November 2, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 22

Stories from the November 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Losing my virginity: “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

When I was about ten years old, my dad caught me watching the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on television. I was clicking through the TV channels and innocently stopped at a scene of people dressed up in crazy costumes. At the time, my favorite movie was “Little Women,” starring Susan Sarandon as the mother of […]

Pre-gaming: A college pastime under attack

What requires as little as one six-pack of beer and two hours to properly pull off? The answer is pre-gaming. Pre-gaming is the traditional college practice of drinking alcohol in a dorm room with friends as a way to get ready to drink more someplace else. The pre-gaming ritual is rational because it offers students […]

Students run in marathons around country for charities

Last January, junior Marissa Cohen ran in a Miami marathon to benefit the Whitman-Walker Clinic, an organization that provides support for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. She is one of several students who participate in marathons around the country. “I had never run even a mile before I started training, so it was a big step,” […]

Freshmen preview future

If Wednesday night’s preseason game against Augusta State at the Smith Center showed nothing else, it gave an uncertain glimpse of what could be critical for the GW men’s basketball team this season. Two freshmen, Travis King and Damian Hollis, seemed to show poise and confidence in the 81-72 romp over Augusta State in the […]

Analysts make predictions for midterm elections

About 40 journalists, Capitol Hill staffers and students attended the Graduate School of Political Management’s 2006 Election Forecasting Panel Tuesday morning on the Hill. The panelists focused on the key races and strategies used by both Democrats and Republicans hoping to win House and Senate seats. The event was broadcast live on C-SPAN. The panel, […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday “American Blackout” Screening Catch this film chronicling the controversies of the 2004 election. 8 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the GW College Democrats Saturday Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon Bike Tour Grab your bike for this scenic journey to the home of our nation’s first president. 9:30 a.m. to 4 […]

Staff Editorial: Mental health policy left unresolved

The settlement of a lawsuit against the University in the case of Jordan Nott, a former GW student who alleges that GW barred him from campus after he expressed suicidal thoughts, resurrects more issues than it puts to rest. While this particular case is over, GW’s policy of categorically suspending students who pose a danger […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/29/06 – 12:15 a.m. – 2000 block of L Street – case closed A GW 4-RIDE driver observed what he believed to be a fight involving about 20 individuals. The driver notified University Police, and a UPD dispatcher contacted the Metropolitan Police Department. UPD arrived on the scene and ordered the individuals to […]

Thorpe nominates law student to court

Second-year law student Michael Gore will be one of Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s nominees for the two empty seats on the SA Student Court, Thorpe told The Hatchet Tuesday night. Thorpe, a senior, said that he plans to make his decision on the other nominee for the court within the next few days. Thorpe […]