August 30, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 4

Stories from the August 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s the deal with… GW’s late start this fall?

Back in early April, junior Ted Lynch and his father bought two plane tickets from St. Louis to D.C. for Saturday, Aug. 26 – the day Lynch planned to move into his new dorm room. Lynch said that when he bought the ticket he didn’t give the date a second thought, since the last Saturday […]

GW standouts work toward career in pros

If the mark of a big-time Division I program is its ability to produce NBA-caliber players, GW never quite made the cut – until now. Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock could become the first GW alumni in the NBA since Yinka Dare’s last season in 1998. Although they are not guaranteed playing time or […]

Students take atypical trips

Forget backpacking across Europe. These globetrotting students learned about their field of study and got their hands dirty. From working at a women’s clinic in Thailand to digging up ancient artifacts in Israel, these four students had anything but typical summer travel experiences. Hibben Silvo – junior, biological anthropology Junior Hibben Silvo spent three weeks […]

Women to face UMD

The GW women’s basketball team has a tradition of playing strong out-of-conference opponents , and this season is no exception. The highlight of the squad’s 2006-2007 schedule is a match up with defending national champion Maryland in College Park, Md. GW coach Joe McKeown said he would like to make the game with Maryland an […]

Training for the long run

By 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings this summer, junior Katie Bolton was passed out on her couch. But she wasn’t exhausted from a night of wild partying – she was tired from already completing a 15-mile run that morning. Bolton is part of a team of runners who have woken up for 6 a.m. runs […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball GW graduates Dan Pfau and Derrick Lutz were drafted in the MLB’s first-year player draft. Pfau was picked up by the Washington Nationals and Lutz by the Cincinnati Reds. Josh Wilkie signed a free agent contract with the Nationals. Volleyball After two dismal seasons, the volleyball squad opened the season with a 3-1 victory […]

Common to perform at Fall Fest

Hip-hop artist Common will headline the annual Fall Fest concert September 9, said Program Board’s Concerts Chair Zach Pentel. Common has toured with rapper Kanye West, a headliner of Spring Fling in 2004. Last year’s Fall Fest main act was Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The annual Program Board-sponsored festival caps off Welcome Week […]

Google offers books

As students gear up for class, they might want to know about their electronic options. Students across the country have chosen to utilize online databases of texts, including Google Book Search. In November 2005 Google’s ever-growing database of books went live for anyone with an Internet connection to search the content of millions of books. […]

Men to travel to California

The GW men’s basketball team will face teams from the Big East, Mountain West, Pacific 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference during the upcoming season. The Colonials, who made the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, have a schedule highlighted by games with Providence in Rhode Island, University of Southern California in Anaheim and […]

Brendan Polmer: Hostels, Heineken and hash

I wouldn’t really consider myself to be a super-experienced traveler, but this summer I was given the opportunity (OK, the money) to spend the month of August backpacking around Europe. And yes, of course, I went to Amsterdam. There seems to be a lot of hype about this infamous city in the Netherlands, considered perhaps […]