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.

Think tank looks to rebuild

The GW chapter of the Roosevelt Institution, a national collegiate think tank, officially began in 2006 at a large banquet in the Marvin Center, but now the organization remains largely inactive. Only four GW students participated in the national organization’s most recent journal, “Roosevelt Rx: Student Ideas for Health Policy,” last month. “The leadership left […]

Rollergirls take it out on the track

Five-Ho wanted to get a black eye. But it was her opponent, Hoova Dayum, that got pummelled. As Hoova swished around the track amid a pack of DC Rollergirls, another skater’s wrist pad hit her left eye. At the end of the two-minute scrimmage, she rolled off the court, holding her glasses in her hands. […]

Sedaris shares stories at Lisner

Best-selling author David Sedaris advised aspiring writers to move to foreign countries for inspiration during a Lisner Auditorium show Saturday night. In his most recent collection of stories, “When You are Engulfed in Flames,” Sedaris uses candid humor to chronicle his decision to move to Tokyo to quit smoking. “When you don’t speak the language, […]

Niketa Brar: From classroom to community

Face it GW, it’s the year of change. Get on board, or get off the track. After a few decades characterized by emerging skylines, rising populations and expanding boundaries, this campus has fallen into a rut. In a competitive college market, standing alone with a sky-high price-tag in a downward sloping economy is not a […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Take this home to Mom and Dad

Remember in high school when you would nervously anticipate the arrival of your report card? Well, GW’s 2008-2009 “green” report card is in, and even though our grades have improved, if it were yours, you would probably want to hide this from your parents for a while. The Sustainable Endowments Institute, with its annual survey […]

Toasting to public speaking

University Police Department Security Officer Noah Roberson, dressed in a crisp blue shirt and tie, swished his hands through the air and spoke with an undulating voice as he attempted to convince a room of people why they should attend GW. But this wasn’t a tour of potential students – it was an impromptu speech […]

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 […]