April 13, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 54

Stories from the April 13, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Slice of Life: Reading the Future

Like most seniors, as I stare into the abyss that is the future, I am full of more questions than answers. Some folks turn to religion in uncertain times, but I decided to seek professional help. I went to see a psychic. I walked into the small wooden shed-like building at 20th and I streets […]

Poetic Passion

Elizabeth Acevedo takes the stage with a somber smile and launches into a gripping tale of love and loss. She runs her fingers through her long, frizzy curls or throws her arms up to the sky as she commands her audience with a rhythm that’s distinctly Latina, distinctly feminine and distinctly her own. Hatchet Video: […]

Lacrosse fails to clinch A-10

The GW women’s lacrosse team entered Friday’s home match with the chance to kill two birds with one stone: A win over Richmond would have not only clinched a trip to the Atlantic 10 tournament for the Colonials, but would have kept out the Spiders, a perennial conference power. But GW was unable to match […]

Sex Column: Going for the ‘DO’

Web Extra The female orgasm is a topic that I think should never be closed for discussion. So when I received a set of DVDs to review from a sex research company that had read my column about the female orgasm, I was excited to see another take on the subject The Welcomed Consensus has […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball After riding a five-game winning streak into the week, the Colonials have gone cold, dropping five games in six days, culminating in a three-game sweep at the hands of Charlotte over the weekend. GW (16-19, 5-6 Atlantic 10) saw its ninth-inning rally fall short in Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the 49ers and lost 10-9 […]

Man confesses to murder of alumnus

An Ethiopian man has pleaded guilty to the murder of 2007 alumnus Brian Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in his Ethiopia home this February, according to the Adkins family. State Department officials told family members that a man named “Sammy” had admitted to beating Adkins to death with a baseball bat in the […]

Most students receive top housing choice

Correction appended About 80 percent of students received their top housing choice for the fall semester and 85 percent received one of their top three, University officials said this week. The number of third- and fourth-year students on the nonguaranteed waitlist has already been reduced from 400 to 200, said Seth Weinshel, director of housing […]

Some students included in UPD arming study

The consultants from James Lee Witt Associates continue to study the issue of arming the University Police Department, and they have recently been holding focus groups with students on campus, a University official said this week. University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said the consultants held a series of meetings in which students were asked multiple-choice questions. […]

GW Cancer Gala to honor Sen. Ted Kennedy

The University will honor Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and two others at the Sixth Annual Cancer Gala hosted by Wolf Blitzer on April 25 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Kennedy, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, will receive the Cancer Compassion Award for his involvement in pushing for affordable health care on Capitol Hill. Additionally, […]

LGBTQ group lobbies for marriage equality

Charged up by recent marriage equality victories in states like Iowa and Vermont, members of Allied in Pride – GW’s LGBTQ student organization – are pushing to make the District allow same-sex marriages. On the heels of Vermont’s vote to approve gay marriage in the state on Tuesday, the D.C. City Council voted unanimously last […]