September 21, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 10

Stories from the September 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Progressive student groups oppose drug legislation

Members of a national progressive student organization with a GW chapter want to repeal a federal law that prohibits students with a criminal drug history of being eligible for financial aid. According to a section of the Higher Education Act, legislation creating federal grant and loan programs for colleges and universities, students who have a […]

Ryan Holeywell: Simple is smart; complicated is not

I couldn’t help but notice the irony earlier this month when, the same weekend I was furiously studying dozens of bizarre, unfamiliar vocabulary words for the GRE, I had also been assigned reread one of my favorites for class, William Strunk and E.B. White’s “Elements of Style.” The thesis of the decades-old book is that […]

University to eliminate Hippodrome arcade

To accommodate more seating for the WOW Caf? and Wingery set to be in the Hippodrome, the University is eliminating the video games and ping-pong tables in the arcade area. The Southwest-style wing restaurant was originally slated to open by Sept. 5 with the rest of the new Marvin Center dining venues. It is delayed […]

Facebook, Chase Bank offer free bike taxi rides

Facebook and Chase Bank are offering free bike-taxi rides for students to promote their joint credit card. Blue three-wheeled bicycle carts parked outside the Marvin Center are offering rides from C Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street to 25th Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday this week. Reading “log on […]

Staff Editorial: Drop the tickets, keep the spirit

Our View: Despite the Colonial Army’s loss of ticket benefits, the group can still maintain a strong presence on the GW sports scene. Colonial Army, the spirit group that dominated the attendance of men’s basketball games last season, will no longer have access to tickets before the rest of the student said Director of Athletics […]

GW summer student abducted in Maine, escaped

A former GW student’s parents allegedly bound and kidnapped her in Maine last week and planned to force her have an abortion, a police officer said. Katelyn Kampf left Boston College last year after her parents, Nicholas and Lola Kampf, became aware of her relationship with a man now in jail, the Boston Globe reported […]

Ludacris defies stereotypes in D.C.

When my editor called me Thursday night with the opportunity to see Ludacris in concert and visit his tour bus I said what any other college student vaguely familiar with his singles would – “Hell yes!” I spent the rest of that evening telling anyone within earshot that at this time tomorrow, I would be […]

Andrew Siddons: Make space for the arts at GW

When the Columbian College tightened its purse strings last spring, there was a great deal of noise made about changes to the Music Department. Fortunately, as The Hatchet reported last week, those changes won’t affect as many students as was once feared. Budget cuts also targeted another culturally oriented department – the film studies minor. […]

Basketball ticketing likely to change

The University is planning a major overhaul of ticketing and student seating for basketball games, which will likely take away the Colonial Army’s early admission to the Smith Center, an official said. Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said the group will lose its early entry privileges. Kvancz and Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student […]

“Cabaret” production at Arena Stage is an intimate affair

“Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!” to Arena Stage’s rendition of “Cabaret” (director Molly Smith) – the highly praised and Tony Award-winning 1966 Broadway musical. With a magnificent blend of talented actors who tell a tale embodied with scandalous and wildly entertaining elements, this is definitely one performance that audiences cannot afford to miss. Set in 1931 in […]