October 20, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 20

Stories from the October 20, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

From Colonial walk-on to GW record-holder

Junior libero Candace Silva-Martin refuses to settle for mediocrity. Every time she throws on her game jersey, a different color than the rest of her teammates’ because of her position, Silva-Martin enters the court and leaves the possibility of failure behind. As a walk-on freshman, Silva-Martin appeared in every set and was named to the […]

Dancing her way home

An empty bowl has more significance for a D.C. dance company than the meal. Dana Tai Soon Burgess uses the circular dish to convey the emotional separation, adoption and growth of his lead performer in the recent dance production, “Becoming American.” Premiering this past weekend, the show took place Dance Place in Northeast D.C. and […]

Author shares life, from page to stage

Nit-picky Starbucks patrons, Japanese cab rides and childhood corporal punishment. Welcome to the never cohesive, often irreverent and perennially hysterical world of author and humorist David Sedaris. Addressing a full house at Lisner Auditorium Monday night, Sedaris sardonically chronicled a series of life narratives, from his experiences with overseas dentistry to his various qualms with […]

Recent graduates win prestigious fellowship

When Sarah Tynen spent a year abroad in Nanjing, China, she was disturbed to learn the government was demolishing villages to pave the way for new buildings and businesses. Urban redevelopment, as she called it, has displaced citizens and destroyed ancient cultures across the country. This year, Tynen is one of 16 recent graduates to […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: The right cure for Student Health

It’s cold and flu season, and it seems like the whole campus is starting to come down with the seasonal sniffles. Despite the good Student Health Service does, there’s a stigma that surrounds heading to GW’s health center because it is believed to be inadequate. The University should respond to the wealth of student complaints […]

Groundbreaking marks research era

Visions of scientific prestige and research will begin to take form when University officials break ground on the Science and Engineering Hall Thursday. Faculty and administrators are hinging their hopes that the four-year construction project will unify and improve GW’s science and engineering programs through upgraded resources and a heightened ability to attract high-quality students […]