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.

Segway-ing into city’s historical sites

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Green efforts deserve time but need results

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 […]

Snapshot: First Frame

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.

Claire Autruong: Flame out, move on?

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Program Board drops the ball in artist debacle

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 […]

Men’s soccer picks up draw with George Mason

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 […]

Diana Kugel: A major problem

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 […]

Cory Struble: Obama will get the U.S. back on track

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, […]

Ross Romano: Sub-par slate for Colonials

In the film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. After seeing this year’s men’s basketball non-conference schedule, GW fans must feel the same way. Once again, the athletics department has scheduled a weak out-of-conference slate for the squad – a problem further exacerbated by the fact […]

Snapshot: Tough Times

Viktors Dindzans/assistant photo editor Sophomore Cynthia Gamboa gets tangled up with a teammate and Old Dominion’s Marilee Mastaler in Friday’s 2-1 loss. The Lady Monarchs knocked home a goal as time expired in the first overtime, sending GW to 0-2 for the season.