February 12, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 41

Stories from the February 12, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Softball alumna will race in Olympics

This week’s blizzard aside, Foggy Bottom does not normally look like a place that produces winter athletes. There are no mountains or ice rinks, and snowstorms – although plentiful now – are generally few and far between. For former GW softball player and current Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers, none of that mattered. Meyers, a 2006 […]

University “Warm Zones” draw many to Hippodrome

Web Exclusive The Student Activities Center provided students with a potential cure for their cabin fever throughout the week with University activities in designated “Warm Zones.” SAC offered events like free movies, bowling and food nearly all week. The Fishbowl has had free breakfast almost every morning with coffee and donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. “We […]

Sadie Hawkins, all the time

Has girls’ night out turned into every night out? Ladies, are you looking for love at Josephine’s while all the bros are belting out “Party in the USA” at Garrett’s Tavern? Is your Valentine’s Day really Singles Awareness Day (just plain S.A.D.)? With GW’s male-to-female breakdown at 43 percent male and 57 percent female, it […]

Facilities crews work round the clock

Current District residents may call the two back-to-back storms that hit this week “Snowmageddon,” but Hector Montout has endured worse in his 28 years in D.C. Montout, a GW facilities management employee, said he once slept nine consecutive nights at GW Hospital because of snow. While normally an electrician at GW, Montout has spent his […]

Sex Column: Give like you receive

Valentine’s Day is all about giving and receiving, right? Romance or not, we all share sentiments, chocolate and, if we’re lucky, a little between-the-sheets action with the people we care about on this mostly made-up holiday. So, for everyone out there who is planning on celebrating with a fancy dinner, dessert and perhaps even some […]

University announces plan for make-up days

University officials announced plans to use the two reading days and a Saturday at the end of the semester to make up for classes missed due to the 54.9 inches of snow dumped on the District during the last week. Tuesday, April 27 will be used to make up classes from Feb. 8. April 27 […]

Get creative with dates in the District

Single You’re in luck if you’re single right now, because D.C. happens to be rated in the top five among the Best Cities for Singles, according to Forbes Magazine, and the city with the most attractive residents, according to The Daily Beast. If you’re single and ready to mingle, then get ready to kick off […]

Food Column: Valentine’s night in

Sometimes keeping it low-key is the most romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. Impress your significant other with a home-cooked meal that leaves you with extra cash to spend on better things than an extravagant restaurant bill. Munch on pita chips and hummus with some white wine while you finish preparing a meal with your […]

City grinds to halt after historic snowfall

Two major snowstorms in less than a week paralyzed the D.C. region, forcing nearly every university, school and federal agency to grind to a debilitating halt for an unprecedented four consecutive days. “Historic” is how administrators described both the snow and its aftermath. In recent history, classes have been canceled for more than a day […]

For any status, give these go-to gifts

Single It’s a twist on the classic gift idea with the Mixtape Memory Stick for $15.99 from thinkgeek.com. The USB drive, packaged as an old-school cassette tape, holds 90 minutes’ worth of MP3 files. With space to write in track lists, this gadget is a great way to give the gift of music in an […]