September 18, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 9

Stories from the September 18, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Stine Dahlberg: Let us have some space

My last so-called home in Leeds, U.K. had missing floorboards that my crafty housemates and I fixed with duct tape and ripped-up newspaper pages. My European student accommodation before that had a bathroom so small that the shower was actually right above the toilet. Why I would prefer to live in any of these places […]

Students attend hearing

About 40 students wearing buff and blue pins reading “Grow Up, Not Out” – the University’s catchphrase for proposed development – traveled downtown Thursday night to attend a D.C. zoning hearing to support the University’s proposed 20-year Campus Plan. Campaign GW, a group founded by last year’s Student Association administration, bussed the students from campus […]

Week in Review Slideshow

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D.C. holds gun buy-back

Steve Meima left his home in Montgomery County, Md., for Southeast D.C. Saturday afternoon, toting two kids and a few guns. Meima, who goes hunting and skeet-shooting, is one of many D.C.-area residents who sold back their firearms to the Metropolitan Police Department Saturday. Funded by a D.C. Council emergency resolution in July to fight […]

Grocery may get GWorld

The Trader Joe’s specialty grocery store that opened this month near the Foggy Bottom campus may be accepting Colonial Cash, according to Nancy Haaga, director of Campus Support Services. Many students have walked to the 2425 L St. store in the past two weeks since District Market downsized into a convenience store this fall. “We […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonial Army loses privileges, Colonial Invasion axed

Posted Monday, Sept. 18, 6:00 p.m. The Colonial Army will not receive preferential seating and Colonial Invasion will not take place this basketball season, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. The University will likely release lower section tickets to students one business day before the game, Kvancz said. Those who do not receive a ticket […]

Weekly check up: Condoms and oral sex

Most sexually active students know the potential consequences of not using a condom when having sex – possible pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS – but when it comes to oral sex, it seems the condom consideration is often left out. Whether it’s that the rubber protection is unappealing or it’s just […]

Defense in the District

On the same street where today’s soldiers nurse their battle wounds in Northwest Washington, a series of simple white stones stand guard over the ghosts of the soldiers from another era. Just blocks away from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C., and only about five miles away from GW’s campus, lies Fort Stevens from […]

Facebook’s developers look forward

“I check it, like, 7000 times a day . mainly to stalk people,” said 17-year-old Brianna Russo. “Yeah, I check my email, and go on Facebook,” added Kristen Warn, 18, who also uses the popular internet site to “stalk people.” The University of Maryland freshmen laughed as they described their obsessive relationship with, a […]

Wireless may soon be all the ‘rave’

In a handful of campuses across the country, students’ cell phones are blowin’ up – not with calls from their friends, but with text messages from professors. A new technology known as Rave Wireless allows students to stay in touch with campus information through their cell phones. With Rave, students can get text messages from […]