April 19, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 56

Stories from the April 19, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Maureece Rice 2.0

Maureece Rice has never liked interviews. Until this year, he tried to duck media conferences after basketball games with teammate Carl Elliott, scurrying up the stairs to the exit at Smith Center. It was a maturity thing, he said while looking down at his cell phone Tuesday afternoon in the 22nd Street arena. Interview requests […]

Staff Editorial: Commencement changes provide some improvement

Certainly to the delight of many angry students, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is no longer the keynote speaker at Commencement. As he steps down from the graduation spotlight, however, no one individual will step up to replace him. The decision to relegate Trachtenberg to his normal function at Commencement – the charge to the […]

Rugby squad scrums in D.C.

There is an old adage that soccer is a gentleman’s game played by hooligans and rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen. GW’s gang of gentlemen, the Colonials rugby team, is in the midst of its best season in more than a decade. A large part of the team’s success can be attributed to […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The Colonials dropped two games to Maryland Wednesday afternoon at Robert E. Taylor Stadium in College Park, Md. GW lost the first game 8-1 and lost in the second 8-0, which was shortened to five innings. Junior Caroline Howe drove in the only run for the Colonials (18-18), which had five hits between the […]

Ongoing Thurston construction blocks sidewalk

Some students said they feel unsafe because of the effects of a renovation project of GW’s largest freshman residence hall. The sidewalk along 19th Street between E and F streets has been closed for months and has forced pedestrians to either walk on the road of a busy one-way street or cross the street to […]

Claire Autruong: Augmenting the Study Abroad Office

I am really looking forward to that happy time when I get to start dealing with embassies, consulates and the federal government to get my student visa to study abroad. Obscure regulations, paperwork and countless phone calls to confusing departments? Don’t worry, I’m a pro now, and at least the embassies aren’t charging me more […]

WEB EXTRA: Luke Wilson: Making the leap from fraternity to frightening

Build it and they will come. Hollywood built it and the A-listers are a-comin’. What has been built, you ask? A nation-wide obsession with horror, violence and having one’s pants scared off. Films like “The Ring” and “Saw” were some of the first horror flicks to re-whet the nation’s appetite for blood-curdling cinematic terror. Despite […]