June 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 3

Stories from the June 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Flexing the critical mind

You may not know us yet, but we’re a fairly critical bunch. The editorial board at The Hatchet is a group of students who enjoy dissecting the nuances of University life here in Foggy Bottom. Some say we are too quick to judge, and at times we are. But at our best, we are the […]

The Man in Charge: Fred Siegel: the man behind the administrator

The Hatchet recently sat down with Dean of Freshmen Fred Siegel to talk about his phobias, heroes, contradictory love for New York City and some of the new initiatives this year for freshman. Hatchet: What exactly do your responsibilities entail as associate vice president and dean of freshmen? Siegel: My responsibilities are beyond dean of […]

2008 graduate named Miss D.C.

Kate Marie Grinold, who graduated from GW this spring, soon swapped her mortarboard for a tiara after winning the Miss District of Columbia Pageant. Grinold, who will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in January, worked as a bar tender and shift manager for Rugby Café when she was recruited for the […]

Diana Kugel: Filling in the blanks

Class of 2012, I hate to break it to you, but you will never get to witness one of GW’s legendary laser light shows. My only concrete memory of Colonial Inauguration’s infamous headlining performance is the image of a cartoon hippo dancing around the words “George Washington University.” Still, as you will soon find out […]

Andrew Clark: Obama’s questionable next step

In this election’s Democratic contest, it appears that the college vote has finally made a difference. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) secured the Democratic bid for the presidency through the support of college students, 70 percent of whom came out to the polls for him. But is this really a surprise? College students across America are […]

New mascot premieres at Colonial Inauguration

Sunday, June 22 Little George is no more. After cheering on GW’s athletic teams for 20 years, the University put its aging mascot to rest this summer and introduced the modern and more aggressive “George” to incoming freshmen during the first Colonial Inauguration session. “We want him to look intimidating, not old and creaky,” said […]

Justin Guiffre: A letter from a freshman year survivor

Dear Justin 2007, This is a letter from yourself one year in the future; a much older and more experienced Justin. It may have been only one year but believe me a lot more happens freshmen year than almost any other year of your life. In other words I know a lot more than you […]

SuperShuttle discount available for students and faculty

Web Extra Students can now travel on a national airport shuttle service at discounted rates, Student Association leaders announced last month. SuperShuttle, a door-to-door van that travels to and from 29 airports nationwide, is now offering one-way trips at $2 less and round-trips for $5 less to GW students. The discount, which can only been […]