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.

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 […]

GW cuts free dorm newspaper program

If students want to read The Washington Post, they are going to have to pay for it. University administrators announced this week the GW Reads program, which has provided newspapers in residence halls for free since 1997, has been canceled due to budget constraints. “It was felt that there are many other avenues for newspaper […]

Eric Snyderman: In support of summer school

I take my pack off my shoulders and have a seat at a sidewalk table. Someone places a menu in front of me. After discovering that all of the items are written in a language beyond my understanding, I simply point out a dish at random. The meal is a pleasant surprise, as is the […]

A homeless migration to Foggy Bottom

On Monday afternoon, Willard Rocky Johnson stood at the intersection of 27th and K streets holding a sign that read, “I am homeless could you PLEASE help for food.” Balancing his cardboard message and a big McDonald’s soda cup, he approached drivers sitting in their cars waiting for the light to turn green. Most of […]

WEB EXTRA: Comedy for the people

Patton Oswalt is one of the hardest working comedians in America. He doesn’t make millions of dollars for a half-hour sketch show, and he doesn’t even bother with comedy clubs. In a decision similar to a rock band deciding there’s more to be gained from putting on their own tours, Patton Oswalt chose to bring […]