February 18, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 43

Stories from the February 18, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

American tests SmarTrip ID card

Students and staff at American University are currently testing student ID cards that are compatible with Metro’s SmarTrip technology, but a GW official said Saturday that the advanced technology is not currently an option for GW. American’s Student Government President Andy MacCracken began a pilot program this year that equipped about a dozen students with […]

Despite low voter turnout, org pushes class spirit

Chances are that as you stacked pancakes onto your plate at Midnight Breakfast or watched your favorite dance groups battle it out in the Lisner Auditorium, you didn’t give much thought to the student organization that put it all together. Class Council, an organization founded eight years ago with the focus of drumming up class […]

Residents to move back into TKE house

The residents of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house plan to begin moving brothers back into the house later this month after being displaced when the house’s roof was deemed a danger after last week’s historic snowstorm, the fraternity’s president said Monday. The four residents of the house were relocated to Guthridge Hall when one […]

Staff Editorial: From snow days to make-up days

During last week’s storm, a certain rhythm seemed to develop from Monday to Thursday. Students lazily did homework until the cancellation of classes was announced, followed by elation across campus. But in the wake of that historic storm, many students are visibly angry about the University’s decision to hold make-up classes through this semester’s reading […]

Greeks dominate SA election pool

All six candidates for Student Association executive office have one thing in common: they are all in Greek-letter organizations. For the first time in recent history, the two candidates for president and four candidates for executive vice president are all members of the Greek community, representing Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Pi, […]

SpotlightOn: Kate Meroski

Already a veteran of the GW theater scene, sophomore Kate Meroski has acted in several plays and choreographed “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” last semester. Meroski took time off from directing Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of “Closer” to talk with Hatchet Arts. Hatchet Arts: Greatest accomplishment so far? Kate Meroski: Theatrically speaking, my greatest accomplishment […]

Gender gap hinders dating, some say

Finding romance is never easy, but some female students at GW say that thanks to a double-digit gender imbalance, finding a boyfriend may be just as hard of an assignment as acing an astronomy exam or churning out a term paper. Female students on campus outnumber their male counterparts 57 to 43 percent – a […]

Managing loans in the real world

Last issue, The Hatchet looked at ways to secure a credit card, even with less-than-perfect credit. In the third installment of the personal finance series, professor of finance Neil Cohen explains four ways to reduce loan costs and make sure you have got a loan that will work for you. Cohen stresses that loan management […]

Vinyl takes center stage at Black Cat

Chris Knott did not go to the Black Cat on Sunday to listen to music. He went to sell it. Knott, a local DJ, was one of 30 vendors from along the East Coast who attended the D.C. Record Fair, an event that has evolved into a tradition among the city’s music community. Held in […]