January 27, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 37

Stories from the January 27, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Finals schedule irks law students

Orthodox Jewish students and GW Law School officials are attempting to strike a compromise for a final exam make-up schedule, after the law school scheduled final exams during Passover for the first time in 14 years. Passover – which is dependent on the Hebrew calendar – occurs this year during the two weeks in late […]

Saige Saunig: What to take from ‘Stuff GW People Like’

A good GW person doesn’t mind the 20 minute wait or a line out the door because drinking Starbucks shows that you are sophisticated, wealthy, totally hip and all-around sexy.” This is just one description of the average GW student, according to the website, “Stuff GW People Like.” This website – created in December – […]

For the love of knowledge

Betsy Applebaum has had 28 first days of school at GW. The 71-year-old has been auditing classes at the University since 1983, adding up to well over a 100 classes – but don’t ask her how many. She lost count long ago. Applebaum said taking courses at her alma mater is a way of keeping […]

Bar Belle: Beer to remember

ChurchKey Where: 1337 14th St. NW Carded: Yes, at the door Cover: None Bar Bells: Damn it. It’s freaking cold. So why would I dare go review a bar that is, gasp, outside the 4-RIDE zone?! Blasphemy. But, I will and I did. I have a soft spot for bars that have ironic names, kind […]

Instead of Cancun, go to the Gulf Coast

Fly: Delta out of Dulles to Pensacola, Fla., less than $200 Stay: Perdido Beach Resort, $228 per person, traveling with four people Eat:If you want to leave the resort, check out Tacky Jack’s Grill and Tavern, 27206 Safe Harbor Dr., Orange Beach, Ala., 36561 For deals, check out: <a href="http://www.perdidobeachresort.com"www.perdidobeachresort.com The Gulf Coast boasts bright, […]

Some Spring Break tips from STA

Correction appended Planning a vacation can be daunting with so many websites to consult, package deals to compare and friends to accommodate. And traveling on a budget can make things worse. The Hatchet sat down with Jennifer Apple, store manager with STA Travel, to get a professional perspective on the best ways to save on […]

Fraternity brothers removed from chapter

As the University investigated and ultimately charged Sigma Phi Epsilon with hazing, about 30 representatives from the fraternity’s national organization conducted “membership reviews” with each member of the chapter, suspending those who declined to participate and making recommendations about those who did not mesh with the fraternity’s ideals. The interviews, which occurred two weeks ago, […]

Instead of Miami Beach, go to Cocoa Beach

Fly: AirTran out of DCA to Orlando, $160; roundtrip shuttle service between Orlando, Fla. and Cocoa Beach, Fla., $45 Stay: Vacation rental at Cocoa Beach Towers Resort, $142 per person, traveling with six people Eat and Drink: Coconuts On The Beach, 2 Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 32931 For deals, check out: <a href="http://www.vacationrentals.com"www.vacationrentals.com<a href="http://www.floridasunshineshuttle.com"www.floridasunshineshuttle.com […]