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.

Goss sisters take sibling rivalry to the court

Picking who to root for Friday night at the volleyball game between GW and Duquesne was an easy decision for most of the Smith Center crowd. After all, it was a home game for the Colonials, their second this season against an Atlantic 10 opponent. But for Rose Goss, mother of GW freshman Rachael Goss […]

Slice of Life: Confessions of a paid intern

I accepted the offer as soon as I heard the magical phrase “paid internship” and I quit as soon as I heard the words “toilet cleaning.” Filling in data logs, running around D.C. dropping off bank deposits in the dense heat of summer and reorganizing moldy accounting books from the 1980s seemed rather doable, as […]

Vomit causes Vern Express delays

The number of students who have vomited on the Vern Express hasn’t increased since last year, but each incident is still taking a significant toll on the shuttle’s service – and potentially some students’ wallets. Three students vomited on the Vern Express since the start of the fall semester. That number mirrors last September’s total […]

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” […]