September 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 7

Stories from the September 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fall Fest fails to draw crowds

Poor weather and a lack of big-name headliners contributed to a sparsely attended Fall Fest Saturday afternoon in the Smith Center. Program Board moved the annual event indoors from University Yard last week due to Tropical Storm Hanna. In addition to food and games, the festival featured performances from student organizations, The Canon Logic, Virginia […]

Women’s soccer held scoreless

Until Friday, it would not have been much of a stretch to dub the GW women’s soccer team the “cardiac kids” of the Atlantic 10. In their season-opening 3-1 loss to Rutgers, all three of their opponents’ goals came with less than 25 minutes remaining. Then the Colonials experienced a double dose of last-minute drama […]

Students travel to RNC

Devoted GW College Republicans had a presence at last week’s Republican National Convention, rallying for the GOP and its presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona. In the wake of Hurricane Gustav, students in St. Paul gathered with fellow Republicans to phone bank, fundraise for relief operations, make care packages for the Gulf Coast region […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Soccer Men’s soccer (1-1-1) lost a controversial 2-1 game to Longwood in Farmville, Va., Saturday in rainy conditions after the Colonials’ late flurry of shots – one of which players said crossed the scoring line – came up empty. “Our players claim the ball went over the line,” head coach George Lidster said. “I […]

Ranked water polo team sputters out of the gate

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – GW’s men’s water polo team entered their first tournament of the season with their highest ranking in more than a decade. And with a match-up against 12th ranked St. Francis, the team had a chance to prove they belonged with the nation’s elite. But as in years past, the 18th-ranked Colonials came […]

Teaching the dream

JuDonn DeShields spent his downtime last spring dreaming about closing the education gap in America. Now the GW alumnus is achieving that goal as a special education teacher at a charter school several blocks from campus. DeShields is one of 65 GW graduates who joined Teach for America this year. The nonprofit organization places college […]

A race where votes don’t count

It is safe to say that most Americans have wondered what it’s like to be the president of the United States. I’m here to tell you that it’s hell on the back and shoulders. In fact, I was ready to tender my resignation about 20 minutes after I put on the large Styrofoam suit at […]

Working the Colonial network

All that rising senior and Class Council president John Estrada wanted to do this summer was intern for Anderson Cooper. But when his resume alone didn’t get him a call back from the silver-haired anchor, he turned to Plan B: his network. When Estrada helped out the GW Alumni Association with their “How Do I […]

Seeing war through a new lens

Bobby Fraser’s view on Iraq is different from what it was two months ago. That’s because two months ago he didn’t know any Iraqis. But this past July, Fraser got to know 16 Iraqis on a personal level when he traveled to Amman, Jordan, for a conference aimed at bringing Iraqi and American youth together […]

Booking it for the future

Tanzania is not a typical vacation destination. Roughly double the size of California, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. But for one GW student, it was the perfect place to make a difference. What started as a summer of volunteering for junior Jessica Schwartz evolved into a full-scale nonprofit organization benefiting […]