December 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 31

Stories from the December 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Justin Guiffre: Let’s be smarter

It has become obvious that America’s smartest investors are not the ones wheeling and dealing on Wall Street, but those that spend their time in class and staying up late writing papers at universities and community colleges. These investors are gaining something more valuable than any share or derivative could: They are investing in themselves. […]

Univ. delays GWorld system upgrade

Plans to overhaul the GWorld program have been put on hold because of economic and timing issues, University officials said last week. The new system – dubbed GWorld 2.0 – was set to be fully implemented by the start of the fall 2009 semester, but now will not be ready until fall 2010. Students would […]

The most memorable gift you’ve received

“I got a car when I was sixteen.” Shelbi Chenowith, senior “I got a tree swing last year. I wanted it when I was five, and I never got it.” Rebecca Hadad, freshman “When I was five, I got a Barbie Dream House, and my sister and cousins destroyed it during Christmas dinner. It was […]

Hapless GW trampled by Terps

Based on his scouting of GW, perhaps Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez has a future as an analyst when his career is done on the court. The standout guard’s forecast of Sunday’s match-up proved prophetic in a 76-53 Terrapin victory that saw its outcome take shape early and hold steady through the final buzzer. “I think our […]

Hatchet Checkup: Skimping on sleep

Senior Andrew Beazeale frequents the Gelman Starbucks in the middle of the night so often that the baristas know his order and his favorite seat along the side of the counter. His sleeping habits – little rest, large amounts of caffeine and no choice but to procrastinate on homework because courses, jobs and extracurriculars occupy […]

Area retailers boost discounts for GW students

As the nation looks to Washington to solve its economic dilemma, Foggy Bottom retailers are trying to weather the storm with deep discounts aimed toward GW students, one of their primary sources of revenue. Though sales on the Friday after Thanksgiving were up 3 percent from 2007, ShopperTrak, a business research firm that focuses in […]

Jewish students celebrate Hanukkah early at Hillel

Web Extra While a DJ spun tracks, students spun dreidels and crowded the dance floor during Hillel’s “Chanukah Chai-Lighter Party” Saturday night. More than a religious gathering, Hillel and the Jewish Student Association aimed to make the evening a social event, a common goal for the organizations this year. “We’re trying to get rid of […]

Slice of Life: My Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, It’s been awhile since I last wrote to you. To be honest, I’ve been a little upset ever since you didn’t bring me the Thomas the Tank Engine model train set I asked for back in kindergarten. I know I’m a bit old to be writing you, but I’d like to ask you […]

Gift ideas: Holiday shopping during a recession

To Sister: Rugby Striped Hoodie Scarf, $38 Urban Outfitters, 3222 M St. N.W. To Brother: Washington Nationals Baseball Cap, $20 – $35 Hat Zone, Pentagon City To Girlfriend: Love Charm Necklace, $49 Banana Republic, 3200 M St. N.W. To Boyfriend: USB Beverage Cooler, $23.50 To Dad: My Life Digital Photo Clock, $29.95 Brookstone, Pentagon […]