November 9, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 24

Stories from the November 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Bar Belle: Froggy Bottom Pub

Froggy Bottom Pub 2142 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. There are a few things you should know about Froggy Bottom Pub if you’re under 21. Don’t be alarmed if your waitress is crying – the Vietnamese lady who runs the place is known to get sassy sometimes. If you’re asked to move tables, you might get a […]

Giving games a jihadist spin

In September, a video game called “Quest for Bush” was released by the Global Islamic Media Front, an organization with ties to al-Qaeda. In the first-person shooter game, also titled “Night of Bush Capturing,” players move through a variety of levels before a final showdown with a character that looks like President Bush. The game […]

The Hatchet’s College Music Journal

At this year’s College Music Journal Music Marathon, I decided to take a cue from CMJ’s name and keep a journal of my four days at the festival. Wednesday: bus ride, Tom’s Diner and Steve Earle So there I was, wandering through Prospect Park, Brooklyn, trying to figure out just what I was going to […]

U.S. in danger as destination for international study, says report

A new report suggests the United States could lose its position as the most popular destination for international students to other countries, affecting U.S. competitiveness and cultural diplomacy. The report, titled “Students on the Move: The Future of International Students in the United States,” was released by the American Council on Education in late October. […]

Basketball Preview: Last March, both GW teams were dancing

After both the men’s and women’s teams saw the second round of the NCAA tournament, coaches try to manage expectations. Perspiring after another intense preseason practice, GW women’s basketball head coach Joe McKeown reflected on the success of the teams he coached in the 1990s. In the same instant, he recalled what he had seen […]

WEB EXTRA: “Acoustic Africa” tour coming to Lisner

At a very early age, South African-born singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela seemingly stumbled upon his own unique musical calling. As a child, almost as if by accident, Mahlasela began beating against pots and pans, as if in search of some semblance of rhythm. “I played with objects as toys when I was young,” he said. “I […]

Disorder and discontent dominate at Gallaudet U.

Gallaudet University appears to be in meltdown as members of the school’s board of trustees resign at an alarming rate. In two succeeding days, Sen. John McCain and board chair Brenda Jo Brueggemann submitted letters of resignation that referenced the dismissal of incoming president Jane K. Fernandes as their primary motivation for stepping down. “I […]

Basketball Preview: Colonials Hoops Cheat Sheet

After the best year in GW athletic history, students will flock to 22nd Street to watch the GW basketball squads in the Smith Center. Use this guide to understand the complexities of Colonial chaos. Basketball 101 To all of the freshmen and previously disinterested: welcome to the wonderful world of GW basketball. Chances are you’ve […]

Women host Baltimore County

The women’s basketball team kicks off its regular season Friday afternoon in the Smith Center against the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. It is also the first game of the regular season for the Retrievers. UMBC, a member of the America East Conference, is coming off a 15-13 record and 7-9 in-conference mark. The squad returns […]