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.

Women’s water polo ends regular season with loss

Three years is a long time to wait. In a collegiate career, it is almost a lifetime. The four seniors on GW women’s water polo team were only freshmen the last time they won a regular-season Collegiate Water Polo Association conference game – three years and four days before they played their final home game […]

Staff Editorial: Current advising system demands overhaul

GW students are often characterized as highly independent, but when it comes to academics, there is no denying the need for guidance and mentorship. While some students are content with their academic advising, many in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences feel the advising at the University’s largest school falls short. For the 5,200 […]

Date Wanted

When Jackson Trugman couldn’t decide which of his five female friends to take to the Pi Kappa Alpha formal this weekend he told them to apply. And this is 2008. So he created Not Your Normal Formal blogspot, a site asking girls to explain why he should choose them to go to the overnight event […]

Justin Guiffre: Changing the course of history

Between Feb. 11 and April 22 there are no presidential primaries taking place – a lull for all the political junkies out there. Yet after the madness of the beginning of the year, the media has still found events to report on during the quietest part of the campaign. Somehow, according to many media outlets, […]

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 […]