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.

Student Showcase highlights on-campus performance groups

Student performing arts groups have banded together to produce next week’s Labor Day Student Showcase, a first-of-its-kind event that will kick off the year for a wide range of arts programs. The showcase, which takes place this Monday, will feature performances by a capella, dance, theater, comedy and other arts groups. Organizers said they hope […]

Univ. nixes Fall Fest artist, Girl Talk, days before concert

Friday, August 29 Correction appended The University backed out of contract negotiations with popular mash-up artist Girl Talk on Thursday, about a week before he was scheduled to play at Fall Fest, a University official said. Tim Miller, executive director of the Student Activities Center, said the University did not sign the $15,000 contract after […]

Women keep the faith at GW

Forget Denver and Minneapolis, the convention that Mary Nobile geared up this summer for was in Albuquerque, N.M. The senior traveled to the biennial meeting of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, a religious women’s group, where she met with women more than twice her age. Though Nobile said the CDA has a reputation for […]

Staff Editorial: Issues on the radar

Another $50,000, another year at GW. Welcome back to campus. The wheels have been turning in Foggy Bottom all summer long, but it’s time to shake off the rust and get back into college gear. In the spirit of turning our minds back to University matters, here is a list of issues to keep your […]

PB selects Virginia Coalition, The Canon Logic for Fall Fest

Breaking News Saturday, August 30, updated 8:02 p.m. Rock bands Virginia Coalition and The Canon Logic will perform at Fall Fest next Saturday, Program Board Chair Tiffany Meehan announced this afternoon. The news comes only days after rock band Rooney backed out of the concert and the University canceled mash-up artist Girl Talk. Meehan said […]

EMeRG can use ambulance

The EMeRG ambulance is finally certified to operate after years of red tape – giving more responsibility to the student-run emergency care provider and lowering the cost of a trip to the hospital. The University received clearance from the city this month to operate the vehicle, a decision that has been anticipated since they first […]

QuickTakes

Shwayze Shwayze (GEFFEN) If you miss Cisco Adler’s Whitestarr and celebrity-dating days, pick up his new project where his melodious voice can be heard singing the catchy choruses of such songs as “Polaroid” (click click!) and “Buzzin’.” Basically this is rap/rock about ladies and booze. And with an MTV spin-off reality show, what’s not to […]

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 […]