October 6, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 15

Stories from the October 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Josh Akman: Stop enabling the bookstore

I hate everything about the GW Bookstore. Dropping my bag in the cubby next to the sign absolving the GW Bookstore of all liability is annoying beyond measure. The return policies are terrible. If this unbelievably thin plastic covering should rip, I can’t return my book? Seriously? And the employees actually seem mad at you […]

Weekly Checkup: Stressing out

Stressed college students are like ducks in a pond, drifting along the water as they thrash beneath the surface. At least that’s how Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky puts it. Sapolsky, whose new PBS special “Killer Stress” premiered last Tuesday at the National Geographic Society, has spent much of his life studying the biological effects […]

Staff Editorial: Where does all the money go?

Allocations season has arrived. The divvying up of the Student Association’s student fee money marks one of the most important times of the year for student organizations at GW, as it determines how much money they receive and thus the extent of their programming for the year. Over half a million dollars of student money […]

Women’s soccer pulls to 2-2 in A-10

After their last game, GW women’s soccer coach Tanya Vogel told her team she wished they could play their next match right then. They had just lost their second straight match, but Vogel thought they had played well and were ready to win their next game. She was right. After a 0-2 start in Atlantic […]

Staff Editorial: Top 5 things the SA should do this semester

By Aug. 30, 2007, former SA President Nicole Capp and former Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger had helped to bring back the GW Reads newspaper program, restore the Colonial Invasion basketball kickoff and convinced Safeway to accept GWorld. While we are sure there are initiatives in the tank, we have not seen equivalent progress from […]

Clutch Stadler needs help

Andy Stadler drips with confidence, not sweat. Figuratively speaking, anyway. At first glance, the striker and top goal scorer for the GW men’s soccer team appears to be a typical Midwesterner: laid-back and soft-spoken. But on the field, Stadler transforms into a dominant player whose fiery determination is exceeded only by his ultra-cool demeanor late […]

Electronic Education

Listen to a sound bite from Kawandeep Virdee, a student of Hilmy last year. Courtesy Steve Hilmy. Sitting back in his swivel chair with his fully tattooed right arm resting behind his head, Professor Steve Hilmy enjoyed some of his students’ best musical creations, which he taught and inspired them to create. Professor Hilmy has […]

Varsity Roundup

Swimming GW’s men’s and women’s swimming teams combined to place second of five teams at the Potomac Relays Friday at American, earning 600 points combined, 60 points short of George Mason. The planned diving events, which were scheduled to take place at Georgetown, were cancelled due to the school’s norovirus outbreak. The men’s team won […]

Blind Date: At least there are leftovers…

The two blind daters, Jackie Gabela and Nick Fabiani, used to be neighbors – a convenient icebreaker. But their previous close quarters did not bring a love connection. The sophomores got along fine, but the only lasting part of this date seems to be the leftovers. Name: Jackie Gabela Year: Sophomore Age: 19 Hometown: Green […]

Hoping for a hole-in-one

When Taylor Anderson was born, doubting doctors told his parents he would not be able to walk or talk. Twenty-one years later, he’s a junior at GW majoring in economics – and he is teeing up for the experience of a lifetime. Anderson is one of five finalists in a contest called “Who’s Behind Your […]