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.

Flinging frisbees for peace

A basketball team can unite a school. A football championship can bring a town together. And, occasionally, Ultimate Frisbee can bring peace. That’s the philosophy behind Ultimate Peace, an organization that brings Israeli and Palestinian children together to play Ultimate Frisbee and break down racial and cultural tensions between them. Freshman Aaron Weiss traveled to […]

University doctors aid endangered ship

When the American crew of the Maersk Alabama regained control of their ship from the pirates who had tried to seize it off the east coast of Africa last week, doctors at GW sprung into action. As part of the Maritime Medical Access program within the Medical Faculty Associates, the doctors had been contracted by […]

Sex Column: Measuring up

We live in a superficial world where sexual skill is often based on dubious criteria. Many men assume that the hotter their partner is, the better the sex will be. I’m sure many heterosexual women believe the same thing. But when it comes down to it, physical characteristics are pretty poor indicators of how sex […]

Bhangra contest draws thousands in 16th year

Heavy beats rumbled through the floors of DAR Constitution Hall Saturday night as college students nationwide gathered to celebrate the sixteenth Bhangra Blowout, a spirited and colorful dance competition sponsored annually by the GW South Asian Society. Nearly 4,000 students were in attendance, with more than 100 dancing in the aisles of the historic building, […]

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 […]