August 28, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 4

Stories from the August 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Golf team: no coach, no problem

One might presume a sports team without a coach would be like a chicken without a head. But the players on the recently orphaned GW men’s golf team don’t think that’s the case at all. After the popular and respected longtime head coach Scott Allen left GW to take a higher-paying job at the University […]

Frat members bike cross-country for charity

For most GW students, summer vacation means a job, an internship or relaxation at home. But for junior Andrew Metcalf and senior Noah Cherry, summer break meant a two-month, 3,000 mile bicycle trip. Metcalf and Cherry, both members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, began their expedition in San Francisco and finished in D.C. in […]

GW alumnae play in Olympics

Former GW women’s basketball players Anna Montañana (’05) and Elisa Aguilar (’00) helped take the Spanish national women’s basketball team to the Olympic quarterfinals last week in Beijing. Montañana had the seventh-highest scoring average in the games, scoring 14.5 points per game for her country. Aguilar averaged five points per contest and logged more minutes […]

District Calendar

Event listing for Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 Bellefea, The Shondes, Trophy Wife @ Black Cat ($8) Thursday, Aug. 28, 9 p.m. Blisspop Presents Tittsworth Record Release Party @ 9:30 Club ($15) Friday, Aug. 29, 9 p.m. The Official Birthday Party for the Godfather of Go Go Chuck Brown @ 9:30 Club ($25) Saturday, Aug. […]

Women’s soccer loses opener

GW’s women’s soccer team lost the first match of their season 3-1 to Rutgers University Saturday in Piscataway, N.J. The Colonials took a 1-0 lead after freshman Brittany Schornstein scored in her first collegiate game. Next up for the young Colonials – whose starting goalie, Lindsey Rowe, is also a freshman – is their home […]

Crime Log

Burglary 8/21/08 – Ivory Tower – time unknown – case closed A female resident of the building reported to the University Police Department that her portable DVD player was missing from her room after returning from vacation. -No suspects or witnesses Disorderly Conduct 8/16/08 – 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue – 3:15 a.m. – case […]

Warner calls for unity at DNC

GW graduate and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner made repeated appeals for bipartisanship Tuesday evening when he delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Warner, who is running for the seat of retiring Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), said Washington must put its differences aside to move forward. “I know we’re […]

Men’s basketball team going, going, gone

Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz knows home is not only where the heart is, but also the fans. So when he went to schedule this season’s men’s basketball schedule, he tried to schedule as many games as possible close to home. But, as is often the case with GW’s schedule, things did not exactly go […]

University moves up to 53 in U.S. News rankings

GW moved up one place to 53rd in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of the nation’s top universities, according to a survey released last week by the magazine. The University has failed to break the top 50 in the U.S. News ranking since it was 46th in 1998 and has consistently placed […]

Top 10 Cheap Eats in DC

It is not uncommon to pay what seems like a year’s tuition for just a sandwich and a soda in Washington. This insider’s list will give you the best places for good eats for less than $10. Chipotle (1837 M St., N.W. and 3255 M St., N.W.) – This Mexican chain restaurant always uses fresh […]