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.


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., […]

Kevin Kozlowski: Experience and vision

Footage from Kozlowski’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board Name: Kevin Kozlowski Year: Junior Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Clubs/Activities: Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, Colonial Cabinet 2007, Colonial Inauguration staffer coordinator 2008, Colonial Inauguration staffer 2006, Residence Hall Association, Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, Faculty Senate student liaison, Elliott School senator, undergraduate at-large senator, and chairman […]

What’s the deal with… the rowers in front of Funger?

In a town like D.C., there are lots of places for tourists to stop, stare and photograph – including in front of and atop Funger Hall on G Street. Curtis Batts, a sophomore and a member of the crew team, said it is not uncommon for tourists to stop and take pictures while he and […]

Students take cheesy chews for a good cause

Food vendors that come out late at night can only mean one thing for drunk, hungry partiers: trouble. But this month, students raising money to fund an international alternative spring break trip have found a way to take the guilt out of the grub. The 19 students looking to raise $35,000 to fund their community […]

Candidate Profile: Raven Burnett for EVP

Footage from Burnett’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board Freshman Raven Burnett might be new to Student Association politics, but she said she is the right choice for SA executive vice president. Burnett, who has not held any student leadership positions at GW, said her lack of experience is not a disadvantage. “The fact that […]