February 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 41

Stories from the February 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

At Whit’s End

It feels a little bit like an episode of “The Bachelor.” Okay, that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration. But something’s not right. It’s like a McFadden’s on a Thursday night or a GW journalism class: too many girls, not enough boys. It’s Friday night dinner, and usually it doesn’t feel this way. Usually going […]

Students rank high as Sporcle users

GW students may have a new excuse for all of those in-class distractions professors complain about. The University inched up the rankings on Sporcle, a popular trivia quiz website created in 2007, moving from No. 23 last week to No. 16 for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. Factors considered for top 25 […]

The fashion behind the politicos

If one of the responsibilities of our political officials is to dress in a way that makes their messages easier to digest, the male speakers had a great deal to learn from their female counterparts at Live from the White House: Making and Shaping the News, featuring four former presidential press secretaries, in Lisner Auditorium […]

Board to set tuition, financial aid

The University’s highest governing body is set to approve next year’s tuition increase and financial aid pool amount at its quarterly meeting this Friday. The University will likely request between $155 and $159 million toward financial aid from the Board of Trustees, Robert Chernak, senior vice provost and senior vice president for Student and Academic […]

Valentine’s Day Guide: Six types of love

Obsession. Passion. Jealousy. Affection. Love can ignite a lot of crazy emotions in us. And whether single or in a relationship, we all have people in our lives we share these emotions with. This Valentine’s Day, which color of love do you fall into? Mania Mania is the more obsessive type of love that is […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Ladies, rein in the V-Day hype

The Valentine’s Day mascot is a miserable little boy throwing arrows at people, forcing them into love. There are two things to take away from this. First, we need someone to force us to fall in love. Second, cupid is male. Cupid’s sex is perhaps the single most ironic thing about Valentine’s Day. In reality, […]

Ashley-Lynn Goldstein: Sharing abroad with long-distance love

When preparing to study abroad in London, I was concerned with packing the essentials, knowing that my classes were in order, that I knew how to convert the dollar into the pound and who I would be sharing a flat with. The day of my trip I thought I was ready, everything on my list […]

Staff Editorial: A search to reflect GSPM’s values

Clarification appended The Graduate School of Political Management is unlike most graduate programs at GW, or even in the country. It offers master’s programs that provide real-world training as much as they do theoretical skills. GSPM students are less often seeking a degree in order to begin a life in academia – after graduation they […]

QuickTakes

Ghostface Killah “Apollo Kids” (Def Jam) The less-than-hyped “Apollo Kids” is, if nothing else, a testament to the superfluity of mainstream marketing when dealing with a veteran such as Ghostface. Taking a leap back in time, Ghostface channels hip-hop’s roots as he combines nameless ’60s and ’70s samples with his trademark up-tempo style. With a […]