September 21, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 11

Stories from the September 21, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Radio station struggles to attract an audience

In an age of customizable playlists and endless music options offered by outlets like iTunes and Pandora, students who work at WRGW, GW’s student-run radio station, say the station faces a big question. Hatchet Video: Is anyone listening? Is anyone listening? The station – which switched from the AM frequency to live Internet streaming in […]

Blind Date: Two seniors ace the date

For first-time blind daters Katrina Burkgren and Taylor Anderson, their evening turned out surprisingly well. Over dinner at Taj of India in Georgetown, the pair realized that they had a strong platonic, if not romantic, bond. Katrina Burkgren Year: Senior Age: 21 Hometown: Groton, New York Major: International affairs Taylor Anderson Year: Senior Age: 22 […]

Neighborhood group protests FoBoGro hours

Editor’s note appended The soon-to-open Foggy Bottom Grocery is facing opposition from community members who allege that its proposed late-night hours are inappropriate, and the store’s planned menu, which includes pizzas and sandwiches, is illegal under D.C. zoning laws. The West End Citizens Association has filed a letter of protest, saying the store’s proposed hours […]

Sex Column: Somewhere in the middle

I’m writing this from an airplane, on my way to a cross-country booty call. Well, not exactly, but it sounds better than saying, “I’m going home to visit my best friend who’s not just a friend but not my boyfriend and we’ll probably end up sleeping together.” I’m not really sure how we define our […]

Program Board will host Maroon 5

Grammy award-winning pop group Maroon 5 will perform at the Smith Center on Nov. 13, Program Board announced Sunday afternoon. Hip hop artist K’Naan will also perform, said PB Executive Vice Chair Wesley Callahan. Student tickets will cost $30 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Marvin Center Ticketmaster Office. […]

Staff Editorial: Greek growth needs limit

In the past, GW could honestly advertise that it had a small and intimate Greek-letter community that did not overwhelm the school – a fundamental appeal for many students. But in the past few years, the accuracy of this statement has steadily waned, as the number of organizations has increased and more Colonials have decided […]

More freshmen cited for alcohol violations

More freshmen have committed alcohol-related offenses so far this year than had at this point last year, but the head of Student Judicial Services attributes the increase to a slightly larger freshman class. As of Thursday, 60 freshmen have been addressed by SJS for alcohol-related behavior, SJS Director Tara Pereira said in an e-mail. Last […]

Staff Editorial: A shake-up in dining

Last week, the University began the search for GW’s next provost. The new employee will step into a position that reorganizes the University’s administrative structure. Such shake-ups don’t always result in tremendous changes for student life, but now is a good time to consider a logical change that could result in a substantive improvement in […]

University pledges to continue aid levels

Even as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced last week that the recession is likely over, University officials said they recognize that many GW families are not yet out of hot water. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the largest impact of the recession at GW has been on the financial stability […]

Young America’s Foundation: First lady’s community service is agenda-driven

Hysterics have never been alien to American politics. Between the temperance movement, student protests in the 1960s, doubts of President Bush’s legitimacy, and the present paranoia, there have always been in our public discourse those who have abandoned the politics of prudence to engage in ideological shouting matches. We emphatically reject the accusation that GW’s […]