September 28, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 13

Stories from the September 28, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Maroon 5 makes us wonder

Program Board announced last Sunday that GW will host Maroon 5 at the Smith Center on Nov. 13. We applaud the PB’s successful efforts to secure such a well-known group for this exciting event. But contrasted with the maligned headliners of the last two years, we feel it is important to question the current model […]

What’s the deal with… Pho at Froggy Bottom Pub?

When thinking of pub fare, buffalo wings, burgers and pizza typically come to mind. But walking by the entrance of Froggy Bottom Pub, a popular hangout for GW students, a bright orange, neon sign reveals the restaurant’s one very atypical offering: pho. Pho – pronounced “fuh” – is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup served with […]

Staff Editorial: A hall of potential

The University’s capital budget this year includes funding for the launch of a feasibility study into combining Crawford, Schenley and West End residence halls into a single dorm. The study falls under the 20-year campus plan, an encompassing outline of the goals that GW has for expansion and development. But while approaching the current campus […]

Yogin Kothari: An arena worth the investment

The end of September is just days away and we’ve all pretty much gotten back into school mode. Classes are boring, Gelman is overcrowded and every professor seems to think that his or her class is the only class we take (and care about). But this year is different because of the phase of renovations […]

Matt Ingoglia: Make Blackboard mandatory

How many times has something like this happened to you? You wake up one morning feeling absolutely awful – some illness has hit you like a ton of bricks – and there’s no way you can even get out of bed, let alone make it to your classes. Though you’re terrified it might be swine […]

Letters to the Editor

Risking our health Prior to the start of a recent class, a bunch of us were chatting about how many people we knew who had become ill recently. Once the professor arrived, she asked, “Is it the swine flu?” None of us could answer her question. Why is the University not testing for H1N1 flu? […]

A slice of Seoul

Soo Na Son makes the finishing touches to her outfit before going out on a weekend night. She meets up with her friends, hails a cab and tells the driver where to go for their nighttime destination. But Son, a junior, isn’t heading to one of the bars in Georgetown or the new go-to club […]

Search committee will look for student input

The chairman of the committee searching for the University’s new provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs said the group plans to solicit input from a variety of sources, including students through their Student Association representatives. The search for the combined position began earlier this month after Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald […]

Furniture that feeds

He seems like a pretty typical college junior – a blonde, well-built fraternity boy who loves to have fun. But Andrew Thal is a little different than most. While some juniors dream of big business, Thal has already created his. But his goal is not to put money in his own pocket. It’s to put […]