March 10, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 48

Stories from the March 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Satisfying cravings, a bike ride at a time

Senior Zak McAdoo put on yet another layer – a fuzzy pink sweatshirt – before braving the cold. He slung a bulky bag over his shoulder before taking off on his bike. McAdoo then sped off into the February night as he usually does, to satisfy munchies for DC Snacks, the late-night online snack business. […]

Scalpers near Smith Center: ‘We just do this for fun’

As hail fell outside Smith Center Saturday evening, two inconspicuous men in black coats began their sales pitch. “Tickets! Selling or buying tickets!” they shouted to passersby headed to the men’s basketball game against Atlantic 10 rival Massachusetts. The pair paced up and down the street outside the entrance to the building, approaching groups of […]

University joins organization to promote sustainability

Last week the University joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in an effort to continue promoting sustainability on its campuses. The AASHE will serve as a way to connect campus sustainability directors and professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a member of the AASHE, the entire GW community will […]

Andrew Clark: Getting voters to the polls, and the party

Every modern election cycle has courted the elusive “youth vote” – the 18- to 24-year-olds who have long lain dormant as a potential voting bloc. Even in the most promising cycles, the youth consistently fail to deliver. In their attempts to tap the youth vote, strategists often conclude that if pop icons tell teens to […]

Area fraternity loses suit filed after being kicked off campus

Web Extra A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a George Mason University fraternity late last month that argued the fraternity was unconstitutionally kicked off campus. In 2005, GMU asked its chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity to leave campus amidst allegations of hazing, sexual assault and underage drinking. The fraternity later sued the school […]

GW Expat: War in Iraq makes for uncomfortable conversation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark A recent exchange with a cashier at a local fruit stand here made me realize that the reverberations of the Iraq War are truly felt worldwide. The cashier, an older Middle Eastern man, told me that I owed 40 Kroner (which translates to roughly $8) and then asked me a question in Danish. […]

Runners go the distance…in ribbon dancing

As a member of the cross-country team, Keith Moody is used to performing in front of a crowd, but when he stood up on the stage of the Dorothy Betts Theater wearing a woman’s bathing suits, and holding dancing ribbons, he said the experience was totally different. “We’re used to sports and racing. It was […]

Blind Date: An awkward goodbye

Two freshmen from so-called different worlds – Madison Hall and Thurston Hall – met up at Miss Saigon in Georgetown on Thursday night. Andy Russo and Angela Markovic bonded over their love of the New York Giants while fending off text messages from curious friends. Date Bios Name: Angela Markovic Year: Freshman Age: 18 Hometown: […]

Endorsement: Vote Vishal Aswani in runoff for SA President

Neither Kevin Kozlowski nor Vishal Aswani has any exceedingly noteworthy achievements under his belt. But the Student Association senate has not historically been the place to do that. Evaluating them more heavily on their leadership capabilities, drive to effect change within the University bureaucracy and thoughts on how best to represent the average student’s needs, […]

The son of Polish immigrants

Junior Kevin Kozlowski did not know English until he started elementary school. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native, who is vying for the Student Association presidency in this week’s runoff election, is the son of Polish immigrants who left the eastern European nation while it was still in the grips of communism. “They wanted to have an […]