February 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 39

Stories from the February 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Expat: Monkeying around in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea On Saturday, I spent a night in one of the handful of bars in Seoul that are designed for foreigners and proud of it. The bar is called Monkey Beach. From the first time I laid eyes on the sign, I knew I would find few better examples of an expat bar. […]

Niketa Brar: Time out for GW sports and dorms

I’ve seen the future of university life – and it ain’t pretty. Brandeis University announced last week that it would begin selling off its $350 million art collection that includes original works by Andy Warhol. Meanwhile, Southern New Hampshire University is ditching the traditional collegiate experience for underclassmen, eliminating dorms and offering students a bare […]

Joe Laliberte: I’ll drink to that

I love high-quality beer. Not more than a few, but just enough. With it, you are able to raise your nose, along with your glass, slightly toward the sky and project a higher knowledge of a beverage that some say predates the discovery of bread. That’s not why I love it though. It is bold […]

Hardship and hobos: A look back at the Great Depression

I don’t know about you, but this whole economic crisis is starting to hit home. Did you hear? Starbucks is slashing 7,000 jobs and shuttering a bunch of its stores. Let’s hope and pray the Gelman and E Street branches aren’t on the chopping block. That’d be a real crisis. But while the economic situation […]

Lyndsey Wajert: A stimulus cut we can’t afford

For the past few months, GW students have not been exempt from feeling the burden of the worsening nationwide economic crisis. Had Congress passed President Obama’s originally proposed stimulus package, part of that weight might have been lifted from the shoulders of both the University and its students. Recently, the stimulus package passed in the […]

Hatchet Checkup: Loud Music

Freshman Julianne Barto knows that if she listens to her iPod too loud, she won’t be listening for long. “My room, and even my hallway, they’re always pretty noisy,” Barto said. “I used to listen to my iPod to drown it out. Now I go to the library when I have to study.” When a […]

Andrew Clark: Way past last call

The farce that is President Obama’s wasteful economic stimulus bill still (even after the compromise) has dozens of provisions that need to be seriously reconsidered. However, cutting out much of the billions of dollars in new education funding from the bill was a good place to start and I say we should cut out even […]

Nearly half of Folds/Mraz tickets remain unsold

A little less than half of the tickets remain for this Friday’s Jason Mraz and Ben Folds concert, sponsored by Program Board and WRGW. Tickets for the Feb. 13 concert in the Smith Center are on sale at the Ticketmaster Box Office in the Marvin Center for $33. When tickets went on sale on Jan. […]

Andrew Alberg: For men, a step in the right direction

Upon exiting the Smith Center, those in attendance at the GW’s men’s basketball team’s 87-62 blowout win over Fordham Saturday were met with a delightful combination: an unseasonably warm day and Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days,” which was blasting from Tau Kappa Epsilon’s townhouse on the corners of 22nd and G. Whether the members of the […]