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.

Dancers step up at packed Lisner showcase

An energetic, standing-room-only crowd packed into Lisner Auditorium on Saturday to cheer on local dance crews in the 12th “Step Your Game Up” step show, an annual high-energy dance showcase. Eight high school and college step groups each performed before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic crowd. The event raised over $5,000 for the […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Kalb Report Marvin Kalb hosts a panel of four journalists to talk about the global economic crisis and the role of reporters. 8 p.m. The National Press Club Tu B’shvat ExtravAganza! The Hillel celebrates Tu B’shvat. Enjoy a chocolate fountain and plant herbs to grow in your room. 7:30 p.m. GW Hillel Tuesday […]

D.C. Council member seeks to ban single-sale cigars to curb drug use

After the D.C. City Council banned the single sale of certain types of alcohol last year, one council member is trying to tackle drug issues in the District using the same method. Councilwoman Yvette M. Alexander, D-Ward 7, introduced a bill last week that would prohibit the sale of individual cigars, which Alexander’s office said […]

Letter to the Editor

The defaced crosses that were found in the CD/CR office are a disgrace to all people of faith and those that believe in free, honest and fair discourse at GW. This despicable act manifests the potent intolerance that unfortunately exists at GW. As a result, the person or persons involved ought to face severe consequences. […]

Adair powers women to win

In a vacuum, the GW women’s basketball game against Rhode Island Sunday afternoon might not seem significant. Sunday afternoon games against mediocre conference opponents midway through the season aren’t generally the type of games that get teams fired up. Fortunately, games aren’t played in a vacuum. Context was everything for the Colonials on Sunday. Following […]

Former student pleads guilty to stalking

A former GW student pleaded guilty in Superior Court last month to stalking a GW alumna for about four months last year, according to court documents. Chris Gauss was sentenced to 360 days in jail after pleading guilty Jan. 28 to one count of stalking, but will serve no time in jail because his sentence […]

Sex Column: Gravedigger’s remorse

Not all relationships in college are pretty. More likely than not, they lead to heartache, depression or half-friendships. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of people fall in love, meet their spouses and end up happily ever after. But that’s not all of us. Most of us date, kiss and date again. Some of us […]

Staff Editorial: George Washington State University

For those of you that were looking forward to bragging about your men’s basketball team being on a 12-game losing streak, you’re out of luck. Saturday afternoon, the team won its first game since Dec. 23. This victory also happened to coincide with an enthusiastic student turnout, even given the team’s lackluster record. The secret? […]

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 […]