October 19, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 18

Stories from the October 19, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Report: Pops not starting in NBA

Former GW standout Pops Mensah-Bonsu will not start the season with the Dallas Mavericks, the team’s general manager told the London Times. Mensah-Bonsu was signed by the squad during summer league games and was set back by a cold in September. “He’s got a very bright future; he’s a great kid with tremendous upside,” President […]

Not of this world: Valient Thorr brings interstellar rock

A busy crowd of leather jackets, leopard print and snaking tattoos streamed into the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night. Valient Thorr was set to revive classic rock for one night only with Eagles of Death Metal and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Donning cut-off denim jackets and hair – beards included – that ran well […]

Varsity Roundup

W. Tennis Freshman Rachael Hesling captured the Division I singles bracket Oct. 15 at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational in Newport News, Va. Hesling beat James Madison’s Kelly Maxwell for the championship (1-6, 6-2, 1-0, (10-5). In the semifinal, Hesling beat Shelley Murveit of Georgetown in straight sets (6-2, 6-1). Hesling blanked Shannon Sabo of […]

Sampling beats: J. Isaac tries his hand at rapping

Following his August release of “Welcome to the Planet,” rising hip-hop and R&B artist J. Isaac sounded off on the advantage of hip-hop as an outlet for musical expression in an interview preceding his performance at the much-anticipated Howard University homecoming last Saturday. Jason Isaac Moore – or J. Isaac – explained the science of […]

WEB EXTRA: “Mutual Appreciation” finds focus in the familiar

I bet if you asked a lot of people to play a word association game with the phrase “indie film,” they would probably respond with nothing. Literally, “nothing.” The major criticism of these films by the masses is that nothing has really happened by the time the credits role. This is true to the extent […]

Greek Briefs

Some Pi Kappa Phi members took a dunk this weekend for a good cause. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raised about $3,350 for its national philanthropic organization Push America with its first annual War of the Roses fundraising event, which ended Monday. The fundraiser began with a dunk tank in University Yard on Friday. The […]

CRs, CDs volunteer for midterm election campaigns nationwide

The College Republicans rallied last weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa., for Mark Harris, a 2006 graduate and candidate for state representative of Pennsylvania’s 42nd district. With Election Day approaching quickly, the College Republicans, as well as the College Democrats and GW Democrats, have each stepped up their campaigning efforts and traveled to several states. “Pennsylvania wants […]

Freshman loses Cosmo’s Bachelor of the Year contest

Freshman Cory McCrummen, one of 50 nominees for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Bachelor of the Year, is taking his loss well. McCrummen and the 49 other nominees were invited to a party in New York City Tuesday night, when the winner was announced. A panel of magazine editors chose the winner out of six semi-finalists who received […]

University offers weekly podcast of campus events

Students can now get information on the latest happenings around campus on their iPod. The GWeekly podcast, produced by Mount Vernon Campus Life, debuted Friday and includes information such as the location, time and cost of the week’s events. “Over 10,000 students have read the e-mail each week and we hope to see interest in […]