April 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 54

Stories from the April 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: 200 left on housing wait list

A few hundred students are still without housing assignments for next year and may not get an answer until the end of the semester, University Campus Housing Director Seth Weinshel said. There are still about 200 students left on the guaranteed and non-guaranteed waitlists combined, Weinshel said in an interview. Students selected housing more than […]

WEB UPDATE: Thorpe wins SA presidency; Lasky wins EVP

Posted Thursday, April 6, 10:30 p.m. Updated Friday, April 7, 12:50 a.m. Juniors Lamar Thorpe and Josh Lasky will be next year’s Student Association president and executive vice president, the Joint Elections Committee announced Thursday night in the Marvin Center. Thorpe beat junior Morgan Corr for the SA’s top post by 186 votes, while Lasky […]

Pitching key in wins over Mason

One of the key aspects in winning softball games is also one of the hardest to come by: strong pitching. The GW softball team has found pitching to be one of its strengths this season, something that was proven Wednesday night when the team shut out George Mason 5-0 and 1-0 in a home doubleheader. […]

Corr: A look behind the glasses

It is 9:10 on a Tuesday night. A handful of GW students are hurrying into a conference room tucked away on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center. Already present in the room is a student waiting expectantly behind freckles and black-rimmed glasses. Cool and collected, junior Morgan Corr raises the gavel and calls the […]

Staff Editorial: The good and bad of President Trachtenberg

Looking back on University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s legacy after 18 years at the helm of The George Washington University will inevitably invoke nostalgia, fondness and anger – depending on whom you ask. He has been here too long to simply go down in history as a good or bad president. Trachtenberg’s time here is […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball Freshman Justin Prinstein threw three scoreless innings in his first collegiate victory in a 10-2 trampling of Delaware State at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va. The Colonials (8-20) got a three-run homerun in the first inning from sophomore Charlie Kruer in addition to a homerun in the in the bottom of the third from […]

From demo tapes to downloads

Record companies beware: the Internet is taking over. Kids in garage bands across America are logging on to MySpace.com, one of the biggest destinations in the do-it-yourself industry. Once a haven for self-absorbed teenagers taking pictures of themselves at weird angles (“MySpace: The Movie” is a favorite on YouTube.com), MySpace now has a rich and […]

Dick Wolfsie: The Art of humor

Authors note: As I write this, Art Buchwald is in a hospice in Washington, D.C. He wants to spend his final days with friends and family. This is my memory of the one time our paths crossed. From my very first day of college in September of 1965 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., […]

SA Notes

Thorpe and Lasky team up for runoff Student Association presidential candidate Lamar Thorpe has joined with executive vice presidential candidate Josh Lasky for this week’s runoff election. The union of the two juniors was announced early this week. Lasky, formerly of the GWUnited slate, ran with SA presidential candidate Elliot Rozenberg, a sophomore who came […]

Ben Lee, Aqualung to play Fountain Day

Indie rockers Ben Lee and Aqualung are performing at Mount Vernon’s annual spring Fountain Day, according to Lee’s Web site. Aqualung’s Web site has not yet announced the concert. The Mount Vernon Programming Council’s Web site has yet to announce the concert. Sophomore Jenna Meier, of the Programming Council’s office, could neither confirm nor deny […]