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.

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 […]

Greek Briefs

Newest sorority to begin colonization process The Pi Beta Phi sorority returned to campus this week to begin registration for its colonizing recruitment as the newest Panhellenic Association sorority on campus. Pi Beta Phi is actually GW’s oldest sorority – it was founded at GW in 1889 and remained on campus until 1968. “For 10 […]

The Bar Belle: Recessions Lounge & Sports Bar

Recessions Lounge & Sports Bar 1823 L St., N.W. Ever since I was a little girl, aged 21, I’ve had one dream: to find a real, live dive bar to make my own. But in Foggy Bottom’s sea of yuppie bar and grills (you get that Mike’s Hard out of my face, Front Page) and […]


Editor’s Note: Foggy Bottom resident Ellie Becker said her quote about GW student behavior was misrepresented in “Zoning hearings extended” (Oct. 2, p. 1). She claims she said “a small minority of students” do not know how to behave, not that “students” in general do not know how to behave. The reporter said he believes […]

Crime Log

Destruction 9/29 – Fulbright Hall – 5:40 p.m. – case closed The University Police Department received a report that a fire alarm had been falsely pulled in Fulbright Hall. Upon arrival, UPD discovered that the plastic cover had been pulled off, which triggered the alarm. A student reported she heard people throwing a baseball in […]