November 20, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 27

Stories from the November 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diana Kugel: No students allowed

Excitement and tension filled the air as the crowded room full of GW students watched the 2006 election results with bated breath. The Democrats had just taken control of the House of Representatives, and there were just four seats left to decide the Senate and control of Congress. The exhilaration in the air was almost […]

WEB EXTRA: In Stores and On-Sale

Swan Lake “Beast Moans” Jagjaguwar SUPERGROUP COMES OUT WITH SINGLE OF THE YEAR Okay, maybe not. Swan Lake is a supergroup to a certain group of people (it’s comprised of Spencer Krug from Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown, Dan Bejar from Destroyer/New Pornographers, and Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes), and “All Fires” is a single insofar as […]

Welcoming Walls’ students

Rafael Suarez takes a computer programming class, a graduate-level computer security class and is a member of GW’s Anime Club. Sound like an average computer science major? He’s not even a GW student. Suarez is a senior at the School Without Walls, a D.C. public high school on GW’s campus that has a partnership with […]

GW Expat: Gazing at a smoggy sky

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and is spending the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. With two feet on the […]

Photo Essay: Inside the walls

Many GW students walk by it every day, but few are familiar with it. This area of Foggy Bottom is a campus for more than one educational institution. School Without Walls – a D.C. public high school named for its “outside-the-classroom” experiential learning philosophy – shares a neighborhood with GW and, thanks to a 25-year-old […]

Dance dept. hosts show

Students in GW’s dance program were on a mission over the weekend to expose the community to modern dance through their semi-annual dance concert. Danceworks Fall 2006, which attracted more than 240 audience members at each show, featured 28 dancers and seven student choreographers in the Marvin Center’s Dorothy Betts Theater on Thursday, Friday and […]

Weekly check up: turkey making you tired

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, talk of “the turkey coma” resurges. But is it true? Does eating turkey really make you sleepy? “What’s been speculated is that turkey contains a natural sedative called tryptophan,” said Student Health Services Outreach Coordinator Susan Haney. “It’s an essential amino acid and a precursor to seratonin, which […]

Week in Review Slideshow

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Campus Calendar

Monday Represent Come watch some of GW’s best dance groups compete against each other. Betts Theater 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free Admission Sponsored by GW Class Council Transgender Day of Remembrance Learn about issues facing transgendered individuals while honoring those who have lost their lives because of gender-related crimes. Mid Campus Quad 10 a.m. to […]

Students direct film to interest Steelers in trick play

The Pittsburgh Steelers are no strangers to trick plays. Last year, the team ran one to clinch a rousing 21-10 win against the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. But this season, Steelers fans and Pittsburgh residents Chet Vincent and Jason Georgiades will try for an even trickier win: convincing the NFL champion Steelers to incorporate […]