January 14, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 32

Stories from the January 14, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Hoya fights for independence

The Georgetown student newspaper is battling against its administration to become independent, and recent university actions are setting the stage for a trademark dispute over the paper’s name. The Hoya, Georgetown’s largest student newspaper, is funded and sponsored by the university. For many years, leaders of the paper have tried to re-form the publication as […]

SA seeks Metro fare discounts

Members of the Student Association are lobbying the city for a discount to recently-hiked Metro prices. The District raised base rush hour fares from $1.35 to $1.65, and the cost to travel to distant stations in Maryland and Virginia also increased. The SA has been working on a plan since September to get students reduced […]

Colonials top Xavier in A-10 opener

The last time the GW women’s basketball team invited ESPN to Smith Center to televise a marquee match-up, the game did not turn out the way the Colonials had hoped, and they fell by 25 points to Rutgers University. The game Sunday against Xavier was a different story. No. 17 GW slid past the Musketeers […]

The secret behind the snow day

Seeing snow on the ground may be a good reason to stay in bed – but it also may not be reason enough to close the University. In fact, it takes more than the good graces of Mother Nature to close a day of school at GW – it takes approval from several University officials, […]

After early struggles, Colonials seem ready for A-10

Entering its Atlantic 10 season opener against Xavier, the No. 17 GW women’s basketball team knew the ESPN2 cameras would give the team its final chance before the A-10 tournament to show the country who they have become over the last month. After three disappointing losses in November, a 25-point trouncing at home against then-No. […]

Tonic bar opens for business with 10 beers on tap

Tonic restaurant began serving alcohol Thursday, after winning a yearlong battle for their liquor license. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, which oversees liquor licenses in the District, approved the restaurant’s license at their first meeting of 2008. The license was issued last Thursday morning, and the restaurant was serving alcohol within hours. Tonic, owned by […]

Coed Court

Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor University of Toronto’s Isabel Jarosz returns a serve from GW squash senior captain Alex Funk.

Scavenger hunt leads students to glitzy week in New York

When three upperclassmen entered The World’s Biggest Treasure Hunt at the last minute, they certainly did not expect to win. The three students – seniors Nichole Carroll, Jess Sherwood and junior Courtney Barth – came in second place in the D.C. leg of the competition, which was sponsored by Disney to promote their new movie, […]

GW Brief: Univ. to work with Battleground Poll through 2009 election

With the presidential primary season in full swing and Election Day growing closer, GW extended its partnership with Battleground Poll, a bi-partisan national opinion and voter intention poll, through 2009. GW’s collaborators on the poll are Lake Research Partners, a Democratic polling firm, and the Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm. The University’s relationship with […]

WOW Wingery to offer alcohol in several weeks

The city approved a liquor license for WOW Café and Wingery last Wednesday, and administrators and restaurant staff said they will be offering alcohol in about three weeks. Located on the fifth floor of Marvin Center, WOW specializes in chicken wings and grilled food. The restaurant opened in January 2007 with the intention of serving […]