September 19, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 11

Stories from the September 19, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

219 women offered bids at sorority rush

Greek-letter recruitment began last week as GW’s eight recognized sororities attempted to lure students to their organizations. Despite apprehensions by two sororities to start recruitment on the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Panhellenic Association, which oversees sororities on campus, saw a comparable turnout to previous years’, hosting 400 possible recruits. Panhellenic […]

Column: Exploring the class of 9/12

Over the last few years there has been much written about “the class of 9/11,” a title given to the recently graduated class of 2005 whose entrance into college coincided with that tragic day. The class of 9/11 seems an apt description for that particular generation of young Americans who have found themselves forever connected […]

700 pounds of meat highlight Greek festival

Traditional Greek music, dancing and 700 pounds of lamb highlighted the 45th annual Greek festival this weekend at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia Heights. “One of the things that makes a festival work is food,” said Bernie Thornberg, who oversaw the preparation of the classic Greek lamb dish sold at the […]

Pagans come out in full force at week’s festival

Pagan groups across the D.C. area spent the past week celebrating their different traditions and trying to get the word out about their faith. A week of events, including worship services, faith discussion sessions, drum circles, moon rituals and a healing and divination fair, culminated Saturday with the fifth annual Washington D.C. Pagan Pride Day […]

College Democrats, Republicans campaign in Virginia

This fall, more than 400 students in the College Democrats and College Republicans are scheduled to become foot soldiers for their respective candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The Nov. 8 governor election between Virginia’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Timothy Kaine and the state’s former attorney general, Republican Jerry Kilgore, has drawn GW students to the frontlines […]

Editorial: Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

SJT: businessman of the year The D.C. Chamber of Commerce named President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg “Businessman of the Year.” The perception of President Trachtenberg as a businessman does not often play well with local residents. An urban university with large real estate holdings and a small endowment, however, needs a leader with a great business […]

The old man and The Schenley: Sitting in the morning sun

It’s just after 9 a.m. on a Tuesday and the sun is shining, which is about all it takes to make Eddie Bieber happy. Wearing a scruffy pair of Reeboks, khaki shorts and – at least for the moment – a thin white t-shirt, the 93-year-old resident of The Schenley has been sitting on a […]

Katrina refugees say move to Armory is ‘will of God’

New Orleans native Charles Stewart sat on the steps of the D.C. Armory this past weekend, smoking a cigarette, wearing a crisp white Redskins jersey and expressing his thanks for being taken in by the District. “Since I got to D.C., I got the Holy Spirit inside of me. It makes you care about people,” […]

Death of two GW students may be solved

Police believe they have identified the murderer of two GW athletes who were killed in December 1988, FOX 5 reported. Alfredo Prieto, who has been on death row in California since 1992 for an unrelated killing, has been linked to the murders of GW baseball player Warren Fulton and soccer player Rachel Raver, FOX 5 […]