October 4, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 15

Stories from the October 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Classic board game brings family game nights to campus

For junior Emily Wagner, forming a new club on campus was as simple as “love at first Scrab.” It was her passion for Scrabble that brought Wagner together with Megan Arellano to form a club around the word game. “We were the only two who kept coming back consistently last year and took it upon […]

Obese women incur higher living costs

Being obese can be bad for your health, and for your wallet. That’s the conclusion a group of GW professors drew when calculating the cost of obesity. Researchers calculated the actual price a person pays per year for being obese, and found that additional annual costs for obese women stand at $4,879, and $2,646 for […]

Study: University avoids hairy situation

Students who dig the scruff are out of luck at GW. GW ranks 7th out of 60 colleges and universities for the number of clean-shaven men on campus, according to a study by Schick razors and Sperling’s BestPlaces. Eighty-two percent of male students on campus are beard-free, the study found. “We sent researchers onto campuses […]

Barenaked Ladies rock Alumni Weekend

Amanda Castroverde More than 1,000 alumni and current GW students rocked out to a live set by the Barenaked Ladies in University Yard Friday night, while reconnecting with former classmates during the kickoff concert for this year’s Alumni Weekend. The Grammy Award-winning band headlined the opening event of the University’s fourth annual reunion weekend, performing […]

Student Association to allocate nearly $500,000

The Student Association Senate is expected to disburse nearly $500,000 to fund the operating costs of about 270 student organizations this week, the highest initial allocation amount in the organization’s history. Sen. Chris Clark, U-At large, chair of the SA Finance Committee, said the SA has yet to determine the exact amount that will be […]

Staff Editorial: A homecoming for Colonials

This year’s Alumni Weekend proved largely successful in bringing former Colonials back to campus as attendees enjoyed catered dinners, cocktail receptions and a Barenaked Ladies concert. While it is understandable that these events were primarily directed toward alumni, future Alumni Weekends at GW could be even more successful if the University adopted a campus-wide “homecoming” […]

Students walk to raise awareness for AIDS

In an effort to gain awareness of the thousands of people living with AIDS in the District, a group of about 40 GW students joined thousands of others to participate in the 24th Annual AIDS Walk Washington Saturday morning near the National Mall. The walk raised more than $700,000 for the Whitman-Walker Clinic, a local […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Facebook: the frenemy

There is no doubting that we all love Facebook. Our love of Facebook comes from our love of sharing, and on Facebook, everything from pictures to our relationship status is up for grabs. As college students, we have never really questioned the idea that it’s just our friends we are updating with this information. But […]

Vending laws force closure of coffee cart

Sol Café, the student-run coffee cart on H Street, will be unable to re-open under current D.C. vending laws, after the cart’s current owner failed to obtain the proper vending permits following a yearlong battle with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. An official from the DCRA – who spoke under condition of […]