October 27, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 22

Stories from the October 27, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rolling out the red carpet for Steve Martin

The red carpet lining the Kennedy Center’s Hall of Nations looked like a Hollywood red carpet, paparazzi and all, on Sunday night. Photographers angled for a view, and autograph-seekers squirmed through the crowd as limo after limo arrived, each bearing a new celebrity – perhaps Tom Hanks, Larry David or Queen Latifah – to be […]

Greek Briefs

Late start for Sigma Chi The colonization of the Sigma Chi fraternity has been delayed until spring 2006, rather than this fall as originally planned. Earlier this month, the University invited Sigma Chi to begin the colonization process by recruiting members on campus. Since then, a handful of students have expressed interest in being founding […]

George Mason U. recommends charges against antiwar activist be dropped

George Mason University recommended late last week that all charges be dropped against a student arrested during a protest against on-campus military recruiters. Tariq Khan, a student at the university, had made a habit of standing near the military recruiters in the school’s student center while handing out anti-recruitment pamphlets to anyone who was interested. […]

The Bar Belle: Forrest Inn

Forrest Inn 5849 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Va. It’s midway through the semester and the only thing hurting more than my liver is my bank account. These $10 martinis have been great, but there’s a time and a place for them. There’s also a time and a place for getting drunk for cheap without any pre-gaming […]

SJT gives astronaut alumnus award

GW alumnus and NASA astronaut Charlie Camarda, who has logged more than 333 total hours in space, shared his recent experiences aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery with students and faculty during a speech Tuesday night. About 70 students and guests attended the event in the Elliott School of International Affairs building to hear Camarda’s first-hand […]

Jake Sherman: Dress code drama

Picture this: You graduate GW with a bachelor’s degree and head out into the real world. Foggy Bottom is a distant memory of drunken stupors, late nights at Pizza Italia and Lulus excursions. All of the job applications are in and it is now interview time. Ten interviews later you get a job. After the […]

GW’s Internet and politics center wins worldwide honor

GW’s Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, a research component of the Graduate School of Political Management, was recently recognized by a worldwide organization as one of the top 10 groups changing the world of Internet and politics. Of the 10 award recipients, IPDI is the only academic institution and is one of only […]

Tyler Hahn: Cultists on our campus

The cultists are at our door and they make no attempt to hide themselves. They stand on the sidewalk distributing pamphlets and booklets with such titles as “Soldiers of Satan” and “Earth’s Next Fifty Years.” They are the recruiters and propagators of the conspiracies, hate and demagoguery of Lyndon LaRouche. Beware. The LaRouchites draw in […]

$5 – $10 – $20

If you have $5 And you’re looking for a Halloween party with a costume contest and cheap beer, Continental is the place to go. On North Moore Street in Arlington, Va., the bar will have $3 drink specials and pool starting at happy hour, which goes from 6 to 9 p.m. The costume contest will […]

Men in drag race through Dupont

Dupont Circle’s 17th Street flooded with cross-dressers and spectators Tuesday night as more than 30 drag queens came out despite the cold and drizzly weather to participate in an October tradition. D.C.’s annual High Heel Race takes place each year on the Tuesday night before Halloween, allowing men to dress in short skirts and strap […]