January 19, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 34

Stories from the January 19, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The winter blues and flus

Baby, it’s cold outside. This time of year, many students are getting just that – a cold – or more. Winter months tend to raise the number of students with sore throats, ear pain, sinus congestions and coughs, said Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of the Student Health Service. “These symptoms, commonly referred to as Upper […]

Sports in Brief

Swim teams take third at URI Invitational Both GW’s men’s and women’s swimming finished third this weekend in the teams’ opening events of the season at the URI Invitational in Kingston, R.I. GW swimmers showed well at the event, placing in the top five in 27 of the 38 events over the course of the […]

Sex Column: A reformed condom abuser

In the spirit of the new year, I have a confession and a resolution to make. It’s time to come clean and be clean. Meet Dirty Jersey, my friend-turned-lover and partner in crime on our mutually assured path to destruction, disease, pregnancy or all of the above. That’s right, I’m the queen of stupid decisions […]

Local homeless shelter to begin offering new services

Web Exclusive Miriam’s Kitchen, a local shelter serving the area’s homeless, has added a new dinner service to its popular breakfast hours starting Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The program will require more money and volunteers but the new initiative is designed to meet more of the needs of those visiting the Kitchen, said Scott […]

Three ways for grilled cheese

Two simple ingredients, three flavorful meals. Bread and cheese can go a long way in a college student’s diet, and these variations can serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part – cheap, cheap, cheap. Even if you don’t have a kitchen, these versions of the classic grilled cheese can be easily adapted. Simply […]

Court reaffirms D.C. gay marriage decision

Web Exclusive A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Thursday against a recent proposal to call for a referendum on same-sex marriages, representing yet another legislative victory in the campaign for gay rights in the District. Opponents of same-sex marriage saw the referendum, which would state that “only marriage between a man and woman is valid […]

Abiona finds new roles while sidelined

Her team took 63 shots on Saturday, missing 46 on its way to a 10-point loss, and all Ivy Abiona could do was write it down. Circles for makes, X’s for misses on white paper with black lines recreating the markings of a basketball court. It’s a bit of a role adjustment for Abiona, a […]

Students celebrate MLK Day with service

The scene in the halls of Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School was one of organized chaos Monday, as more than 500 GW students, faculty and staff picked up paintbrushes to help refurbish the run-down school in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Monday’s event was the biggest Martin Luther King Day of Service in GW […]

Women’s basketball stays positive amid skid

The GW women’s basketball team hosted the defending Atlantic 10 champions at the Smith Center Saturday, and though the Colonials never led and walked away with their fourth straight loss and 12th in 13 games, head coach Mike Bozeman did not seem overly disappointed with his team’s play. “I thought it was a hard-fought game […]

University sees record number of applicants

GW received a record-breaking 20,475 undergraduate applications this year, representing an increase of 3 percent from last year and making admission to the University this year more competitive than ever, University administrators said this week. Executive Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kathryn Napper said Monday that applications following the Jan. 10 deadline reached 20,475, an increase […]