November 14, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 27

Stories from the November 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Residents struggle to keep Watergate Safeway open

A city representative is helping locals push back against Safeway’s decision to shutter its Watergate Complex store, highlighting the residents’ fears that they will have to shell out more cash at other high-end grocers. Ward 2 D.C. councilmember Jack Evans wrote a letter to Safeway officials Nov. 7, asking the company to reconsider its decision […]

Engineering students see more financial aid

Engineering students at the University receive more financial aid than those in other majors, reflecting a national trend of assistance geared toward growing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Internal data from the University shows that 91.1 percent of students entering the School of Engineering and Applied Science received financial aid in 2010, of […]

Report finds Potomac River quality is worsening

The Potomac River’s already poor water quality deteriorated over the past five years, according to an environmental report released Thursday. The Potomac Conservancy gave the river a “D” grade in its “State of the Nation’s River” report, down from its 2007 rating of “D+,” citing a population that swelled 5 percent to reach six million […]

Pageant platform benefits education in Nepal

Nestled in the Himalayas, Nepal is the land-locked home to Mount Everest, a neighbor to China and, for one freshman, a distant but constant call to action. For Sujita Basnet, a freshman from Charles County, Md. studying biomedical engineering, promoting Nepal and preserving its culture has become a mission. It’s a quest that began even […]

Sleepless songs translate to first album for junior

To the tune of a dream, a new album by a sleep-deprived junior dropped onto the indie music scene last week. For 21-year-old Andrew Bandos, a lack of sleep was the creative stimulus for his most recent musical project, “Heads Phased for Dreamless Sleep” – a full length album featuring 11 insomnia-inspired songs. Originally recorded […]

Hatchet Recipes: Scott’s Sips: A more mature Bananas Foster

Inspired by my stay in The Big Easy, I decided to take New Orleans’ most iconic dessert, the Bananas Foster, and make an alcoholic shake out of it. Created at Brennan’s Restaurant, the dish’s sweetness and richness cuts the sting out of dark rum and brings out its flavor. Made with brown sugar, cinnamon, bananas, […]

Hatchet Expat: Diffidence and decadence

When friends and family at home ask me what it feels like to live in Paris, I never seem to find an answer. I always start by explaining the ways of the locals, describing the exquisite French food and pinpointing the difficulties I encounter speaking the language, but I rarely manage to give a concise […]