November 22, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 29

Stories from the November 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Speaking out about suicide

Since she was three years old, Amanda Uhme has been trying to wrap her mind around suicide. From elementary school to high school, she could only talk about it with her mom and her best friend. When she came to college, Uhme finally learned how to discuss it. The subject came up at a group […]

Phillip Ensler: Learning in practice, not theory

Why are we here? For many students, it’s because college is our link between childhood and the real world. We go to college to receive an education to prepare us for the life and career we desire. GW, and particularly the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, needs to re-evaluate how the school currently structures […]

Jorge Gadala-Maria: Be careful when using Bikeshare

As I walked down 19th Street last week, I noticed a fleet of people riding bikes courtesy of Capital Bikeshare, D.C.’s official bike-sharing program. Four bikers were riding on the sidewalk side-by-side and showed no signs of slowing down, even as they approached a group of startled pedestrians. It was not until the pedestrians were […]

Delivering dorm-friendly dinners

For the cooking-challenged among us: Have no fear, Cristina Roman is here to make you dinner. GW Bites, Roman’s new culinary micro-enterprise, brings homemade meals to your doorstep. “My target market is freshmen craving home-cooked meals, but there are seniors who still don’t know how to cook,” she said. After making a lackluster pot of […]

Logan Dobson: GW, I’m thankful for all you do

My favorite holiday of the entire year is fast approaching. Sure, Easter promotes a spirit of salvation and Halloween has all the charms and graces of a Wednesday night at your local strip club, but for me Thanksgiving is where it is at. Thanksgiving unites us rather than divides us. Thanksgiving tells us that we […]

Colonials topple Coppin State, N. Texas

Of the four halves the women’s basketball team played Thursday against Coppin State and Sunday against North Texas, head coach Mike Bozeman was really only happy with two of them. Thursday night in the Colonials’ home opener, GW dominated Coppin State from the opening tip and led 41-17 at halftime. In the second half, though, […]

Sports in Brief

Hogan to compete at NCAA Championships Monday Senior women’s cross-country runner Megan Hogan will compete in the NCAA Cross-Country National Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., Monday. Hogan qualified for the race by finishing third at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships in State College, Pa., Nov. 13. The senior finished the 6k course in 19:58 seconds, 38 […]

At Whit’s End

On the outside, Farmers & Fishers is stark and contemporary. The menu is painted on the exterior of the restaurant in modern, colorful block letters. “Chocolate-dipped bacon lollipops” tops the list. The walls are lined with windows that look out on the Georgetown Waterfront and small, close tables outline the curve of the eatery, offering […]

Students say Vern Express service is unreliable

An increase in the number of Mount Vernon residents this year has prompted the University to expand the fleet of Vern Express buses shuttling between its two campuses, but frequent riders are still complaining the service is slow and unreliable during off-peak hours. Four more busses connect Foggy Bottom and the Vern on weekdays and […]