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.

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.

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball The GW volleyball team beat George Mason and American but fell to Georgetown, taking second place in this weekend’s D.C. Challenge. Freshman Alyssa Valentine was named to the All-Tournament team. Women’s Soccer After losing Friday to Old Dominion in overtime, the GW women’s soccer team put together a late rally of its own Sunday […]

Booking issues plague Fall Fest

Last-minute booking problems for this Saturday’s Fall Fest sent Program Board leaders scrambling for new bands about a week before the concert, leading to the selection of Virginia Coalition and The Canon Logic as co-headliners. The University canceled mash-up artist Girl Talk last Thursday amid concerns for safety and security, stemming from the musician’s request […]

Witnessing History

DENVER – Last week some of GW’s own had a front-row seat to history at the Democratic National Convention. While students in Foggy Bottom sat glued to their televisions, a number of GW Democrats spent a week in the Mile High City listening to speakers, participating in workshops and supporting Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack […]

Fuel costs limit athletics travel

The price of oil and travel is not just a political issue anymore. Just ask Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz. Rising gas prices are hitting close to home for Americans hitting the road, but also for any organization whose members routinely travel – like a sports team. With an athletic budget that can’t compare to […]

Knapp shuns calls for drinking age reform

University President Steven Knapp said he has no immediate plans to question the nation’s drinking age, despite a movement by prominent higher education leaders who say the law encourages dangerous behavior. The Amethyst Initiative, created by Middlebury College President Emeritus John McCardell in July, has been signed by 129 college and university presidents who feel […]

Volunteers ease move-in activities

Many students and parents at this year’s move-in said that volunteers and careful organization made the normally hectic day a little less stressful. About 7,000 students moved into their University housing assignments Saturday with the assistance of 900 volunteers, including University President Steven Knapp, his wife Diane and 60 Colonial Bellhops, said Seth Weinshel, assignments […]