February 19, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 42

Stories from the February 19, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fastbreak space won’t house store

The former DJ’s Fastbreak location will no longer house a student-run spirit-gear store when renovations are complete, members of the Student Association executive said. The store, which was to be run by GW students in partnership with On Sales Promos, was slated to open on the first floor of the building at 2145 G St. […]

Pre-gaming, Spanish style

ALICANTE, Spain A group of Buzz Lightyears got buzzed on the street, drag queens drowning in tulle and glitter frolicked around them, and a swarm of Captain Jack Sparrows pretended to walk the plank. This was just a morsel of the craziness that is Carnival. What began as a way to release all partying temptations […]

GW Brief: Business student will spend spring break volunteering in Bangkok

Many students will spend their spring breaks sipping drinks on a beachfront, but School of Business senior Michael Marangell will spend his vacation volunteering with orphans in Bangkok. Marangell will travel to Thailand with funds from a grant given to him by Florida International University. He is one of only two award recipients who are […]

Lawmakers tackle textbook prices

Both local and national lawmakers are proposing new plans to control the cost of textbooks in response to rising concern from parents and students about the affordability of higher education supplies. A number of bills have been brought before Congress and local legislatures in an effort to limit textbook prices. Textbook prices have risen at […]

GW Brief: Financial Times and U.S. News give School of Business high ranks

GW’s School of Business graduate and undergraduate programs received high rankings from various national publications including the Financial Times and U.S. News and World Report. Financial Times ranked the School of Business’ M.B.A. program No. 40 in the nation and No. 71 in the world. It also ranked GW’s international business programs fifth in the […]

Students hold marriage rallies

Two student groups, Allied in Pride and the Young America’s Foundation, chose Valentine’s Day to hold separate rallies voicing their respective opinions on the institution of marriage. Allied in Pride, a group that advocates on behalf of LGBTQ students, kicked off their “Marriage Equality Rally” at noon in University Yard with support from the Human […]

Six ounces of marijuana found

Four students were arrested Thursday for the intent to distribute more than six ounces of marijuana found in Fulbright Hall, according to University Police Department and city police reports. At about 6:00 p.m., UPD officers patrolling the residence hall noticed an entire hallway smelling of marijuana. When a resident left room 702, the odor spread […]

Drivers protest switch to meters

D.C. taxi drivers launched a strike last Thursday as part of an ongoing protest of Mayor Adrian Fenty’s decision to switch from zones to metered cab fares. The 24-hour strike, the second in two weeks, involved about 75 percent of taxi drivers in the city, said Nathan Price, chairman of the Coalition of Cab Drivers, […]

Snapshot: Wet walk

Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer Ali S. Nessat and his family get caught in a rainstorm while visiting GW’s campus Monday afternoon.

WOW Café and Wingery begins serving alcohol

WOW Café and Wingery began selling alcohol this week after restaurant management and school administrators agreed on several methods to control underage drinking in the restaurant located in GW’s student center. The city approved a liquor license for the year-old restaurant in early January. WOW is a national chain that is contracted by Sodexho and […]