October 20, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 20

Stories from the October 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Curtis Whatley: Honking the horn of anonymity

Nothing is more irritating than D.C. motorists who insist on honking their horn every chance they get. I have lost count of how many times a blaring horn rudely interrupted my sleep or unmercifully squashed my good mood. One night, I finally had enough when a bus driver thought it was necessary to relentlessly honk […]

The long way home: Students move far from Foggy Bottom

Although it had been about eight years since he last rode a bike, senior Dave Lipschutz spent his summer at home perfecting his peddling skills – not for a marathon or for a mountain biking trail, but in preparation for his commute. This year he moved from Foggy Bottom to a townhouse at 15th and […]

Former Hatchet editor in chief Paul Connolly: Remembering Phil Robbins

Alumni of GW’s journalism program and of this newspaper lost their friend and mentor Phil Robbins last week. Robbins, professor emeritus and former chairman of the journalism department, died Oct. 13 at his home in Elkton, Md., of pancreatic cancer. Robbins joined the journalism faculty in 1971 and became chairman in 1973 until his retirement […]

Colonial Army gets 200 more seats

After selling its initial allocation of 800 seats in less than one day, the Colonial Army will receive an additional allocation of 200 seats in the Smith Center for basketball games. The organization, which is devoted solely to the basketball program, will offer “Colonial Army Gold Club Memberships.” These memberships will be coupled with a […]

Letters to the editor

Hezbollah not so nice I was a little disappointed with Geoff Bendeck’s column, “GW Expat: Face to Face with Hezbollah.” While I do not understand how study abroad status makes him an expat, it is not so important to me. What I am concerned with are his analysis and assessments, which I believe to be […]

Volleyball tops crosstown foe

The volleyball team earned city bragging rights Tuesday by rallying to topple Georgetown at the Hoyas’ McDonough Gymnasium. It was the team’s third straight win. GW dropped the first game 28-30 despite their late offensive surge before taking the next three games 31-29, 30-23 and 30-22 over two hours and two minutes. “It doesn’t matter […]

DJ’s Fastbreak overcharged students without their knowledge

The University has forced DJ’s Fastbreak, a popular on-campus eatery, to stop charging customers a fee for using Colonial Cash, a GW official said Tuesday. The counter-service restaurant located at 22nd and G streets has been adding a five-cent surcharge on all Colonial Cash purchases for at least a month, and possibly as many as […]

Alumni make noise in October

With the New York Yankees’ exit in the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs, no GW alumni will be taking the field the rest of October. Despite the loss, two GW graduates are still making news in the baseball world. Sam Perlozzo was named manager of the Baltimore Orioles Oct. 12. Perlozzo was […]

A-List Anchor: Jon Stewart joins the Boston Pops for Colonials Weekend

The last time Jon Stewart was on campus, it was Colonials weekend – and the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” certainly shook up GW’s political climate. His appearance on Crossfire, in which he accused the hosts of the show of “hurting America,” caused CNN to rethink the mission of the program, ultimately canceling […]