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.

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 […]

GW Profs work hard at jobs outside of teaching

With more than half of all professors teaching part-time, many maintain places of full-time employment outside GW. Last fall, almost 3,000 of the nearly 4,500 professors taught part-time, according to Office of Institutional Research information. “(My workplace) is totally convenient, at 18th and K,” said Katherine King, a part-time professor for the School of Media […]

GW calls on GumBusters to clean up streets

They ain’t afraid of no gum. With neon green t-shirts asking “Who you gonna call,” a team of gumbusters has been making rounds at GW to keep campus sidewalks free from gum. The University contracted GumBustersDC in September to remove dried gum spots from sidewalks outside Lisner Auditorium, Gelman Library, Kogan Plaza, 1957 E Street […]

Gym rats pick up at HellWell

You can hear it before you can see it. The squeaking of sneakers, the bouncing of balls and the cadence of competitive language fills the air the moment one steps off of the elevator onto the third floor of the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. On the hardwood is a GW athletic match that never […]

Metro opens SmartTrip express lane at selected stations

Metro unveiled new fare gates Monday that only permit riders with SmarTrip cards to pass through in an effort to decrease wait times. The Pentagon City, New Carrollton, Vienna, Bethesda and Anacostia stations are the first to receive the new gates. The “express lanes” will allow 32 riders per minute – 10 more than the […]