December 1, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 30

Stories from the December 1, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped student

IF you have $5 ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, which is most prominently signified by the most famous of all Christmas trees. But since the tree at Rockefeller Center is a little too far away, head on down to the Ellipse for a glimpse of the National Christmas Tree, which will be lit Thursday […]

XBox 360 hits store shelves

The latest advancement in video game technology has arrived, but college students may have a tough time getting their hands on it. On Nov. 22, Microsoft released the Xbox 360 gaming console to enormous international fanfare. Many stores opened their doors at midnight the day of the release to distribute the first editions to customers […]

Hobbs: Akingbade to redshirt

Men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs confirmed Wednesday that senior Dokun Akingbade will redshirt this season. “I think it’s in his best interest and our best interest as a program to redshirt him because when we look out at our team next year we don’t have any experience coming back at that position,” Hobbs said after […]

December concert schedule

12/3 Dark Star Orchestra – 9:30 Club – $25 12/6 Sinead O’Conner w/ Sly & Robbie – 9:30 Club – $40 American Analog Set – Black Cat – $10 Bonnie Raitt w/ Marc Brossard – D.A.R. Constitution Hall – $45 12/8 The Sunday Mail – Staccato Lounge Pretty Girls Make Graves – Black Cat – […]

Va. man convicted of conspiring with Al Qaeda

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 24, was convicted in late November on nine counts of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Among these were conspiracy to hijack a plane and conspiring to assassinate President George W. Bush. The case has serious implications in the legal sector of the U.S government’s anti-terror measures, as it provides a […]

Staff editorial: Darfur divestment contingent on action

The ongoing genocide in the Sudanese province of Darfur continues to be one of the worst atrocities presently facing humankind, while engendering little more than apathy from the world community. Aiding the genocide are multinational corporations continuing to operate in Sudan that inadvertently contribute to the Sudanese government’s sponsorship of militias responsible for the death […]

SA Notes

Coach service brings more than 200 students to Dulles The Student Association unveiled the Colonial Coach shuttle service Nov. 22 and 23, transporting about 220 students from the Foggy Bottom campus to Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The bus service, still in its trial stages, may be expanded for the December winter break with increased […]

Congress to finalize $14.3B in student aid cuts

Student activists are mobilizing to put a last minute stop to billions of dollars in student aid cuts after a pair of mixed votes in Congress last week. On Nov. 22, the House of Representatives voted to reject a major higher education spending bill that would haven frozen financial aid at 2005 levels, a surprising […]

Greek Briefs

Panhellenic Association votes to expand The Panhellenic Association, the group governing sororities, voted last month to expand the number of recognized chapters on campus from eight to nine. The announcement came as the Interfraternity Council, the fraternity oversight body on campus, invited both Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order to GW. “We feel that another […]