October 2, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 13

Stories from the October 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Study: Frosh unprepared

Freshmen are increasingly unprepared for college, according to a study released this month by the Association of American Publishers. Zogby International, a nationwide survey company, conducted the study for AAP in which a majority of polled college professors believed that incoming freshmen are more and more unprepared for college-level work. The study consisted of 502 […]

Neighbors co-host party

Nearly 2,000 people attended the fourth annual neighborhood West End/Foggy Bottom Block Party Sunday in the I Street Mall, organizers said. This year almost 100 vendors reserved booths for the event including businesses in Foggy Bottom, University departments and community groups. GW funded the event, and FRIENDS, a group of Foggy Bottom/West End community members […]

Staff Editorial: Condom program will promote student health

Last week, Student Association President Lamar Thorpe announced that a Student Association initiative will provide condoms in freshman residence halls. While some have derided the program as promoting sexual promiscuity on campus, making free condoms available to students will more likely encourage them to have safer sex. The SA’s program recognizes a well-known fact: college […]

University of Montana puts on Whistle-Stop Tour

Now arriving on platform two: a college education. The University of Montana, in an effort to attract students and promote its new financial aid program, sent officials, faculty, and student representatives on a three-day, whistle-stop train tour across the state earlier this month. The university held receptions at depots in Billings, Livingston and Helena, where […]

Gabriel Okolski: Let’s take a crack at something funny

I had the unpleasant experience of checking my e-mail two weekends ago only to find a whole host of prank messages from the entire senior class, of which I am reluctantly a member. The incident started when a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee solicited fourth-year students for class gift recommendations, providing mischievous students […]

Kyle Spector: Drink, vomit, hospital

Walking home late one Saturday night, I noticed a large gathering of what appeared to be my fellow classmates, mostly drunk, crowding around an ambulance and the EMeRG suburban. I spotted a friend. “Yo, this girl passed out on the curb, so we called EMeRG,” he informed me. Piecing together the rest of the information […]

Celiac cookbook: Graduate’s recipes help cope with digestion disease

Vanessa Maltin, a 2005 graduate, went 21 years without knowing that she suffered from a disease that prevents her body from properly digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and many commercially prepared foods. Maltin, a journalism major as an undergraduate, said she still remembers University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s inspiring words at […]

Hope Ditto: The party hall has gone too far

It’s Sunday night and you’re just coming back from a (insert student organization here) meeting in the Marvin Center. You know that you have about 80 pages of reading to power through, along with a paper to write. You walk into your room to find that your roommate has finished all of her homework and […]

Mets at RFK: rooting for the hometown team

For a blowout game that meant nothing in the standings, Saturday night’s game at RFK Stadium had New York Mets fans in an uproar. Mets fans, some of whom were GW students, came out by the thousands to cheer on their team, which has the best record in baseball, and they had a lot to […]