January 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 36

Stories from the January 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Post workers fight for wages

“Looks like greed is in STYLE. Just ask Washington Post executives,” reads one sign in a Metro station that references a blown-up photo of the Post’s Style section. Other, similar signs are scattered throughout the District at other Metro stations, on bus billboards and in television ads. The Communications Workers of America Local 14201, a […]

Women’s Basketball: Senior guards earn praise

In a game like Saturday’s decisive 76-54 win over Charlotte, in which five GW women’s basketball players scored in double-digits and a sixth finished with nine, it would seem hard for individuals to stand out. GW displayed the balance that has made them so difficult for many teams to handle, causing match-up problems for the […]

Get a hot body for hot weather

For guys, there is only one must-have accessory for the beaches on spring break this year: a hot body. With the countdown getting close, Patrick Rahm, a personal trainer at Lerner Health and Wellness Center, said that a crash workout is never a good idea. With less than two months until spring break, you may […]

Work begins on Knapp’s home

Demolition is complete and renovations are beginning on a multi million dollar project to refurbish the Alumni House for University President Steven Knapp. Permits filed with the city estimate the total cost of construction to be about $1.5 million. Knapp made his decision to live in the 159 year-old building on 20th and F streets […]

Breaking down the elements

Early Saturday morning, middle school and high school students launched balloons off of Marvin Center, catapulted projectiles across Smith Center and designed a contraption known as the “boomilever” in the School of Media and Public Affairs building. It may have looked like revenge of the kids, but the 800 students and teachers were actually competing […]

SA to hold second election on student fee increase

The Student Association senate voted unanimously on Tuesday night to hold a University-wide referendum on a 50-cent per credit hour increase of the one-dollar student fee. The student fee fund, which is used to support student organizations, will receive an additional 50 cents per credit hour from University funds if the student fee increase goes […]

CVS may occupy vacant space in Shops at 2000 Penn

CVS pharmacy is in talks with the University to occupy the former Tower Records space at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The location at 21st and H streets has been empty since Tower Records, which rented the space since 1984, left last spring. University spokesperson Tracy Schario said other companies are interested in the space, but she […]

Weekly Checkup: “Beer Jackets”

On a cold winter night it may feel like a shot of alcohol is the next best thing to a warm coat – but research has proven that the opposite is true – and alcohol can actually decrease core body temperature. Dr. Randall Packer, the deputy chair of the department of biological sciences, explained how […]

City tackles rodent resurgence

Correction appended. Complaints about rodents increased in the District for the first time in seven years, and University and city officials are responding with increased pest control efforts. In 1999, Mayor Anthony Williams held a pest control summit to eliminate the city’s rodent population through public education. Since then, complaints have dropped significantly each year […]

Study Break: Murky Coffee Clarendon

When the workload is heavy and the library is packed, a frantic student might panic for the nearest Starbucks, but the smart ones know that Murky Coffee in Arlington, Va., is a practical alternative. Originally located in a tiny walk-up window in Georgetown, the new Arlington Murky Coffee is bigger, better and booming. With a […]