March 4, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 47

Stories from the March 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Social media site tasked with connecting GW crushes

GW students can now secretly post their romantic feelings for one another through GoodCrush, a public online forum where users can write messages to their crushes in the hopes of discovering mutual attraction. The Student Association brought GoodCrush to the University in February, and the service was first announced by SA President Julie Bindelglass at […]

Step up to the stage

Despite snowstorms and postponements, an electric, energetic crowd filled Lisner Auditorium Sunday night for “Step Your Game Up,” Alpha Phi Alpha’s 13th annual step show that featured step teams from schools along the East Coast and the D.C. area. The show, which featured a judged competition of various step teams – some from the D.C. […]

SA officers represent student voice at BoT meetings

Although efforts to create a student seat on the Board of Trustees have repeatedly failed, three student representatives are making sure the University’s highest governing body hears from its main constituents. Students have no voting representation on GW’s Board of Trustees, despite heavy lobbying from the Student Association in past years. Chairman of the Board […]

Women’s basketball gets fresh start in A-10s

Twenty-one times since November, in a regular season comprised of 27 games, the GW women’s basketball team took the court and lost. But that is of no concern to the Colonials (6-21, 3-13 Atlantic 10) as they prepare for this weekend’s conference tournament in Upper Marlboro, Md. Those defeats won’t make the trip with them […]

Sodexo satisfies at GMU

Students at George Mason University are satisfied with the Sodexo-run dining services offered at their school, Mason dining officials say – a stark contrast to the oft-maligned dining options at GW, which is also run by Sodexo. With a main dining hall that is less than two years old and flexible meal plans, few complaints […]

Matt Ingoglia: Election losers have winning ideas

Another February, another bitterly contested SA election. Assuming the JEC sifts through the alleged mountain of violations and does not disqualify anybody, Jason Lifton will ascend to the presidency by a margin of about 51 to 49 percent, and EVP candidates Logan Dobson and Rob Maxim will advance to a runoff from a race where […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Down: Where art thou? The University has been reducing the number of art classes, leading some students to express discontent with the art department. With fewer sections open, art students are having a harder time finding classes they need to take. Although department chair Thomas Brown claims that the reduced class sizes increase the […]

Katuka finishing season strong

At 6-foot-11, junior Joseph Katuka is the tallest member of the GW men’s basketball team, but for much of his GW career, the center’s production has not kept pace with his height. Over the past five games, however, Katuka’s production has begun to look more like his potential. Katuka posted a team-best 15 points Wednesday […]


Hatchet Arts looks at British indie-folk and Foggy Bottom blues. “Sigh No More” Mumford & Sons Indie-folk band Mumford and Sons’ debut album, “Sigh No More,” is sure to entice its listeners with its passionate lyrics and fast-paced instrumentals. The band wastes no time drawing the audience into its world of tension and heartbreak. On […]

Adam Lovell: Side-stepping traditional study abroad options

If you are beginning to look at your study abroad options for next year, and your interests are similar to mine, I imagine you might be disappointed. I just finished my semester abroad and there were two key elements I wanted to get out of my experience: language acquisition and an interesting cultural experience in […]