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.

From South Africa, an artistic exchange

A dozen South African students performed original songs, poems and dances at Betts Theatre Friday, during an annual show and cultural exchange sponsored by the University. The students came to D.C. through the South Africa Project, an initiative founded by GW, the St. Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., and the Bokamoso Youth Center, which […]

Fraternities take slightly more men than last spring

Web Exclusive About 11 percent more students than last year accepted bids during fraternity spring rush this year, IFC President Bill Hulse said Friday. Hulse said 100 male students accepted bids from fraternities – an 11 percent increase from last year’s spring rush total of 86 men. Hulse added about 91 percent of students who […]

QuickTakes: Hot Chip and Lil Wayne

Hatchet Arts looks at Hot Chip and the newest from Lil Wayne. “Rebirth” Lil Wayne In the opening verse of “American Star,” the first track on Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated rap/rock album “Rebirth,” the rapper explains: “I’m the dope-boy with a guitar.” Here, the New Orleans native establishes his thesis for the album: a lot […]

Snow keeps students from taking LSATs

Web Exclusive Blizzard conditions across the region closed 70 law school admission test centers and threw kinks in some students’ plans to take the LSAT last Saturday. In the District, where the National Weather Service estimated about 27 inches of snow fell on Friday and Saturday, testing centers at American, Catholic, Howard and U.D.C. were […]

District surpasses snow budget

Web Exclusive District officials were left scrambling to clear roads and sidewalks amid budget overruns, after a record setting snowfall dumped around 40 inches on the city. But though the winter season has not yet finished, the District surpassed its $6.2 million snow budget after the first storm that began last Friday. The District has […]

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 […]