February 17, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 41

Stories from the February 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Amanda Crowe: Leave it at home

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a Facebook addict. Facebook distracts me from my homework, my to-do list and even this column. I just can’t tear myself away from the site, which is why I don’t bring my laptop to any of my classes. It takes my focus off of the professor. I […]

LGBTQ group holds mock marriage event in University Yard

Web Extra Dozens of students were “married” Friday in mock ceremonies performed in University Yard to show their support for marriage equality. Marriage Equality Day was hosted by Allied in Pride, an LGBTQ group on campus, to raise awareness about equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. But the event sought to prove that […]

Justin Guiffre: More traditions, by George!

Few people may realize that President’s Day is actually neither Abraham Lincoln nor George Washington’s birthday. In fact it will be Feb. 22 that marks the birthday of the father of our nation and the man our school is named after. While there is a bonfire planned, along with a pie-eating contest, I frankly could […]

Letters to the Editor

Time out for GW sports? Keep the clock running In referring to “a recent string of athletic embarrassments,” the author of “Time out for GW sports and dorms,” (Feb. 9, p. 4) ignores the success of the sports program as a whole. The men’s crew team took 20th at nationals last year, the women’s basketball […]

What’s the deal with C-3?

Web Extra Sitting in a circle on the ground, a group of complete strangers from all over the world shared their thoughts and experiences on love and relationships in honor of Valentine’s Day. The group is called C-3 or Conversation, Communication and Culture and is sponsored by the International Services Office and Multicultural Student Services […]

Women beat Billikens

The winning formula for GW’s women’s basketball team this season has been finding the right mixture of veteran experience in the frontcourt and underclassmen in the backcourt. The chemistry worked for the Colonials Saturday afternoon at Saint Louis, and they beat the Billikens 67-62. Offensively, GW (15-10, 7-3 Atlantic 10) was led by a trio […]

Top consultants advise students on job hunt

Web Extra A panel of experts told a group of aspiring consultants at the School of Business Friday that with the right skills, attitude and preparation, they can still land the job of their dreams in the seemingly-dismal financial market. The event, titled “Consulting Career Options in a Turbulent Job Market,” consisted of a panel […]

Women’s lacrosse falls despite Donohue’s dominance

It’s a new year and a new women’s lacrosse season, but GW’s team still seems to be dealing with the same problems. Last year, the Colonials had repeated troubled coming out of the gate in matches, falling behind early multiple times en route to a losing season. In Sunday’s season opener against Ohio State, it […]

Students urge action in Darfur outside State Department

Web Extra Members of the GW STAND student organization gathered in front of the State Department Friday to protest the genocide in Darfur in anticipation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to China – a key trading partner with Sudan with the potential to influence the ongoing conflict. About a dozen students gathered to […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Squash The Colonials finished their season ranked 15th in the nation after going 1-2 in this weekend’s Howe Cup. Softball GW was swept in the Carolina Classic over the long weekend, dropping all four games at the season-opening event. The Colonials scored a total of only two runs in the four losses. Women’s Water […]