September 10, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 7

Stories from the September 10, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Karate club kicks it up a notch

On Friday some GW students spent the night drinking with friends, some spent the night watching movies and others, who are members of the GW Japan Karate Association Club, spent the night breaking wooden boards with their shoulders, hands and feet. JKA’s 30 members meet three times a week in the Lloyd Gym on the […]

Thousands flock to Fall Fest

Grammy-award winning pop-alternative band OK Go performed to an enthusiastic crowd at Saturday’s Fall Fest, the final event of Welcome Week 2007’s festivities. “There’s nothing like the first fucking week of school,” said Damian Kulash, the lead singer for OK Go. The state fair-themed Fall Fest included free Juice Zone smoothies, free Papa John’s pizza, […]

Students support family members in Iraq

For junior Andrew Breza, supporting the troops in Iraq isn’t just about sending cards to anonymous faces overseas or raising money for the soldiers, although he does do all of those things. Breza supports the troops overseas by sending comfort to his cousin, a commanding officer in Iraq. On Sunday, Breza, a member of GW’s […]

Team looks forward to much-needed time off

FAIRFAX, Va. – GW’s women’s soccer team can finally stop and take a breath. The Colonials finished a stretch of five games in 10 days Sunday, a period that coincided with the start of classes. Between traveling to and from Vermont two weekends ago and playing in the George Mason Invitational, the team could easily […]

Under the covers: “Walk of shame”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you two anonymous columnists – a guy and a girl – to report on sex at GW. This week Delilah’s on top. Next week Samson gets his turn. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. I hate […]

Campus Dining: Small businesses still surviving

Standing vigil over the entrance to her restaurant, Froggy Bottom Pub owner Hien Bui greets students and local residents with hugs and humorous comments. These extra touches are what keep her afloat in today’s competitive restauraunt market. Small businesses owners on campus said they are surviving – despite a large number of national chains – […]

Weekly Checkup: Mythbusters

Whether it is overindulging on greasy feasts or waiting a little too long to change the top sheets on your residence hall bed, all college students seem to have their own set of gross habits. To help start the year off in a healthy direction, GW’s Associate Director of Student Health Services, Susan Haney sat […]

GW Brief: Recycling reigns on campus

GW received top honors in the Environmental Protection Agency’s RecycleMania 2007, a competition that challenges colleges and universities across the country to recycle and reduce waste as much as possible. Participating schools collected recyclables and minimized waste over a period of 10 weeks and reported their efforts via weekly calculations. In the Per Capita Classic, […]

Mensah-Bonsu signs in Italy, Pinnock drafted again

Former GW standout Pops Mensah-Bonsu signed with Benotton Treviso of the Italian Serie A league after being released by the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks. Mensah-Bonsu impressed various observers during the NBA’s summer league, but the talent-filled Mavericks did not have space on their roster for the 6-foot-9 forward. Mensah-Bonsu’s former teammate Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock […]

Curriculum under review by Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate formed a committee Friday to review the undergraduate curriculum at GW. This committee comes out of a resolution passed by the senate in February that said the four-by-four plan should not be adopted at that time, as there was little evidence it would improve academics and cut costs. In a four-by-four model, […]