October 31, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 23

Stories from the October 31, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Varsity roundup

M. Basketball The GW men’s basketball team will open the season in the top 25 of men’s college basketball. The Colonials were voted no. 24 in the USA Today coach’s poll released Oct. 27. The Associated Press poll, voted on by the media, will be released on Nov. 11, ahead of the Colonials’ preseason opener […]

Staff editorial: Do not raise the student fee

It’s a drama that is perennially rehashed and reframed. Registered student organizations come away from the Student Association allocations process disgruntled and disillusioned. Every organization feels entitled to more money than it receives, and the SA responds by requesting a student fee increase. Though some within the SA would argue otherwise, an increase in the […]

House committee approves $14.5 billion in student aid cuts

Congress came one step closer Wednesday to making the largest cuts ever to federal student aid programs, despite fierce opposition from Democratic lawmakers. The House Education and Workforce Committee voted 22-19 along party lines to approve a measure that would take roughly $14.5 billion from student aid programs as part of the committee’s budget reconciliation […]

Kyle Spector: Something happens here … and no one cares

You’ve met these three before. One is the girl from who-cares-where in the Northeast, so concerned with designer purses and ridiculous shoes (Uggs, pink rainboots, etc.) that she doesn’t have time to involve herself in anything of substance. Another, the guy who always wants to pick a fight with you because you accidentally looked at […]

Graduate entrance exam faces changes

By next October, the Graduate Record Exam will have completed its biggest makeover in 55 years. Students around the country take the Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, each year as they apply to graduate schools. Admissions officials use scores from the test to predict how applicants may perform in graduate school. Based on data gathered […]

Michael Barnett: Inside our (Web) pages: Here’s blogging at you

College newspapers are rarely on the cutting edge of journalism. Innovations are introduced at major publications, and eventually trickle down to the college scene. So it is with blogs, the medium first pioneered by closet extroverts that has proliferated on the Web sites of media outlets hoping to attract more online readers. In our own […]

Administrators target marketing of drinking games

Beer companies promoting drinking games have recently been accused by college administrators of targeting college students and marketing the dangerous and potentially fatal habit of binge drinking. According to a recently released study, out of a surveyed 6000 students, 50 to 80 percent of college students play drinking games. “Drinking games are so popular because […]

Trick-or-treat with Trachtenberg

Another trick-or-treating destination is an Embassy Row neighbor – the home of University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. With a few neighborhood children and about 10 GW students stopping by each year, trick-or-treating traffic at the Trachtenbergs isn’t normally very heavy. “We have a couple of buckets of candy bars,” Trachtenberg said. “You know, the mini […]