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.

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 […]

“What’s the deal with” … slutty Halloween costumes?

A nurse. A French maid. A Catholic schoolgirl. A bunny. It’s not what you put on that makes these costumes. It’s what you take off. These costume concepts, which are often accompanied with the pre-fixes “slutty” or “sexy,” are some of the most popular on college campuses. Why? Because Halloween is the one time a […]

The ghost trackers

Who are you going to call? Try a ghost watcher. The D.C. Metro Area Ghost Watchers is a volunteer organization, founded in 2002, that provides free ghost-hunting services to clients. Ghost watchers travel to suspected haunted sites and use scientific equipment to determine if there is a ghostly presence, said Lawana Holland, the group’s historian […]

Loss hurts men’s soccer’s A-10 tourney chances

Carrying an Atlantic 10 Conference record of 1-4-1 going into the weekend, the GW men’s soccer team knew it probably had to win its three remaining games to successfully defend its A-10 championship. After a 2-0 upset over Saint Louis on Oct. 28, it appeared as if the Colonials could pull it off, but a […]

Students volunteer to entertain children at Kidsfest

About 30 children filled the Hippodrome Saturday dressed as Spider Man, Disney characters and ninjas to celebrate Halloween a few days early with student-volunteers. Kidsfest, an annual Halloween party hosted by GW’s Neighbors Project, a community service group on campus and the Residence Hall Association, allowed youngsters throughout the D.C. area to make costume masks, […]

Adam Conner: Fake White House scandal much better than reality

It was a bad week for the Bartlett White House. It was a far worse week for the Bush White House. Last Sunday, on television’s “The West Wing,” Martin Sheen, also known as President Barlett, found his White House in disarray after his senior advisor admitted to being a high-profile national security leak and was […]

Extra! Extra! GW students to appear in ‘The Visiting’

When students are at the movies watching “The Visiting,” being filmed on campus this month, they might not only see Nicole Kidman, but also some of their fellow students. More than a dozen students have been cast as extras for the filming of the science fiction movie starring Kidman, said junior Adam Linet, who was […]

Volleyball falls in Philly

The volleyball team did not receive much affection from the City of Brotherly Love. Both La Salle and Temple swept the Colonials on their weekend road trip to Philadelphia. The pair of losses, combined with a defeat at the hands of Atlantic 10 newcomer Charlotte, followed a three-game winning streak for the Colonials (10-15, 3-8 […]