February 22, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Slice of Life: The five people you meet in Washington D.C.

Snowmageddon was a second coming – a sophomore-year rebirth. The almost-weeklong academic hiatus was like a recreation, a Genesis of GW life. On day one, we did nothing. I spent half the day watching Elf and the other half following Perez Hilton. Days two and three brought tacit, often languid and assuredly lame attempts to […]

For Executive Vice President: Jon Binetti

Student Association executive vice presidential candidate Jon Binetti said fighting for little changes that make a big difference in students’ lives will be his main priority if elected EVP. Binetti, a junior and SA senator for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, said he will focus on expanding 4-RIDE service, adding more restaurants on […]

Ranked Richmond holds off Colonials

RICHMOND, Va. – Karl Hobbs opened his post-game press conference Saturday with a straight face, a congratulations to the opposing victors and a simple statement: “Kevin Anderson is the best player in the world.” That Hobbs felt the need to follow this with an explanation that he was joking was telling. Few might have blamed […]

For Executive Vice President: Josh Goldstein

Two-year Student Association veteran Josh Goldstein said he is running for SA executive vice president because he wants to bring back the “spirit of advocacy” to the SA. Goldstein, a sophomore and SA senator for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, said he will focus on dining, academic issues like a degree audit system […]

Close contests create rivalry with Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – When Karl Hobbs first came to GW in 2001, Richmond was also new to the Atlantic 10. So when a reporter asked him then if there was a rivalry between the two teams, Hobbs scoffed at the notion. But after GW’s 74-70 loss to the No. 25 Spiders (AP) Saturday, the latest […]

For President: Jason Lifton

For Executive Vice President Jason Lifton, it’s about maintaining the momentum of this year’s Student Association. “A year is not enough time to really get things done in the Student Association,” Lifton said. “Coming into this, I’ve got a leg up because I’ve already worked with everybody that I will be continuing to work with.” […]

Women’s basketball puts Fordham away late

With four and a half minutes to play, the GW women’s basketball game against Fordham looked as though it might follow the pattern that many of the team’s games have fallen into this year. With the Colonials up six, sophomore guard Tiana Myers had her shot blocked by Fordham’s Kristina Bell, who quickly took the […]

For President: Xochitl Sanchez

Xochitl Sanchez may be an “outsider” when it comes to the Student Association, but that doesn’t make her an outsider at GW. “I have a different kind of experience,” said Sanchez (whose first name sounds like so-she-tal). “It’s a new kind of experience and we’re excited to bring that into a new administration.” Class: JuniorMajor: […]

Sports in Brief

Baseball swept in three-game series to open season The GW baseball team was swept over the weekend by scores of 6-5, 4-2 and 6-3 in a three-game series at North Carolina. After holding leads in the ninth and 10th innings, the Colonials (0-3) dropped Friday’s game in 10 innings, despite the performance of senior shortstop […]

Fusing college and faith on campus

Hatchet Video When many students leave home to come to college, they bring luggage and mementos. The four students The Hatchet spoke with also brought their faith, and found that combining religion and college poses challenges. Without family and cultural voices always in their ears, their transition to college was also a transition to practicing […]