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.

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 […]

“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 […]