Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Girls of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

by Amy Rhodin
Arts Editor

We're putting the spotlight on Forbidden Planet Productions, the student theatre group gearing up for next month's Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Struggling for space

by Caroline Coppel

Asked to describe the most recent audition for The GW Vibes, Erica Manoatl only needed two words: slightly chaotic.

Staff Editorial: Steps for studying abroad

Imagine you are volunteering in a foreign country, teaching English to young children. One day, members of the military come and arrest you, and three days later, you are deported.

From receSs to rap

by Megan Friend
Hatchet Reporter

For students of theatre and sociology, the world of rap music may not seem like the next step after graduation. For GW alum Travis Helwig, it is just another part of his creative process.

Staff Editorial: Foggy Bottom headache

The Foggy Bottom Association has yet another opportunity to change their relations with the University.

Greek leaders: Never a better time to go Greek

by Sarah Sutton and Chas Pressner

Combining all that this University and Washington D.C. have to offer, GW is home to a unique Greek-letter community.

Alex Shoucair: Stop the study abroad scam

by Alex Shoucair
Hatchet Columnist

For those that study abroad, the unfairness of the school's study abroad tuition policies are particularly egregious.

$5 - $10 - $20: A weekly entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: Save your money and head out to the Adams Morgan Day Festival on Sept. 13. Highlights include live music, food, and a dance plaza. FREE If you have $10: Dance the night away on Sept. 12 at the Black Cat. The club is hosting its classic Mousetrap event, and they'll play a wide selection of Britpop tunes.

Letter to the Editor

Professor helps pioneer field of fat studies

by Caitie Daw
Hatchet Reporter

A GW professor is making waves in an emerging field you may not know existed - fat studies.

Cartoon: A Kingston-sized meltdown

by Brian Tratner

Crime Log

by Amy D'Onofrio

Men's soccer dominates UDC

by Zack Friendly
Hatchet Reporter

After a win and a loss in his team's first two games of the season last week, GW men's soccer head coach George Lidster said the Colonials needed to take advantage of more of their scoring chances.

Sports in Brief

Women's soccer falls to Georgetown

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Reporter

For the first 39 minutes of the GW women's soccer team's game against Georgetown Wednesday, the Colonials' defense remained solid, pressuring Hoya forwards and generally limiting their scoring chances.

Volleyball swept in Minneapolis tournament

by Saira Thadani
Hatchet Reporter

The good news for women's volleyball senior Abby Syverson was that last weekend's trip to the Diet Coke Classic served as a homecoming for the Minneapolis native. The bad news was that her team dropped all three of its matches in the event.

Howard students voice aid, housing concerns

by Amy D'Onofrio

Students at Howard University have been protesting against University officials since last Friday, airing grievances regarding housing and financial aid.

Alumnus nabs White House job

by Brittany DibbleHatchet Reporter

Alumnus and Lt. Col. Rob Lyman is one of 15 individuals appointed to the most recent class of White House Fellows, the White House has announced.

Campus Calendar

Interning for Obama

by Michelle Brown
Hatchet Reporter

Five GW students scored the Holy Grail of internships this semester after being selected for the Fall 2009 White House Intern Program.

Administrators consider sustainable fund

by Emily Cahn

The Office of Sustainability is considering starting a fund to ensure funding for eco-friendly projects, officials said earlier this month.

Snapshot: Auditions

Dozens of flu cases reported

by Emily Cahn

More than 35 students have reported having flu-like symptoms in the last one and a half days and preparations to combat the spread of sickness are escalating, University officials said Wednesday.

Law school applications rise 7 percent

by Matt Rist

The GW Law School saw a 7 percent increase in applications for this year's class and administrators say the increase could be due to tougher economic times, a law school administrator said Tuesday.

School gets presidential pep talk

by Gabrielle Bluestone

School Without Walls students received a unique back-to-school pep talk Tuesday from an Obama cabinet member as part of an initiative that saw government officials visit schools across the nation Tuesday.

Detained: Three days in Ethiopia

by Hadas Gold and Tamara El Waylly
Hatchet Staff Writers

As senior Emma McCormick lay on her bed in eastern Ethiopia, where she and six other GW students were volunteering for the summer, she heard a knock at the gate. Greeting her were men with assault rifles.

Foggy Bottom Association loses campus plan appeal

by Gabrielle Bluestone

The Foggy Bottom Association lost a two-year appeal of GW's 20-year campus plan last week, but succeeded in challenging the method the University uses to count the number of students using the Foggy Bottom campus.

Ex-ambassador speaks at ESIA

by Charles Pulliam
Hatchet Reporter

A former Chinese ambassador to the United Nations hopes for a world where the U.S. and China can be allies, the diplomat said at an Elliott School event Tuesday afternoon.

MPD arrests student in Kogan for drug possession

by Gabrielle Bluestone

A GW student was arrested last week after University Police Department officers responded to reports of a group of males smoking marijuana in Kogan Plaza.

SA confirms new senators, defeats structural bill in first meeting

by Madeleine Morgenstern

The first Tuesday meeting of the Student Association Senate kicked off with confirmation votes to fill several senate vacancies, the rejection of one bill, and passage of another. The failed bill, sponsored by Committee Chairs Jamie Baker (CPS-G) and Erik Ashida (CCAS-U), would have added three positions to the SA Executive Branch.