Correction appended A cheating scandal that emerged this summer involving the Graduate Management Admissions Test left GW and business schools around the country scrambling to determine which students should be held accountable. On June 20, a federal court found Scoretop.com, an online GMAT test preparation site, guilty of copyright infringement. Over five years, Scoretop illegally […]
September 2, 2008
Volume 105, Issue 5
Stories from the September 2, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
Editor’s note: This article was originally written in June. BERLIN – Standing on a bridge overlooking the majestic River Seine during a recent trip to Paris, I had a flashback to my first visit to Europe nearly a decade ago. Sporting Teva sandals, a fanny pack and jean shorts, I had embarked on a European […]
It was about 1 a.m. when Will Maden witnessed one of Queen Elizabeth II’s footmen fall off a Segway in front of the White House. The senior and Capital Segway tour guide said it was one of many “ridiculous falls” he has seen on the two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles during rides through the city. But he […]
Most of the time, failing grades are handed out after the school year begins. GW, however, will start the year off with an “F” in environmental sensitivity from the Sierra Club. In the most recent issue of their magazine, the environmental organization called GW out for “failing to implement policies to fight climate change” (“GW […]
Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Kevin Goggin, a freshman, bowls during Gdub First Night in the Hippodrome on Saturday night. Other activities included billiards, dancing and laser tag.
Whatever happened to China? Little more than a week after the closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, a topic that was at the forefront of chatter around the copier and at the news desks is conspicuously absent. Where has all the controversy over Chinese smoke and mirrors gone? The Beijing Olympics were to be […]
For those of you who have been trying to figure out the Fall Fest lineup, your guess has been as good as ours. The latest announcement has Virginia Coalition as the headliner, but at the rate we’ve been going, who knows? On Friday, the University decided not to sign its $15,000 contract with scheduled artist […]
All the GW men’s soccer team needed against George Mason was a little luck. Battling the elements Friday, that’s just what they got. The Colonials kicked off their season with a 1-1 draw against the Patriots, squeaking out a tie with a fortunate equalizer less than a minute after GMU scored its goal. The game […]
The other day, while wandering among the endless stacks of textbooks in the lower level of the bookstore, I found myself constantly distracted by titles of interesting books that I did not need. Sadly, I knew that I would probably never get to read that book on foreign policy or take that class on ancient […]
It is undeniable that the past eight years of President George W. Bush’s administration have been injurious to the soul of America. Under Republican control, America has gone from being the “can-do” nation to being the “can we?” nation, from peace and prosperity to war and recession. The candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), however, […]