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.

Drama in the District: A brief guide to theaters in D.C.

October 19 marks Washington, D.C.’s first annual “Free Night of Theater.” Twenty-three theaters across D.C. will open their doors for free to a limited number of patrons in participation with this annual event. Presented by The League of Washington Theaters and the Theater Communications Group, “Free Night of Theater” is being launched as a campaign […]

Ashley Fleishman: Advertising should reflect service

The shocked and overwhelmed looks on their faces say it all – they are on a tour of GW. Mesmerized with the idea of bathrooms in each room, once-a-week housekeeping and almost 100 channels of cable television, the parents and the students seem to have a positive outlook on every service the University provides. Such […]

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, […]