September 8, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 8

Stories from the September 8, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday Thursday in Thurston Social Meet your neighbors and get free food from members of the CADE office. Thurston Hall TV lounge – 6 to 8 p.m. Large Group Worship Join the Agape Campus Christian Fellowship for a religious service and to learn more about this spiritual group. Marvin Center 309 – 7:30 to 8:30 […]

Whole Foods wins price war

Despite the pricey reputation of Foggy Bottom’s newest grocery chain, a cost comparison by The Hatchet shows Whole Foods Market beats out campus competitors. The addition of the world’s largest organic market as a GWorld vendor means increased competition for campus dining, a program that for years only competed with Safeway. After a price comparison […]

Summer reading sees decline

The freshman reading program that encourages incoming students to get a head start on their academic careers by reading a pre-selected novel over the summer saw a significant drop in its participation numbers for the second year. The First Chapter freshman reading program received only 58 essay submissions. Last year, 200 students participated, a 100-person […]

Online high school enrollment swells

The University’s online high school enrolled 76 students this semester, a dramatic increase compared to its inaugural class of 16 last spring. Barbara Brueggemann, head of the online school targeted at high-achieving students, said the students expected to start class Tuesday are from “all over the world and the states.” “They’re learning and building communities […]

Five steps to a healthy academic year

A common fear among college students is the dreaded “freshman 15” and “sophomore 10” that come from decreased physical activity and increased high-fat dining options, along with their bodies’ slowing metabolism. Avoiding the extra pounds isn’t rocket science, but being uninformed about the resources available to you could make the extra weight gain inevitable. The […]

D.C. Shorts Film Festival take over the big screen

Keep it short, keep it reel. The tagline of this year’s D.C. Shorts Film festival sums it up – mini films with maximum heart. Director of the festival Jon Gann said the revamped film showcase has a more tapas approach this fall, allowing viewers to taste a little of everything. The D.C. Shorts Film Festival […]

Crossing continents to induce change

This summer, Maria Crossman started each morning with a bucket shower and a tro-tro ride. Crossman, a graduate student in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, travelled to a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana and taught English in a small, remote Ghanaian village. Crossman’s African journey began by searching through a volunteer […]