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.

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 […]

Relay for Life raises $46K

Hundreds of students crowded more than three floors of the Lerner Health and Wellness Center for an overnight charity event Saturday that raised about $46,000 for the American Cancer Society. About 750 students signed up for the 12-hour long Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and featured, among other events, […]

Andrew Ramonas: 750 column inches later

10/20/05 = 0 and there I was at the back of a room somewhere in the Marvin Center. I was nervous. I clung to my pen and recently purchased CVS-brand notepad. My next three and half years were on the line. GW Students Taking Action Now: Darfur was holding a meeting about how the University […]

Awards honor Jackie Robinson

Students and faculty gathered in the Jack Morton Auditorium last Thursday night to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier and to recognize those in the community who exemplify his spirit. GW’s Jackie Robinson Society helped organize the annual event, which is in its third year. Society members chose Washington Post […]

Staff Editorial: Too many grads?

If you really want to get people riled up, there is no easier way than to involve money. The Student Association Finance Committee spends the first part of each school year allocating close to $350,000 in student fee money. Just like with Commencement speaker selections, it would be close to impossible to satisfy every club […]

Evan Schwartz: Do we still need the SAT?

Flawed, biased, outdated and racist. The SAT has been called a lot of things, but now its overall merit is being called into question by both college admission boards and students. The Princeton University Office of Population Research recently conducted a study on the overall impact of the SAT on admissions. The results were somewhat […]

Justin Guiffre: Put the poor before pot

Every year on April 20, college campuses across the nation become flooded with Bob Marley music and a bit more smoke than usual as students discuss the intricacies of life and debate whether or not “Dark Side of the Moon” was meant to sync with “The Wizard of Oz.” But 2009 is a little bit […]