October 26, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 20

Stories from the October 26, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Avoid running with these “Scissors”

As a young child, I memorized facts about machines of death. At the age of three, it was my wont to inform elders that the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang fighter plane was powered by a supercharged Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 and equipped with six .50 caliber Browning M2 machine guns. Twisted, perhaps, but heavenly. This […]

Italian Secretary visits class, speaks on EU economy

Italian First Secretary Massimiliano Mazzanti visited a class yesterday to tell 14 students about the Italian economy through his first-hand experiences. Mazzanti spoke to students for about an hour on the state of Italian economy since World War II, describing how Italy’s exclusive economic zones and the “economic miracle” helped shape the country’s politics and […]

WEB UPDATE: Fire forces Empire Apartment evacuation

Posted Sunday, Oct. 29, 3:45 a.m. EST A fire forced the evacuation of The Empire apartment building at 2000 F St. early Sunday morning. Firefighters on scene said they responded to a kitchen fire in room 710 that filled the room with smoke. Residents who were stranded outside the building said smoke began billowing out […]

Army gains members

After nearly two months of uncertainty, the Colonial Army has finalized membership perks and sold 458 memberships in the first day of sale, the organization’s president said. The organization sold twice as many memberships as they did during the first day of sale of last season, said Frank Dale, the group’s president. “We’re pretty happy […]

Bargain goods on sale at local Church

An $8 Abercrombie and Fitch winter jacket and Nintendo games from the 1980s were among many unique items at the United Church’s annual Fall Sale Wednesday. The sale, which takes place in the brownstone church at 20th and G streets, attracted undergraduates, law students, bargain-hunters and local businesspeople who said they came for the church’s […]

Atlantic 10 Basketball: Preseason Predictions

(voted on by coaches and media, first-place votes in parentheses) Men 1. Xavier (59) 2. Massachusetts (4) 3. Saint Louis 4. Charlotte (1) 5. GW 6. Dayton 7. Fordham 8. Saint Joseph’s 9. Temple 10. La Salle 11. Rhode Island 12. Richmond 13. Duquesne 14. St. Bonaventure Reigning Atlantic 10 basketball champion Xavier is heavily […]

The Protestant Ethic and Rock

“I’m not gonna thank God, because I don’t think He has anything to do with this,” Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy said concluding a litany of appreciations near the end of his band’s sold-out show at 9:30 Club last Thursday. “This is unholy.” This was the only thing Tweedy got wrong all night. In her book […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team allowed a goal to Richmond with three minutes remaining in regulation to fall 1-0 in Atlantic 10 Conference play. The Colonials (5-8-3, 2-4-2 A-10) launched 22 shots on the Spiders but could not even the score. The Colonials must win at La Salle on Sunday and receive outside help […]

Rhythm and Blues and Record Nerds

The Rapture might impress the scenesters, but they really just want to make you dance. “I’ve … just seen a fucking million and one rock bands in my life, and they rarely excite me, so you kind of have to reach outside of that.” And so Gabe Andruzzi, multi-instrumentalist for the Rapture, declares war on […]