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.

WEB EXTRA: Damn: DAM! Festival brings music spotlight to DC

If you came up with a really cool costume this year, but you still don’t have any plans to show it off this weekend, worry not. The District’s Awake! Music Festival debuts this weekend. No, it’s not a costume party. But you should still wear a costume, because hey, it’s Halloween. The first ever DAM! […]

Jammin’ Java to celebrate five years of coffee rock

For students, D.C. and surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia offer up a generous variety of live music venues, nightclubs, dive bars and a seemingly overwhelming yet necessary surplus of coffee shops (of which the variety is much less apparent). One thing that is less certain to be found in abundance in this city is […]

Elevator malfunction releases fumes into Ivory

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 the mechanical room in the second basement level was burning, which triggered […]

WEB EXTRA: Homecoming: Good Charlotte rocks Maryland

Maryland-natives Good Charlotte played in Baltimore last Sunday to promote their new CD and to remind fans of their presence. “We have four albums to choose from now,” said guitarist Benji Madden while on stage. The band played two new songs: “Misery” and “Keep Your Hands Off My Girl.” The former sounds as though it […]

US Sen. Dorgan talks about his new book at College Dems event

U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) discussed his new book “Take This Job and Ship It” and answered questions from students Monday night. More than 50 students attended the event, which was hosted by the GW College Democrats at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dorgan, a strong proponent of progressive legislation in Congress and Chairman […]

WEB UPDATE: Freshman basketball player suspended for 11 games

The athletic department suspended Hermann Opoku, a freshman on the basketball team, for 11 games after investigating his play on a team that may have included professionals in Austria, GW’s director of athletics told The Hatchet Friday. Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said he has information that Opoku, who was between 14 and 16 years […]

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 […]