September 28, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 12

Stories from the September 28, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

U.K.’s Virgin Festival:

BALTIMORE – The Flaming Lips are known for over-the-top live shows with outrageous spectacles. So, before their set at the Virgin Festival at the Pimlico Race course in Maryland, I had understandably high expectations. What I didn’t expect was transvestites, fire-breathers, aliens, Santa Clauses and a monkey-man in a sequined leotard. As I walked into […]

Some students forced to leave D.C. for LSAT

Many law-school hopefuls in Washington are leaving the District Saturday to take the Law School Admission Test because all test centers in D.C. were filled nearly three months before the registration deadline. All the spots for LSAT centers in D.C. were filled in May. Registration for the September exam opened in January with a registration […]

“Reliable Sources” to start regular taping Oct. 6

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” will begin regular tapings in the Jack Morton Auditorium Oct. 6, the University announced this week. Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz hosts the hour-long program, which airs once a week and will be taped once a month at GW. Kurtz examines trends in journalism and its impact on current events. Kurtz […]

The Bar Belle: Party Bus

Party Bus Transportation to Virgin Festival Last weekend, a group of friends and I headed over to Baltimore’s Virgin Festival for a day of old people (the Who), crazy people (The Flaming Lips) and people who used to wear socks on their penises, but now just have a whole lot to say about California (The […]

GW hosts city-wide graduate school fair

GW hosted one of the East coast’s largest professional school fairs for Monday and Tuesday in the Smith Center, event organizers said. A committee from the D.C. Consortium of Colleges and Universities organizes the event, which they expected to draw more than 2,000 people. GW, American, Howard, Catholic, George Mason, Marymount, Gallaudet, Trinity and the […]

Thorpe’s free condom program begins in freshman dorms

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe announced Tuesday that free condoms will be available in freshman residence halls starting Thursday. The initiative will put condoms in a bowl near security checkpoints at freshman residence halls. The program will run this semester and could expand to include more halls in the future, said Thorpe, a senior. During […]

“School for Scoundrels”: Weak script dooms comedy

I have a great idea for a film. It would be called “School for People Who Can’t Execute a Coherent Script Good, and Who Want to Learn to Act Good Too.” It would star the cast and crew of “School for Scoundrels,” and would document them trying to learn to make a decent movie, following […]

Varsity Roundup

Golf The GW golf team won the Rehoboth Beach Invitational in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Sept. 25. It was GW’s third victory in six years at the tournament. La Salle’s John Lorenzo took medalist honors with a 3-under par 139 (68-71). Freshman Tyler Wendelken carded a 70 and 72 to finish second. Classmate Michael Perimutter (71-72) […]

A history of halls: Dorms then and now

Residence halls at GW have changed dramatically over the last half-century. Today, most students live in one of many co-ed dorms with as many as six roommates, high-tech electronics and strict security. Fifty years ago, the story was very different. From the “Superdorm” to Potomac House When Daniel Kane, a law and public policy professor, […]

Searching for style at GW

Normally, all you can buy in Kogan Plaza are cheap earrings and Bob Marley posters. But from Monday to Wednesday, a whole store appeared – complete with music, wood floors, Oriental rugs and fake vintage posters. Has GW turned into a mall? Not quite yet. It’s the Levi’s Style Search, a nationwide hunt for college […]