April 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 53

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

More than $2,000 and laptop stolen from Pita Pit

The Pita Pit in the basement of Ivory Tower was robbed for the second time in three months last weekend when the store was broken into and more than $2,000 was stolen, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. In addition to the money, a Toshiba laptop was also taken from the sandwich venue overnight […]

Lessons from a ‘sexpert’

Far from the average high school sex education class, the theme of “sexpert” Jay Friedman’s lecture in the Marvin Center Tuesday night was very simple: “Sex is good.” Friedman has been a certified sex educator for the past 24 years, lecturing at college campuses around the country. He says his interest in sex education stems […]

Sorority recruitment now limited to campus

Beginning next fall the Panhellenic Association will no longer allow sororities to hold recruitment activities off campus, organization president Sarah Sutton said. Previously, sororities had the option to host their “preference nights” – invite-only events where rushes decide whether or not they wish to join a specific sorority – at a number of area restaurants […]

Local basketball recruits named to All-Met teams

A pair of incoming GW basketball recruits earned All-Met honors from The Washington Post on Wednesday. Danni Jackson, a native of Forest Park, Va., who will join the women’s basketball team this fall, was named to the newspaper’s All-Met First Team, adding another accolade to her list that already includes twice being named Virginia AAA […]

SmartBike bike-sharing program to add more stations

The District’s bike-sharing system could undergo a substantial expansion as soon as this summer with the addition of almost 100 new stations, a city official said this week. SmartBike, the system that allows members to rent bikes for up to three hours at a time from 10 automated stations across the District, has grown in […]


Colby Katz-Lapides, a senior majoring in dramatic literature, has found Jesus without religion. Katz-Lapides, who is directing “Jesus Christ Superstar,” in association with Generic Theater Company this weekend, said working with a musical that offers only a soundtrack and a vague story line was a welcome challenge. “The play gives us the music but no […]

Bhangra Blowout brings rhythm to DAR

Sixteen years ago, Bhangra Blowout brought an intimate group of dancers to Columbian Square to display their footwork. But things change. Now one of the largest events of its type in the nation, Bhangra Blowout, the intercollegiate dance competition hosted by the South Asian Society, will take the stage at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday, […]

Staff Editorial: SMPA’s schism

We often like to think that Foggy Bottom is the center of the world. While this isn’t always the case, Washington D.C. does happen to be a journalistic Mecca. As such, GW’s journalism program should be leading the pack when it comes to producing the next generation of reporters and editors – and currently, it […]