April 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 54

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

Sex Issue: Culture can challenge foreign students

If living at home, Bangladesh native Refayat Haque would not see unmarried men and women publicly holding hands. It’s forbidden. But in America and at GW, the taboos around sex dissimilate, Haque said, giving students from other countries new perspectives on sex and relationships. “Sex is very taboo and sex before marriage is even worse. […]

GW celebrates completing service challenge

It’s been seven months since first lady Michelle Obama issued her lofty goal to the GW community: complete 100,000 hours of community service, and secure her as Commencement speaker in May. On Monday, the University announced that after 205 days and with the help of more than 3,800 GW community members, the goal had been […]

Sex Issue: Waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Forever

When she is out on dates, senior Ogechi Ajaegbu is bubbly and enthusiastic, admired for her eager personality and kind attitude. Some of her favorite activities with prospective boyfriends, she says, include chatting, going to dinner, walking around, and looking at the stars. But when the evening comes to an end, she and her date […]

Democrats are out-fundraising Republicans, GW study finds

House Democrats are out-fundraising their Republican counterparts, according to a study released by the Campaign Finance Institute, a GW-affiliated political think tank. Michael Malbin, director of the Campaign Finance Institute, a bipartisan group, said the study found that fundraising by incumbent Democrats has far outpaced that of the Republicans running in the November 2010 Congressional […]

Sex Issue: GW offers condoms, care, counseling for students

Correction appended College-aged students are often steaming with questions about sex. How to do it? How to be safe? And what happens when something goes wrong? While this article won’t address the “how to” – we have sex columnists for that – it will give students a look at different sex resources on campus, from […]

Reflecting Pool to undergo planned renovations next fall

The National Mall’s Reflecting Pool will close for up to two years for renovations after the National Capital Planning Commission approved plans April 1 to rehabilitate the area surrounding the Lincoln Memorial. The dirt pathways surrounding the pool will be replaced with a paved 13-foot perimeter and the pool’s water will come from the Tidal […]

Male Sex Columnist: When bad sex happens to good people

See the female sex columnist’s column here. On weekends when darkness falls, students’ hands are constantly on electronic devices searching for someone to spend the night with. With text messages, BBMs, Facebook chat, or even two-way pagers, everyone has their own method of contacting Mr. or Ms. Right Now. But take a lesson from those […]

Female Sex Columnist: When bad sex happens to good people

See the male sex columnist’s column here. Sometimes sex can be bad. I’m not talking about broken condoms or “bad girl” role play. I’m talking about the times when you bury your face into the pillow and hope he will just orgasm already because it’s dragged on way too long. The first night I slept […]

Balancing grades and gigs

Freshman Travis Lyon, lead guitarist for the quintet called The Quincy Mumford Band, has a full plate this year. Lyon is a full-time student at GW, but he also tours up and down the East Coast with the band. “Music takes up more of my time than I realize,” he said. “It’s my favorite thing […]

A walk on the wild side

D.C. band Bluebrain and blog ReadysetDC hosted the Cherry Blossom Boombox Walk this past Saturday, asking people to bring boomboxes to the National Mall to add some music to the annual cherry blossom festival. About 100 people gathered at the carousel on the National Mall, where they were supplied with cassette tapes containing parts of […]