September 25, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 11

Stories from the September 25, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“Cuban Five” activists hold forum at Funger

More than 200 people gathered in Funger Hall Saturday afternoon for a public forum discussing the U.S. five-year imprisonment of five Cuban citizens. Known as the “Cuban Five,” the men say they were arrested in 1998 after Cuba sent them to the U.S. to thwart several Miami-based anti-Castro organizations. Three of the men are serving […]

GW Blind Date: A cross-class mix?

At dinner at Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle, sophomore Danny Barrow and senior Ashley Hines kept the conversation fairly clean of clich? topics from their initial meeting at the checkered table outside of the medical library to their farewell. Danny: This was my first blind date, and my second legitimate “first date,” despite past relationships, […]

California transfer shines

Kate Neeper is not exactly Pops Mensah-Bonsu. She’s never been on ESPN, she certainly has never been ceremonially crowned the mayor of D.C. and her last name doesn’t have anything to do with killing whales (at least we don’t think). Like Mensah-Bonsu, on a slightly smaller scale, Neeper is breathing life into a program that […]

Staff Editorial: Prevent excessive corporatization

Last week, Chase promoted student credit cards with free rides around campus on bicycle carts. This week, students will be able try on Levi’s jeans in Kogan Plaza for a shot to be the brand’s next model. Corporate advertising helps to attract students and earn revenue for universities, but these displays highlight a trend toward […]

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball The GW volleyball team extended its losing streak to five games with a 3-1 loss to Xavier Sunday at the Smith Center. Senior Juliene McLaughlin scored 18 points for GW in the loss. Classmate Abba Greenleaf had 12 kills, five blocks and two aces for GW, while junior Janine Brown had 10 kills. With […]

Dan Kirkwood: Do it yourself in the dorm

There’s nothing like owning a few tools to make a man (or lady) feel invincible. There’s nothing like a little excursion into home repair, however, to teach us that we know nothing about tools. With our society’s culture of self reliance quickly eroding, it’s important that we teach ourselves a little about how the hardware […]

Weekly check up: Smoking and birth control

Life at GW can be a lot about mixing – mixing classes and internships, city life and campus life – but there are two things that students should think twice about before mixing: birth control and cigarettes. Women on the pill have probably already seen or heard the mile-long list of side effects that go […]

Molly Gannon: The Colonial Army earned its privilege

I will never forget the exhilarating, last minute men’s basketball victory over Dayton at the Smith Center last year. What will stand out most for me from that game may not be Carl Elliot’s half-court, game-winning buzzer-beater, but the emotion I shared with members of the Colonial Army. The administration’s recent moves that will likely […]

Trading in politics for plants

Among the hordes of young undergraduates and 20-something graduate students who swarm GW’s classrooms day after day to study politics, international affairs, business or law, there’s one degree program at the University that truly caters to a unique crowd. At the Landscape Design Graduate Certificate Program, located on the Virginia campus in Loudoun County, students […]

MCAT to be only computer-based

Students planning to take the Medical College Admissions Test will have many more opportunities to take the exam this year. The Association of American Medical Colleges, which manages the MCAT, is administering all exams on computers. The change will allow 22 opportunities each year to take the MCAT, which was previously offered only twice per […]