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.

Volleyball wins one on the road

Starting the season on the road is always hard for a team. Competing away from home against top-level opponents is part of the college volleyball world, head coach Jojit Coronel said. The Colonials have not been able to adjust in past years and before this weekend at the State Farm Bearcat Invitational, it looked like […]

Men top GMU in Va.

FAIRFAX, Va. – As the sky darkened and the lights glared, the men’s soccer team took the field in front of 383 energetic fans at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va. The Colonials continued their strong play and stayed undefeated with a 2-1 victory over George Mason, in the first of two evening games GW […]

Column: History, glory only miles away at Camden

BALTIMORE – At some point during my schooling I learned that that history cannot be written less than two decades after the fact. Certainly, 13 years is certainly out of the question. Maybe it was luck, or maybe those pesky teachers were wrong, but since 1992, Camden Yards has hosted more than its fair share […]

Crowded field readies for mayoral race

Even though the city’s Democratic primary is a year away, the D.C. mayoral race is already heating up. Five candidates, from City Council members to a corporate executive, have registered to compete for the District’s top office. Current Mayor Anthony Williams, who is in his second term, has not yet announced whether he will run. […]

Leaders discuss D.C.’s emergency preparedness

Four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York, and weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, D.C. officials are questioning whether the city is adequately prepared for emergencies or disasters. Local leaders held a panel discussion downtown Thursday focusing on procedures already in place in case of an emergency […]

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 […]