October 10, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 17

Stories from the October 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volunteers fare a tougher time than work-study students in getting into community service projects

Students receiving federal work-study grants are given priority over those who would like to work for free in some D.C. public school tutoring programs through GW’s Office of Community Service. Officials in the community service office said they are more accommodating to work-study students who are interested in both the Jumpstart and D.C. Reads programs […]

What’s the deal with … the Nintendo at Pita Pit?

How can you save yourself from waiting-line boredom and Princess Peach at the same time? Order something at Pita Pit. The Ivory Tower eatery keeps a Nintendo and monitor on its counter for customers to play the original “Super Mario Bros.” while they wait for their order. But it’s not all for the customers. “Over […]

Rain doesn’t spoil solar home exhibition on Mall

It may have been a cloudy, rainy day on the mall Saturday, but that did not keep a cluster of solar-powered homes between the Capitol and the Washington Monument from operating. For the past two weeks, 30 different teams from universities around the country and abroad have been assembling their portable, environmentally friendly homes on […]

Calendar

Monday Spirit carnival Take a break with the GW Spirit Program at a carnival featuring a ball pit with prizes hidden inside. Noon to 3 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by GW Spirit Program Tuesday The Faculty Lecture Series: Welcome to the Blogosphere: How Blogs are Changing Politics Assistant Professor Henry Farrell will discuss the political […]

Volleyball gets spiked in A-10

The GW volleyball team seems to thrive under pressure but still has trouble finishing when it counts. The Colonials made strong comeback attempts this past weekend in their efforts against Atlantic 10 rival Duquesne and newcomer Saint Louis but lost both matches 3-1. The Colonials salvaged one win in each match, pushing both to an […]

Former Lambda Chi president to serve in Iraq

Senior David Austin had a lot to look forward to as he entered his final year of college. He was finishing up a degree in engineering, leading as president of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and making plans for the future. But all of that had to be put on hold when he found out […]

Varsity roundup

Men’s soccer The GW men’s soccer team dropped two straight games in Ohio to extend their losing streak to four games. GW lost to Xavier 2-1 on Oct. 9. With the loss, the Colonials fall to 3-5-2 overall and 0-2 in the Atlantic 10. Sophomore Abimbola Pedro scored his first goal of the year in […]

EMeRG leaders say not getting requested SA funding will put ‘students’ lives at risk’

EMeRG leaders said they are caught in the middle of a political fight between the Student Association and GW administrators that could put students’ health at risk. For the last three years, the SA Senate has not given EMeRG, the student-run Emergencey Medical Response Group, the amount of money its members have initially requested. EMeRG […]

WEB EXTRA: Kendo club hosts tournament

The crack of dueling swords, emphatic stomps and primal yells known as kiai permeated the Lloyd Gym on the Mount Vernon Campus at a Kendo tournament this weekend. Despite being smaller in number and less experienced then teams in past years, students in the GW Kendo Club proved themselves at the first tournament they hosted […]

Hurricane-displaced students adjusting to life in D.C.

Law student Oliver Miller was working with other students on publishing a magazine in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina destroyed their work. Now he is taking classes at GW’s Law School and has decided to publish the magazine in the District, but with a different focus. “It’s a magazine with sad and funny hurricane stuff […]