June 15, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 3

Stories from the June 15, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Roommate search: Finding the right one

When then-incoming freshman Sam Buchbinder called his assigned roommate, Chad Harlan, last summer, both students were concerned at the end of their 10-minute conversation. “I thought he was one of the weirdest kids I’d ever talked to,” Buchbinder said of Harlan. “I wanted to talk to him about what he wanted to major in and […]

“What’s the deal with …” CI Cabinet fashion?

They all smile. They all give directions around campus. They all clap and cheer during the laser light show. And they all match. Ever wonder what the deal is with what the Colonial Inauguration Cabinet members are wearing? Assistant director for orientation Renee Clement Baldwin said it’s important for the cabinet members to have standard […]

Chicago hosts hopefuls

Editor’s note: The following article was posted on The Hatchet’s Web site in early June as part of its coverage of the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago. The draft takes place (or took place, depending on when this is read) June 28. CHICAGO – The Solheim Center is just as unassuming as it is important. […]

Varsity Sports Guide

Fall Season Soccer The men’s and women’s soccer squads play at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, just a short shuttle ride up the Whitehurst Freeway. The men’s team won the Atlantic 10 title last year and beat the University of North Carolina to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Junior sweeper Ben […]

Professional sports fans revel in D.C.

Washington, D.C., professional sports went through its version of the Dark Ages from 1999 through 2004. The District had been devoid of a baseball team since 1971, and more recently, all the beltway teams struggled to even break .500 as the playoffs became a memory of years past. Professional sports in the nation’s capital was […]

Thurston fire leads to review of hall’s safety

More than three months after a fire charred a ninth-floor room in Thurston Hall and left a freshman badly burned, the University is still evaluating a response to ensure safety in the building. Sophomore Kevin McLaughlin awoke early March 22 to a fire engulfing his room. Hundreds of students packed the stairways and scrambled out […]

News Briefs

‘Crossfire’ ends run at GW Incoming freshmen and their families excited to see the famed screaming matches on CNN’s “Crossfire” will be disappointed after the show’s recent cancellation leaves a void in one of Colonial Inauguration’s must-see events. The show, one of cable television’s longest-running programs and the first debate show of its kind, made […]

Ten tips for a useful CI

Colonial Inauguration is GW’s jam-packed freshman orientation for the class of 2009. With almost 40 events planned over a three-day schedule, the CI Web site asks “Fact or fiction: It doesn’t matter if I skip CI events.” The site says fiction, but The Hatchet says fact. This is The Hatchet’s top-10 tips on what to […]

Column: Escape from fantasy land

Before you even arrive at GW, you were bombarded with acronyms, dichotomies and inconsistencies. You are told that “Something happens here,” but when you arrive at Colonial Inauguration to the singing and dancing Colonial Cabinet, you wonder if this is what happens here, and if so, what the hell are you doing here? You couldn’t […]

The best of the crime report

Each week, The Hatchet meets with University Police officials and compiles a crime log listing student crimes and misdemeanors that UPD and other authorities respond to throughout the week. Some are bizarre, others serious – perhaps you’ll make it in the log as the freshman who entered Thurston covered in vomit. To introduce new students […]