March 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 48

Stories from the March 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Another strike for Sodexo

As if Sodexo’s reputation as GW’s food service provider has not been marred enough, one more strike can be added to the list. In a comparison of prices, The Hatchet found that at times, prices at on-campus providers are sometimes twice as high than at off-campus grocery stores. Though many students may have noticed that […]

Evan Schwartz: Confessions of a binge drinker

Picture this: a college-aged girl, after way too many drinks, hanging her head in a toilet. The slogan: “Best night of my life.” This is not a scene from McFadden’s late on a Thursday night. It is an anti-binge drinking Public Service Announcement, designed to curb excessive drinking among college kids. According to news reports, […]

Ryan Last: Make Gelman a priority

As we embark on a new semester of work and leisure, we must ask ourselves once again: When will the University realize that it is time for Gelman Library to be updated? Students will agree with me when I say a university library is the focal point of a school, yet GW’s library is far […]

Workers spent nights on campus through snowfall

Some GW maintenance and food services employees who worked during February’s historic snowstorms reported they were stranded on the Mount Vernon campus without adequate lodging. February’s two storms dropped almost 40 inches of snow over a six-day period, and whiteout conditions made for unsafe driving for extended periods. But employees designated for February snow removal […]

CCAS advisers say services are underused

Tucked away in an office on the first floor of the Academic Center, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences adviser Michael Gabriel says he is ready to help students find a major, fill out law school applications or any task his six appointments of the day may require. But last Monday, four of the six […]

Phillip Ensler: Seeking fairness on campus

As college students, the sight of two people making out, couples holding hands and the ever-changing “relationship status” on Facebook are omnipresent. It is a perfectly casual and comfortable aspect of many of our lives. We need not worry about repercussions in our respective jobs, internships and future places of employment for the way in […]

Financial aid form axed for continuing students

The University has eliminated the need to file a portion of the current financial aid application for continuing students, in hopes of easing the paperwork burden for continuing students applying for assistance. Continuing students will no longer need to fill out the CSS Profile, an application component run by the College Board that costs $25 […]

One train, two worlds

“Welcome to a world where you have privilege based on the color of your skin.” This statement was part of a lecture on contemporary South African issues during my first week as a student at the University of Cape Town. My professor was discussing the details of life in this unique area of the world, […]

Quidditch flies at GW

For all the hidden Harry Potter fans across campus, the time has come to step out of the broom closet. That’s because the GW Hippogriffs, the University’s new student Quidditch league, has arrived. Formed by sophomores Kelsey McPherson and Jenny Durina, the new organization brings together students who have a penchant for combining witchcraft with […]