update Sunday, Dec. 23, 6:03 p.m. Though senior co-captain Maureece Rice led last year’s victory against Longwood University, the Colonials repeated the win Sunday afternoon as their team leader sat on the bench. GW head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs suspended Rice for Sunday’s 63-54 win because he broke a “team rule,” a spokesperson […]

GW Expat: Survival of the linguist

GRANADA , Spain You’ve got to know the language. It’s that simple. Having spent the last three months comfortably speaking German in Germany, I was reminded of just how important language skills are when I landed in Malaga, Spain on Friday. After clearing customs (an old Spanish man asleep at his desk), I proceeded to […]

Wild Art: Nutcracker Night

Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor Members of Balance, the GW ballet group, dance in the student organization’s fourth annual Nutcracker Friday night in Marvin Center’s Dorothy Bett’s Theater. (Center) Sophomore Emilie Silvestri performs as Dew Drop in “Waltz of the Flowers.”

Men’s Basketball: Alabama rolls over Colonials

Web Update Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:24 p.m. TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Dec. 29 — With three and a half minutes remaining in the GW men’s basketball team’s 93-57 loss to the University of Alabama Saturday night, Crimson Tide junior Mykal Riley threw down a fearsome break-away dunk, sending the 9,920 people in attendance into a fury. A […]

Blind Date: Semi-formal sweethearts

A semi-formal and blind date – two situations with the potential for exponential awkwardness – were combined into one great evening for senior Andrew Kovacs and junior Sarah Feldman. The blind daters started off the night at Feldman’s Phi Sigma Sigma semi-formal and then went off to meet up with Kovacs’s friends at a holiday […]

Minn. senator sheds light on spousal abuse

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) spoke about domestic violence and its impact on children at a symposium hosted by GW’s Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Policy group Friday at Lerner Hall. The two-day seminar, “Custody & Abuse Litigation and the Supreme Court,” highlighted the problems in the United States’s penal code that negatively impact the […]

Steele’s last-second three lifts Colonials over Auburn

Web Update Thursday, Jan. 3, 10:35 p.m. AUBURN, Ala., Jan. 3 — In her three-plus years as a member of the women’s basketball program, redshirt junior Lisa Steele has had her fair share of disappointments. She is perpetually plagued with injuries and often finds difficulty connecting from outside the arc. But in a 68-66 victory […]