February 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 40

Stories from the February 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Evan Schwartz: Dating is not dead, just different

We’ve all heard the adage, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” Well, the old system of dating was a long, confusing barnyard transaction. The New York Times recently ran an op-ed piece decrying the death of dating and the prevalence of “hooking up,” or a sexual relationship between two […]

Date Night

Romantic Mark and Orlando’s – 2020 P St. N.W. – American // 202-223-8463 This little-known Dupont Circle restaurant has a small menu, but quality trumps quantity. Mark and Orlando’s has two levels. The top floor is an intimate, homey space, where an appetizer and entrée can combine to less than $20. The bottom tier is […]

Samuel Collins: Still work to be done

Every year, the Black Student Union, along with other black organizations on campus, celebrates the past and the present with the annual Black Heritage Celebration. This is a time when we can truly reflect on the progress those of African descent have made throughout the world. In commemoration of what we have achieved, the BSU […]

Letters to the Editor

Sports add to educational experience I would like to dissent strongly from Niketa Brar’s column suggesting that GW de-emphasize its commitment to building dorms and sports (“Time out for GW sports and dorms,” Feb. 9, p. 4). Intercollegiate athletics offers more than simply a way for a campus to come together. Varsity sports are GW’s […]

SA battles signature bill

The Student Association found itself in a complicated legislative battle this week after a bill regarding candidate registration requirements was passed by the senate and vetoed by SA President Vishal Aswani – spurring a sequence of events that could potentially delay the upcoming elections. The body voted to overturn Aswani’s veto of a bill to […]

A Humble Opinion

Kurt Vonnegut is dead. Norman Mailer is dead. David Foster Wallace is dead, and most recently, baseball-lauding American writer John Updike died, leaving us – a generation of readers and writers who experienced the work of these men – alone. Now we stand in the inevitable shadow of literary schools that we, as consumers and […]

Tracking campus crime

When Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her Lehigh University dorm room in 1986, most students did not know about the 38 violent crimes that had occurred at the school in the three years leading up to her death. The incident brought sweeping legislation regarding how colleges and universities report crime statistics and distribute […]

Women stumble against Xavier

The GW women’s basketball team’s most recent match-up against Atlantic 10 leaders Xavier had all the elements of a fairy tale. It was a dark and stormy night, the meeting of old rivals was a familiar, storied tale and there was a magic number, 14, the number of three-point shots the Musketeers sank behind the […]

ESIA hosts Korean diplomat

Though his address touched on such weighty issues as reunification of Korea and containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the second-place finisher in the South Korean presidential race began his address at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday by expressing empathy for a fellow politician. “I did not naturally support Sen. McCain’s policy. However, I […]