October 23, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 19

Stories from the October 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW medical students fly on large syringe

A team of GW medical students pushed a giant homemade syringe off a 30-foot barge into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Saturday for the city’s first-ever Red Bull Flugtag. A Flugtag, which is German for “fly day,” involves human-powered flying machines built by teams of up to five people that compete in design, distance and showmanship. The […]

Seinfeld’s sarcasm holds GW

“This is the greatest day of my life. I’m in a gym,” said Jerry Seinfeld, true to brutally sarcastic form as headliner for Colonials Weekend at the Smith Center last Friday. In between sold-out shows scheduled for 7 and 10 p.m., The Hatchet spoke to Seinfeld, experiencing his bluntness first-hand. Topics in Seinfeld’s sketch segued […]

Seinfeld headlines Colonials Weekend

Thousands of students, family members and alumni gathered at events across campus last weekend to celebrate Colonials Weekend, headlined this year by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. More than 8,000 people attended Seinfeld’s two shows in the Smith Center Friday night. Seinfeld performed shows at 7 and 10 p.m. The former star of the NBC show bearing […]

Colonials top local foe in D.C. swimming event

Spurred by sophomore David Zenk, the Atlantic 10’s reigning Most Outstanding Performer, the men’s swim team defeated Georgetown University 120 points to 96 Saturday. The women’s team fell to the Hoyas 138 to 90 at the Yates Field House at the same meet. Zenk won all three races he competed in, as the men earned […]

Week of October 23 Slideshow

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GW gets weekend wins

Freshman Abby Syverson only wanted to make her mom proud. In fact, Colonials’ Weekend may have been just the spark she needed to help lead the GW volleyball team past Rhode Island (24-30, 30-28, 30-19, 30-12) Sunday at the Smith Center. Syverson led the team with 20.5 points on 7 service aces, 3 block assists, […]

WEB UPDATE: Smoking hydraulic fluid prompts Ivory Tower evacuation

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:27 p.m. Updated Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:37 p.m. Students and staff evacuated Ivory Tower at about 4 p.m. Tuesday after an elevator’s mechanical problem released fumes into the building. University Police and the D.C. Fire Department responded to the reports of a gas-like odor throughout the residence hall. Hydraulic fluid from […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Soccer The women’s soccer team was shut out twice this weekend in Ohio. The Colonials lost 1-0 Friday at Dayton, followed by a 4-0 trouncing Sunday at Xavier. GW (9-9, 2-6 Atlantic 10) finishes its regular season next Saturday at home against La Salle.

Students heeded call to service in wake of 9/11, study says

With the hood of her pink sweatshirt tied tightly around her head, Megan McGovern, a 19 year-old student at the University of Maryland, sits behind a folding table urging students to donate blood as the temperature slowly creeps towards 50. In the past, college students partied all night, slept late and would rarely be seen […]

Men’s soccer wins final home game

The players bellowed, the fans roared, the cool autumn breeze picked up sharply, and the gaze of all spectators gathered at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex shifted to seniors Joseph Siegel and Jeremiah Burke Sunday afternoon as they stepped onto the field for the final home game of their collegiate careers. Ninety minutes later, the […]