April 14, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 55

Stories from the April 14, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Weekly checkup: Artificial sweeteners

Freshman Angelica Febrillet prefers diet sodas to those with sugar. She thinks it seems to be a healthier choice. “If I buy soda, I’ll buy Diet Coke. I don’t want the calories,” she said. But according to a Purdue University study on rats, these sweeteners may actually cause you to gain weight. Researchers led by […]

GW Expat: Defining ‘czechxican’

PRAGUE I’m sitting in a Prague bar talking to three American expatriates when I learn a word that’s part of the expat lexicon here in the Czech Republic: czechxican. “What the hell does that mean?” I ask my companion. “We all get paid in cash, under the table, since we don’t have work permits,” he […]

What’s the deal with…the ninth-floor elevator in New Hall?

Taking an elevator to the ninth floor of New Hall is not as easy as it would seem for a relatively new building with three working elevators. That’s because only two of them make stops on the top floor. “I didn’t even realize there was a ninth floor for a quite a long time,” eighth-floor […]

Lacrosse loses to Denver

On Senior Day, the GW lacrosse team dropped the ball. The Colonials fell to the University of Denver 13-9 at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex Sunday afternoon. It was the squad’s fifth straight loss and final non-conference game. GW led in shots, ground balls and draw controls (the latter of which coach Tara Hannaford said […]

University holds first Relay for Life in Smith Center

About 500 GW students and community members camped out in Smith Center Saturday night as part of a walk-a-thon that generated about $60,000 for cancer research. At GW’s Relay for Life – a 12-hour event sponsored by Program Board – students dressed in costumes, played root beer pong, competed in a Pretty, Pretty Princess pageant […]

Crew hosts annual regatta

Every time a rowing crew disembarked its long, slender boat and carried its shell to the Thompson Boathouse on the Potomac River, people got in the way. It is just what happens when you jam 13 crews, spectators and tourists into Washington Harbor on a Saturday afternoon in April. And every time the crew had […]

NPR host brings radio feel to Lisner

In a dimly lit Lisner Auditorium Saturday night, public radio personality Ira Glass opened his show with what he called “the feel of radio.” Glass, who began his radio career at National Public Radio when he was 19, hosts “This American Life,” and now a television spin off on the Showtime Network under the same […]

Blind Date: Not the right type

Sophomore Carly Donnelly and junior Jeffrey DeSousa enjoyed a friendly Thursday evening at Luigi’s Restaurant. Friendly was as good as it got though, and not even the stems of roses that Jeffrey gave to Carly could save him from plutonic purgatory. Date Bios Carly Donnelly Year: Sophomore Age: 19 Hometown: Baltimore, Md. Name: Jeffrey DeSousa […]