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: 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 […]


The Hatchet looks at Fang Island’s debut and reviews The Extraordinaires’ MACRoCk set: The Extraordinaires at MACRoCk This past weekend, just two hours south of D.C., 50-some bands took Harrisonburg, Va. by storm for The Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference, better known as MACRoCk. The gathering, though, offered little on conference and lots on music and […]

Watergate Hotel renovations stalled

An investment firm marketing the currently closed Watergate Hotel has plans to renovate the property and reopen it as a premier D.C. hotel, but the project is currently stalled due to conflicts over its much sought-after parking garage, an executive from the firm said. The hotel has been closed for the past two years and […]

Colonials struggle on the mound in loss

Middle-of-the-week games against nonconference opponents are typically little to worry about, especially for a team coming off a 6-0 start to conference play that has outscored conference foes 64-27 so far this season. But after his team’s 20-6 drubbing at the hands of George Mason Wednesday, GW baseball coach Steve Mrowka seemed more than a […]