February 25, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 44

Stories from the February 25, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tiffany Meehan for Program Board chair

With two experienced candidates in the running for Program Board chair, the contest comes down to who can effectively critique the organization’s weaknesses while building on its successes. Tiffany Meehan exhibits the creativity and the knowledge necessary to enhance PB’s presence on campus. Meehan’s experiences in the music world, from managing a band to serving […]

GW Brief: Filmmaker, GW professor premieres documentary at SXSW festival

Correction appended The founder and director of the Documentary Center at GW produced and co-directed a film that will premiere at a national film festival next month. “The Matador” chronicles the rise of a prominent Spanish bullfighter and will premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, in March. GW professor Nina […]

Personnel flop sends message to starters

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 — If there is one area where there is little variety when it comes to the No. 17/16 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team, it is the starting lineup. Almost every game finds seniors Kim Beck, Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Whitney Allen and juniors Antelia Parrish and Jessica Adair on the court […]

Saumya Narechania: Keep in mind what Student Association can be

With the Student Association’s elections closing in on us, I want to remind everyone, specifically the four presidential candidates, what a good SA looks like. I, for one have not seen one in my time at GW. It seemed to me that my freshman, sophomore and junior years looked more like scandal-ridden U.S. politics than […]


In the photo that accompanied “Election Energy” (Feb. 21, A1), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Avram Ramage, the photo’s subject, was hanging posters for Kyle Boyer. He was hanging posters for Michael Rabinowitz.

Fundamentals, not flair, guide GW

Over the course of this season, and its history, GW has displayed an affection for flair, often opting for flashy passes and imposing dunks over simple dishes and layups. This has both helped them – the implausible off-the-backboard dunk in an eventual victory over Dayton earlier this month – and hurt them – a crucial […]

Women’s basketball overcomes early struggles to down Hawks

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 – At one point in the second half of the GW women’s basketball game against Saint Joseph’s Sunday, a Hawks supporter cried out at GW’s Jessica Adair “You’re playing basketball not football, girl!” The friendly reminder was not unwarranted – the Colonials were engaged in a tightly contested match-up that had more […]

Vishal Aswani: Just your typical guy

We’re having a technical problem with Aswani’s video. Check back later. Sorry for the inconvenience! Name: Vishal A. Aswani Year: Third of a five-year degree program Hometown: Daytona Beach, Fla. Clubs/Activities: SA senator (SEAS-U), WRGW Business Director, STAR tour guide, GW Housing Programs house proctor, physics and astronomy tutor, GW admissions office online blogger, Society […]

A step to a cure

Ashley Irl never thought the birthmark on her leg that she was born with was anything but just that. Now a senior majoring in finance and international business, Irl has come a long way since learning that the birthmark was cancerous. “When I was in eighth grade it was raised and growing in size,” Irl […]

Zenk named most outstanding performer at A-10 Championships

The GW men’s swimming and diving team finished in ninth place out of 10 teams at the Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend, but for the second time in three years one Colonial had some extra accolades to bring home. Junior David Zenk picked up most outstanding performer honors at Flickinger Aquatic Center in Buffalo, N.Y., […]