April 12, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 55

Stories from the April 12, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Making the cut: Looking at D.C. hair salons

Many students have that one salon or barbershop at home they return to incessantly for its consistent and reliable service. With a multitude of hairdressers in the District, though, deciding where to get a trim at school may be difficult. The Hatchet surveyed local salons to find some of the best options for students in […]

Southwest seeks space at Reagan

Southwest Airlines is trying to secure the ability to fly in and out of Reagan National Airport, but inclusion at the Virginia airport appears unlikely without federal intervention. The low-cost air carrier is trying to capitalize exchanges of take-off and landing slots – permissions needed from the federal government to operate at a given airport […]

Traveling with a sweet deal in hand

Correction appended As GW alumna Bona Park was graduating, she was faced with a choice: work at a law firm or cruise around and sell all-natural salads, yogurts and other assorted wholesome foods. For many, the decision would have been a no-brainer, but Park decided to go with the not-so-traditional option and joined the team […]

Survivors honored at Relay for Life

When Pat Moseley found out she had developed breast cancer, she was determined to win the battle her mother lost in 1996. After a lumpectomy, six weeks of radiation and five years of intensive medication, Moseley can count herself among the growing number of cancer survivors. It is stories like Moseley’s that brought together approximately […]

Civilian patrol helps protect at-risk neighborhoods

Their ammunition is a stack of pamphlets. Their weapons are rolls of masking tape. Their sirens are bright red berets. They are the D.C. Guardian Angels, a civilian police organization that works to deter crime in at-risk communities in the District. An international organization with 138 chapters in 14 countries, members work toward a universal […]

Rowing squads finish fourth in home regatta

GW’s men’s and women’s rowing teams combined to place fourth in this weekend’s 23rd Annual GW Invitational on the Potomac River. The event, which took place Friday and Saturday, featured 12 teams and was won by Navy, which finished with a total of 180 points. Cornell, which had the highest men’s team total, finished second […]

American expands Metro SmarTrip card program

American University will expand distribution of student ID cards compatible with Metro’s SmarTrip payment method to 300 students April 12, a move which could lead to a program involving the new IDs for the school’s freshmen next fall. The program is an initiative led by AU’s Student Government President Andy MacCracken, and follows the successful […]

Women’s tennis topples Towson in home finale

It had been an up-and-down season for the GW women’s tennis team, but the Colonials made sure senior Michele Style went out in a victorious fashion with a 7-0 win over Towson Sunday in their final home match of the season. Style, the team’s lone senior, was honored with a pre-match bouquet of flowers as […]

Panels stress real-world experiences

The GW Women in Business organization heard from a former first lady of Peru and an international business expert at its first conference in Funger Hall Saturday. The conference – which centered on ways to turn classroom lessons into real-world experiences – included specialized panels on entrepreneurship, international business, business and government relations and corporate […]

Letters to the Editor

An open invitation Vincent Barbieri’s column “Facing the futility of Earth Hour” (April 8, p. 4), is both misinformed and inaccurate, and I call into question his purpose for writing it. Earth Hour is not a “ridiculous” endeavor proclaiming that turning lights off will save the world from climatic catastrophe. It is a worldwide call […]