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.

Universities target 9/11 skeptics

Certainly not everyone agrees about what happened on September 11, 2001. When scholars offer their own alternative theories, however, they tend to face scrutiny by their respective academic institutions and communities. A recent controversy involved Steven Jones, a professor of physics and astronomy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He was put on paid […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha hosts annual Miss Freshman pageant

The Mu Delta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha hosted its fifth annual Miss Freshman Pageant in the Marvin Center Sunday. This year’s pageant coincided with National Breast Cancer Awareness month and benefited the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Vanessa Cacho, public relations chair for Alpha Kappa Alpha, said the mission of the pageant was […]

Painting pictures with music

Minnesota band Cloud Cult will be headlining at DC9 tonight, just one stop on a national tour of over 30 cities. Cloud Cult boasts an unusual lineup: in addition to the standard guitar, bass and drums, the group also has a cellist, Sarah Young, and two vocalists who also double as painters. Yes, that’s right […]

Student aid plummets as expenses continue to increase

College costs continue to rise and federal funding is shortchanging those in need, with Pell Grant funding dropping almost $1 billion in a single year. The federal government’s Pell Grant program awards grants based on a financial need formula. Funding for Pell Grants in the 2004-2005 fiscal year totaled $13.6 billion. That amount of funding […]


In the GW Brief “Business School students combine class, philanthropy” (Oct. 30, 2006 p. 2) The Hatchet erroneously reported the name of the Greek-letter organization that made a donation. Pi Kappa Psi donated to the “Analysis of Business Issues” class. In the article “Report shows retention increased” (Oct. 30, 2006 p. 1) The Hatchet erroneously […]

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 […]