September 8, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 8

Stories from the September 8, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Soul-ful solo singer: Mike Doughty

Throughout the 1990s, Soul Coughing went against the popular “less-is-more” stage presence of their mope-rocking contemporaries. Instead, they brought loud, rambunctious and interactive live shows to the concert-going masses. After splitting up, bandleader Mike Doughty continued his crusade on a smaller scale, touring the country with nothing more than an acoustic guitar to accompany his […]

Yawn if you love Othello

A good reason to attend a classic performance, such as Shakespeare’s Othello, is to experience some culture. After all, college students should occasionally expand their weekend festivities beyond drinking Natty Light. Yet, choose wisely – just because a performance has achieved the distinction of “cultured” doesn’t mean it can’t also put you to sleep. The […]

Dot-com businesses provide services

Ever get the late-night munchies? Hate doing laundry? Wouldn’t it be nice to have bottled water delivered directly to your door? The rise of campus businesses started by GW students has landed four dot-com college companies on campus. Soapy Joe’s and Campus Snacks launched four years ago while Varsity Drinks is entering its third year […]

D.C. launches bus service

Forget trying to hail a cab and spending up to $20 to get around. Students interested in traveling to popular destinations in downtown D.C. will have the opportunity to use a new bus system this semester. The D.C. Circulator, a sleek-looking bus that takes its riders to Washington’s premier cultural, shopping, dining and business destinations, […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/5 – International House – 9:45 p.m. – case closed A female student stated that a resident on her floor brought drug paraphernalia into her room while she was not home, and then the subject came back to the room numerous times the next day to retrieve his property. University Police was […]

Nats Notes

Wild card update With October play a possibility, Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Stadium would see playoff baseball for the first time ever. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Nationals were two and a half games back of the Houston Astros for the National League’s wild card spot. The Florida Marlins, who are only one game back, […]

College Boxes accessed students’ rooms

While it may have be convenient for students to have summer storage boxes delivered directly to their rooms before they moved in, some are questioning why a private company was allowed access into strictly guarded dorms. College Boxes, a summer storage company, had access into dorm rooms before the student move-in period that began Aug […]

Athletes cheering each other

Remember all of the Hollywood flicks that depict groups of jocks congregated in leather letterman jackets? Art mimicks reality as athletes are well-known for their tendency to associate with one another, with collegiate athletes being no exceptions. While some GW sports programs, such as men’s basketball, have passionate and established fan bases, less popular programs […]

University readies for Social Security number phase-out

Students may be assigned randomly generated identification numbers as early as January as part of GW’s plan for a campus-wide reduction of the use of Social Security numbers as a means of identification. University officials said the project, which has been in the works for several years, will be completed by July 2006, enabling students […]