August 26, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 4

Stories from the August 26, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mastering the hook up

By Saturday night a crowd of freshmen will be teeming outside Thurston Hall, nervous energy palpable and sexual curiosity surfacing. And Sunday morning the first walk-of-shamers will return, filled with stories of upperclassmen, clubs and hook ups they may or may not regret come Monday. Hooking up, whether for the night, the month or the […]

Women’s soccer sets lofty goals for 2010

It didn’t seem to matter to women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel that her team fell 1-0 last Saturday at George Mason in its final pre-season exhibition match. She smiled and stood in the light rain, discussing her team’s slow start and missed scoring opportunities, all without a trace of frustration. With her team’s regular […]

GW study surveys adoptive parents

There is no developmental difference between children adopted by homosexual couples versus those adopted by heterosexual couples in the U.S., a recent landmark study featuring a GW professor found. Over the past four years, psychology professor Stephen Forssell worked with two researchers from the University of Virginia to study whether children adopted by homosexual couples […]

Turn your room into a home

You pick up your key, grab your duffle and start making your way down the hallway to your new digs. You open the door and despite your expectations, a dim white box of a room is in front of you. And how many people are living in here? The first day of the fall semester […]

Wale, Travie McCoy returning to campus for Fall Fest 2010

Rapper Wale and Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy will headline this year’s Fall Fest. McCoy previously performed at GW as part of Gym Class Heroes during Spring Fling in 2008. He released a solo album, “Lazarus,” in June. News that D.C.-based rapper Wale was expected to perform at Fall Fest broke when his […]

Deciphering GWorld 2.0

The key to your residence hall and Colonial Cash account underwent a few changes this summer. Check out the new features below: Larger photos allow for easier identification of each card holder. Holograms make it harder to create duplicates of a GWorld card, providing authenticity and increasing campus safety. Randomly generated card number provides security […]

Smith Center wrapping up renovations

As a new crop of GW freshmen move into their residence halls across campus this weekend, many will likely make a point of attending Freshman Convocation on Saturday, the first event scheduled to be held in the newly renovated Smith Center. And after months of dust, paint, plywood and noise, the 35-year-old stadium will be […]

Former UPD officers file discrimination complaints

Correction appended Two former University Police officers have filed discrimination complaints against the University Police Department, alleging mistreatment based on their race. The officers, both men in their mid-20s, filed complaints through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – a D.C. agency that seeks to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace – alleging UPD supervisors, […]

Discovering D.C. after midnight

As students descend on campus and resume their nocturnal lifestyles, exploring the District after dark becomes a priority equal to prepping for midterms. But instead of taking a midnight run to the monuments or grabbing a hot dog from Manoush (been there, done that), check out these suggestions that will take you off campus, out […]