April 20, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 56

Stories from the April 20, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lacrosse clinches A-10 spot with blowout win

As the GW women’s lacrosse team took the field for the opening faceoff in its game against La Salle Sunday afternoon, its future was uncertain. After three straight losses, the Colonials needed a win on Senior Day to clinch a spot in the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the first time since 2007. A loss coupled […]

Waning interest threatens Vern Writing Center

After the Mount Vernon Writing Center reported seeing just four students during the fall semester, the service shut its doors – only to reopen after one week. The Writing Center discontinued its Mount Vernon branch of the free peer tutoring service, based in Eckles Library, two weeks ago because so few students were using the […]

Baseball drops series to La Salle

After beating La Salle 11-2 Friday afternoon at Barcroft Field in Arlington, GW’s baseball team looked to be on their way to a series win against one of the Atlantic 10’s worst teams. But not even a second-consecutive complete game from ace Pat Lehman could help the Colonials salvage the series Sunday, as GW did […]

Eclectic crowd attends green festival

Environmental activists hula hooping in hemp skirts, men dressed in outlandish jump suits, families with small children and excited college students in tie-dyed shirts filled the National Mall Sunday. They were there to see acts like the Flaming Lips, moe. and Los Lobos, as well as environmental activists and celebrity speakers, at the Green Apple […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s water polo: The Colonials finished third in Saturday’s CWPA Southern Division Championship, losing 15-7 to host Maryland before beating Bucknell 12-11 in overtime. Freshman Allison Peotter scored twice in the extra period for the win over the Bison, which snapped a four-year drought for GW without a division win. Nine different Colonials scored in […]

Slave to Style

Ashley Gosik is the villain. She hears about it every day. Posted by Cleopatra on Gosik’s blog – Monday, April 6, 2009, 5:03 p.m. Hi Ashley, You honestly gross me out. So if you pride yourself in being the villain then have fun growing old and alone … I hope you get punched right in […]

Alex Abnos: Windy times at 2140 G

A few weeks ago, I went on a bike ride down to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. It was a warm, sunny day – one of the first we had after the six-month wet/cold/grey/windy bonanza our nation’s capital calls “winter.” On my way back, a strange feeling came over me. My baby […]

Expat: Finding the language ‘melting pot’ in Korea

Web Extra SEOUL, South Korea – During lunchtime, my university cafeteria rings not only with loud exchanges in Korean, but also Chinese, Thai, Russian, Mongolian, French, English, Japanese and Malay. While there are many international students at Seoul National University, its diversity is not the result of a welcoming Multicultural Student Services Center or earnest […]

Graduates drawn to public service careers

Alison Wardle knows how to beat a recession. The master’s candidate, working toward a degree in public policy in GW’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, plans to bypass Wall Street and law firms in hopes of getting a job in public service. Once mired in a reputation of bureaucracy and low pay, […]

Andrew Alberg: It’s been a pun-derful ride

By nature, I’m not the sentimental type. Unlike many reporters, I don’t hang on to mementos of my experiences very long and tend not to get too caught up in the significance of moments. I have a habit of depositing press passes into the nearest trash bin I find and only save hard copies of […]