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.

GW not prepared for Bonnies

OLEAN, N.Y. — No one took St. Bonaventure seriously. Not even its own fans. Down by 20 points at the half, then- No. 14/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW women’s basketball team went on a 22-3 run in the second period to take the lead by two with less than three minutes remaining. “When that happened, […]

Sex Column: “Sex-less Valentine”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. If there’s one day that is set aside to measure the quality of your sex life, it’s Valentine’s Day […]

Water polo teams react to Smith Center renovations

The Smith and Kogod family donation to Smith Center announced Feb. 14 might have made headlines for its perceived impact on GW’s higher-profile basketball programs, but the influx of money will likely have an impact on more than just the teams that play on Tex Silverman Court. Part of the planned upgrades to GW’s 32-year-old […]

Experiencing Kenya’s riots first-hand

Crack-crack-crack. At first Sonia was not sure what the noise was – she had never heard gunshots before. But soon the rattle of AK-47s became unmistakable and the thunks of tear gas launchers filled the air. Sonia couldn’t see anything – high walls surrounded her family’s Nairobi townhouse – but when the shopping mall five […]

Study Break: Caffé

For an international atmosphere during an afternoon of studying, check out the coffee house Caffé – a European environment that is sure to get your cultural juices flowing before that French midterm or fine arts final. Caffé is located a short distance from campus, but can also be found in 110 countries serving up Illy […]

What’s the deal with… The park at 22nd and H?

Tucked away between a GW garage and a few residence halls lies a little piece of history at the corner of 22nd and H streets – a small park to commemorate the former location of the home of abolitionist Leonard A. Grimes, an active player in the Underground Railroad in the D.C. area. During the […]

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 […]