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.

Frank Broomell: Defending the drinking age

Debates over drinking in the United States are nothing new. There was Prohibition in the beginning of the last century, which proved extremely counterproductive. Twenty-nine states lowered their drinking age during the Vietnam era, but then in 1984, Washington made state highway funding conditional on raising the drinking age to 21. The debate has now […]

UPD probes alleged drugging

The University Police Department is investigating an alleged drugging at a Tau Kappa Epsilon party Thursday. The department sent an e-mail about the incident to the GW community Friday night when one female attendee reported becoming sick and experiencing memory loss after swallowing a pill in her drink. Other female attendees also told UPD that […]

Storm disrupts campus

Tropical Storm Hanna hit the District Saturday morning, leaving some residents of the Mount Vernon Campus without power for several hours. At about 4:50 p.m., the storm blew a tree over on Foxhall Road, which cut utility lines and caused power outages in Ames Dining Room, the athletic complex and the Lloyd Gymnasium, said Juan […]

Aid delays plague students

Freshman Amber Hunnicutt was supposed to receive financial aid from the University to help her afford the nation’s highest tuition, but instead she owes GW $20,000 while her paperwork remains unprocessed. “I still don’t have the aid I was promised.” Hunnicutt said. “I called the financial aid office every single day and spent at least […]

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 […]