October 9, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 15

Stories from the October 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student organization showcases African music, clothing

Taste of Africa, a showcase of African culture sponsored by the Organization of African Students, drew nearly 175 people Friday night in the Marvin Center. The purpose of the event was to showcase all of Africa, said Abena Akomeah, the president of the OAS. “In the past, we’ve focused on West Africa, but we wanted […]

A different kind of ride

Professor Scott Talan is used to getting stared at on the street when he cruises through the District. Talan, an adjunct communications professor, relies on his red, motorized Peoples scooter – named Wineberry – as his sole means of transportation in the city, making the trek from his place in Dupont Circle to GW’s campus […]

Stepping up to the Hill: a page’s life

Before last week, many might not have known what a Congressional page’s job was on the Hill – let alone their role in a sex scandal. Despite all this excitement, many GW alumni of the program remember the day-to-day routine. For Congressional pages, there is no such thing as a typical day on Capitol Hill. […]

What’s the deal with… GW not having Columbus Day off?

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Yes, we all know Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas by accident, and today he has a whole day dedicated in his honor. Every second Monday in October, thousands of people across the country take a day off from school or work to remember the day when the Pinta […]

Students organize projects to commemorate Gandhi’s birthday

Students helped organize community service projects in D.C. Saturday for a national service day to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. The national organization South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow sponsored the event, called “Be The Change.” SAALT focused the day on commemorating the famous non-violence leader, and its title is derived from Gandhi’s words, “We must […]

D.C. AIDS Walk raises money for clinic

The Graduate Public Health Student Association was the largest of 13 GW groups that participated in the 20th annual AIDS Walk Saturday. D.C.’s AIDS Walk is a 5K fund-raising event for HIV/AIDS treatment beginning and ending in Freedom Plaza, at 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The money goes to the Walker-Whitman Clinic, a D.C. nonprofit […]

Soccer splits two in OT

Despite trailing 2-0 with less than 13 minutes to play in Sunday’s game against Charlotte at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, GW women’s soccer coach Tanya Vogel never doubted her team’s ability to mount a comeback. “This team has shown a ton of character all year long, and I don’t believe there’s any (deficit) that […]

Good attitude and hard work may bring Hall to NBA

RICHMOND, Va – When the Washington Wizards finished its intrasquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon in Richmond,Va., fans had a chance to mingle with superstars. Players such as Gilbert Arenas, Brendan Haywood and Antawn Jamison, major NBA superstars from big-time college basketball programs, launched T-shirts into the crowd and spent an hour signing autographs at the Siegel […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Water Polo The men’s water polo team dropped two of three games Thursday and Friday in California. The Colonials (7-8) lost 12-9 at Claremont-Mudd Scripps in Claremont, Calif., Thursday, followed by a 10-8 defeat to #20 Cal Baptist in Riverside, Calif., Friday morning. That afternoon, the squad beat Occidental 14-4 in Riverside. Volleyball Although […]