February 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 45

Stories from the February 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Yogin Kothari: A two-way street

This past weekend, I traveled down to Richmond, Va. with 16 members of the Colonial Army to support the George Washington men’s basketball team. They were playing their biggest game of the season to date – their first this year against a nationally ranked opponent. They were challenging the Atlantic 10 leader, the University of […]

Leasing an apartment: what you need to know

The sound of an obnoxious roommate or a loud neighbor can make any student want to move off campus. But while leaving GW housing may seem like a dream for some, students should take precise steps to ensure that the move does not turn into a nightmare. From the outset, there are several factors students […]

GW celebrates George Washington’s 278th birthday

In celebration of the University’s namesake’s 278th birthday, students gathered in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom to enjoy makeshift s’mores and cherry cobbler, while a projection screen played video of a bonfire and a fife and drum corps set the mood. It was the fourth year in a row that George Washington’s birthday celebration was […]

Five deals close to campus

GW’s on-campus housing options for upperclassmen cost about $10,500 on average each academic year, equating to about $1,200 per month. The Hatchet compared the prices of similar Foggy Bottom-area apartments to find the best deals for convenient off-campus living. The Savoy Located at the confluence of L and 22nd streets and New Hampshire Avenue, The […]

Journalist given lifetime honors

When Dorothy Gilliam started out as a journalist, her colleagues would ignore her on the street, cabs wouldn’t pick her up and restaurants would often refuse her service. And her editor wouldn’t have anyone cover the murder of someone who looked like her. He would call them “cheap murders.” “It was a unique time in […]

Minn. congressman says GOP must bring new ideas to table

Web Exclusive The Republican Party needs to bring a fresh perspective to issues like the economy and health care, Rep. Erik Paulsen told a group of College Republicans Tuesday night at the School of Media and Public Affairs. Paulsen, a Minnesota congressman who represents some western suburbs of Minneapolis and is known for focusing on […]

High society scandal

“In the end,” senior Anya Firestone announces as the Marquise de Merteuil, “I distilled everything to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die.” Clothed in an intricate red-and-gold dress that ends well above her knees and draped across a plush chaise longue, Merteuil is just one of several French aristocrats in Generic Theatre Company’s production […]

New law aims to protect college-aged credit card customers

Web Exclusive New credit card rules went to effect Monday that include both protections and restrictions for college-aged Americans. The sweeping new legislation, called the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, is a key part of a number of initiatives by the Obama administration to increase the protection of consumers – particularly in financial […]

Candidates make final push for votes

Voting for this year’s student elections kicked off Wednesday, with candidates for office lining H Street and handing out palm cards, and some voters reporting issues with casting their ballots. According to a Joint Elections Committee statement, an “error in the Web portal programming” permitted non-Columbian College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates – like Elliott […]

John Mayer gets back on track

John Mayer’s controversial interview with Playboy earlier this month did not prevent him from performing to a nearly sold-out Verizon Center Saturday night, impressing the crowd with his velvety vocals and expert guitar playing. Mayer was playful onstage and seemed to be in high spirits, despite the backlash to overly candid comments he made in […]