October 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 14

Stories from the October 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Out-of-Fashion Week in Washington

If D.C. Fashion Week had any sway in the style realm, next season’s attire for men and women would be brimming with sequins, velour, pleather, mesh, iridescent fabric, feathers, shells, sparkles and rhinestones. Bare midriffs would be back, and gaucho pants would have never left. Natural fabrics would be a major faux pas, and poly-rayon […]

Letters to the Editor

The RACs are working hard Recently, a column was published in The Hatchet explaining the plagues and problems that residents of the famous Thurston Hall are experiencing this year (“The party hall has gone too far,” Oct. 2, p. 4). The author mentions a lack of authority due in part to the removal of CFs, […]

Students and activists urge U.S. action in N. Uganda

Hundreds of students and grassroots activists are expected to unite in Washington D.C. next week for “Northern Uganda Lobby Day”, in an effort to address the lack of US involvement in northern Uganda’s civil war. Activists will seek to persuade Congress to become more involved in promoting peace in Uganda, as well as to provide […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday National Depression Screening Day Free, confidential screenings will be provided and staff will be on-site to answer questions. 12 to 2 p.m. Marvin Center Suite 101 Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Friday Airmen of Note with special guest Junior Mance Join the jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force for an evening of […]

“Freak Show” fails to realize potential

Cartoon Network was not interested in “Freak Show,” a cartoon about a group of circus freaks who moonlight as second-string superheroes for the Pentagon. David Cross (Mr. Show, Arrested Development) and H. Jon Benjamin (Home Movies, Dr. Katz), the show’s creators, think it was a mistake that Cartoon Network wrote it off as a “Justice […]

Diet supplements: an unnecessary addition?

“Lose 20 pounds in three weeks.” “Drop weight while you sleep.” And now, add a “Slim Down Booster” to your smoothie to give your mind and body a boost. Weight loss advertisements are everywhere. Promises of rapid weight loss with minimal effort entice buyers desperate to change their bodies. Freshens, a national franchise specializing in […]

SA Briefs

Senate welcomes six new members Six senators were sworn into the Student Association Senate and one senator left the legislative branch during a special session Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. The special session took place because not enough members were present to meet quorum at last week’s meeting. SA Executive Vice President Josh Lasky, […]

DragonForce brings fantasy metal flair

After depleting my cache of Loretta Lynn, Third Eye Blind and Of Montreal, I thought I had run out of ways to be ironic with my musical tastes, but my fears have been answered by the theatrical antics of DragonForce, a British fantasy metal band. At this point, you might be asking yourself what fantasy […]

Poll: Young voters pessimistic about country’s direction

According to a new poll, 63 percent of young adults are paying “a lot” or “some” attention to candidates in the upcoming November elections. But are the candidates paying attention to them? Young Voter Strategies, a nonpartisan group supporting political involvement by students and young adults, released its own analyses of the annual Battleground poll […]