March 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 45

Stories from the March 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s it like to be… A Freshman Maid

They come into freshman rooms once a week, clean and leave without much notice. Freshman maids can be the most taken for granted part of student life, but what it was like to be one? Lila Johnson has been working as a maid at GW for 28 years and believes she has seen almost everything. […]

A haven for non-believers

Unlike most religious student organizations, one budding group called Skeptics is steadfast in its belief in non-believing. The two-year-old organization provides a venue for atheist and agnostic GW students to connect with one another on campus. For non-believers, the student organization is what church is for Christians: an avenue for like-minded people to discuss their […]

Joshua Hock: The right decision

Conservative GW students seem to have been rather quiet about the recent dismissal of gay freshman Todd Belok from the school’s NROTC program. I suspect that it is because they are afraid of the accusations of bigotry that would inevitably follow any defense of NROTC’s actions or the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that it […]

Sex Column: Figuring out the female orgasm

There are things about sex that are simple. Kissing, oral and penetration are all pretty basic. Sure, they all require some amount of skill but they are things that, with enough practice, anyone can do well. But there are a couple things that do not happen for everyone, and forcing the issue just makes worse. […]

Man on the Street: Class Picks

Questions: 1. One word to describe my TA is. 2. One class I would take if I didn’t have to fulfill requirements? 3. 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. class? Interviewees & Responses: Claude Matons (Freshman) 1. Is she English? 2. Weight lifting 3. 6 p.m., definitely Matthew Kaurim (Senior) 1. Nonexistent 2. Tourism marketing 3. […]

Robberies spike near campus

Ashley Bonanno was just a few blocks from her Thurston Hall room when she heard someone running up behind her. Interactive » Walking home alone from work, the freshman quickly realized a man was approaching her, and he wanted her purse. When she struggled for it, he raised his fist and told her to let […]

Local eateries report GWorld glitches

A significant number of broken GWorld card readers have recently impeded students from spending their Colonial Cash on and off campus. There are currently broken or disabled GWorld card readers at popular locations like Potbelly’s Sandwich Works, Georgetown’s Chipotle, Cosi at 19th and M streets, Tonic, Charlie Chiang’s and two CVS locations. BbOne, the provider […]

Senate passes D.C. voting bill

A key vote in the U.S. Senate last Thursday challenged the District’s unofficial motto, “Taxation Without Representation,” and inched the city closer to having a voting representative in Congress. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, passed by a 61-37 margin. The same bill was introduced into the […]

Sesno launches activism contest

GW professor and CNN special correspondent Frank Sesno has launched a campaign to build the debate on energy, climate and sustainability through a new television-Internet hybrid expected to air nationally this spring. Planet Forward, which began its partnership with GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs in the fall, will combine television and the Internet […]