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.

Staff Editorial: An open letter to the new University Police Chief

Dear Chief Hay, In an Aug. 16th Hatchet article, you noted that one of your primary goals is to learn UPD’s strengths and weaknesses and act accordingly. While we don’t presume to know more than your new department, The Hatchet’s editorial board considered your plan and has compiled a list of areas in which UPD […]

Proposition 8 fight continues for junior

Colin MacDonald was in tears. Sitting at home in the suburbs of Los Angeles he realized Proposition 8, an amendment to California’s State Constitution recognizing marriage as a union of man and woman, had passed and tears were all he could muster. Growing up in California, the junior knew the process of obtaining marriage equality […]

The District’s artistic hotspots

Affinity Lab Affinity Lab is an “entrepreneurial dream and action space” serving as shared office space for local businesses, non-profits and budding artists. The Lab occasionally hosts exhibit openings, live concerts, readings, films and other artistic performances. There are two locations: 2451 18th Street and 920 U Street. For more information and an events calendar […]

Live it up before four years fly by

The Rookie There are a lot of exciting firsts that come with freshman year, but you definitely don’t want May to come around without these being some of them. Don’t wait until senior year to get to know your city. There’s a lot more to D.C. than Foggy Bottom and Georgetown. Check out U Street […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Sometimes it’s nice to hear no

I distinctly remember the first time that I was told no after returning home from college. It was winter break and my friend Kasey, whom I hadn’t seen since last summer, was having a party. I asked my parents if I could go and they responded, point blank, “No.” I’m pretty sure that my mouth […]

Incoming law school class has highest mean GPA in history

The incoming GW Law School first-year class came from the most selective applicant pool the admissions committee has ever considered, an official in the school said in August. The incoming class has a 3.79 mean GPA, up .02 from the class that entered in 2009. “This is a record year for the law school,” said […]

Arrest made in string of iPhone thefts

The Metropolitan Police Department said it made a key arrest in late July concerning an uptick in iPhone thefts, and police said the suspect could be linked to other iPhone thefts in the area. MPD Commander Matthew Klein told The Hatchet that the suspect – who was involved in a recent iPhone theft – is […]

Gourmet meals on a student budget

Gathering friends around a table to chow down on homemade eats is a great way to kick off the school year and catch up after a summer apart. Here are four easy recipes that all cost less than $10 to make. Brunch: Frittata with feta and sundried tomatoes. Serves four. What you’ll need: Sundried tomatoes […]

Phillip Ensler: Will the real D.C. please stand up?

As I prepared to return to D.C. for the semester, I noticed that the premiere of the highly anticipated Real Housewives of D.C. coincided very nicely with my return to the city. I incredulously tuned into the show, yet doing so had a very unexpected effect on me. Rather than just letting the show’s drama […]

Student Association spends summer in outreach

Student Association President Jason Lifton and Executive Vice President Rob Maxim say they’re already off to a successful year, thanks to a “student outreach plan” to facilitate contact with the student body. Since taking office in April, increasing communication between the SA and the student body has been Lifton’s priority. Coming off of the summer, […]