September 7, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 6

Stories from the September 7, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

State Plaza Hotel impedes unionization

A Foggy Bottom hotel GW recommends to parents visiting campus was charged with violating federal labor laws Aug. 25. The State Plaza Hotel located on F Street between 21st and 22nd streets was found guilty of coercing employees to oppose its workers’ recent unionization attempt. According to court documents, the State Plaza management fired the […]

Common to rock Fall Fest

For many students, the freshman convocation signifies a formal entrance into the GW community. While perhaps much less of an official or traditional welcome to GW, the University’s annual Fall Fest, or concert on the quad, is also an important, albeit different, major college experience for incoming students. Fall Fest 2006 kicks off Saturday, Sept. […]

WEB EXTRA: Pop-punk marathon hits 9:30 Club

On Sept. 5, the 9:30 Club hosted a pop-punk marathon of five bands from across the country. As the first band, All Time Low, took the stage, a wave of scantily clad teenage girls and spiky-haired teenage boys rushed toward the stage and packed each other as tightly as possible against the rail. All Time […]

Pinnock, Hall officially with NBA squads

Two former GW basketball players finalized agreements with NBA teams Wednesday. The Washington Wizards invited former forward Mike Hall to its training camp, and Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock inked a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Wizards, who held workouts with Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Omar Williams, invited Hall to its training camp, which begins Oct. […]

WEB EXTRA: The Protector: A martial arts virtuoso

Don’t bother eating at the Thai Place this weekend. Instead, head to Georgetown and catch a screening of Tony Jaa’s “The Protector” for a different kind of Thai experience. If you’re not familiar with Tony Jaa, you will be soon. He’ll be Kung Fu’s next big thing, and although he lacks the comedic chops of […]

Variety leads team

It’s fitting that in the nation’s capital the women’s soccer team’s captains are not chosen by the coach, but through the democratic process of a team vote. The Colonials voted senior Shari Taylor, junior Nicole Trickett and sophomore Kerry Philbin as the three captains for this season. The team does not seem to think that […]

Staff Editorial: Use paper funds wisely

After years of operation, the University discontinued the GW Reads program, which provides free copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today in residence halls. While the student knee-jerk reaction to this decision may be negative, this decision provides the opportunity to better allocate University funds to enrich students. The unusually […]

Two-by-two, volleyball improves

In everyday life, the number two is rarely important. A pair of points on a test, in most cases, has little effect. Dropping two pounds goes largely unnoticed. If a professor assigns two pages of reading, most students consider it a night off. Jojit Coronel, the eighth-year head coach of the volleyball team, made the […]

Stephan Miller: The good times are far from rollin’

If I hear Louis Armstrong’s “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?” play on the radio or in the background of some documentary one more time, I might vomit all over myself. Almost two weeks ago passed the one-year anniversary of the landfall of that home-wrecking bitch, hurricane Katrina. If you were […]