September 15, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 9

Stories from the September 15, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

District government targets gender discrimination at clubs

It is not uncommon for bars and clubs to advertise events with a minimum entrance age of 18 for females and 21 for males, but the D.C. government is informing establishments that this practice is not only illegal, but a violation of civil rights. The District’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board, part of the Alcoholic Beverage […]

Letter to the Editor: Palin alienates independents

Palin alienates independents After reading the recent opinions regarding the effect of Sarah Palin on the election by Andrew Clark and Matt Ingoglia (“Picking apart Palin, McCain’s wild-card VP,” Sept. 4, p. 4; “Letters to the editor,” Sept. 11, p. 4), I feel compelled to give my opinion as an older, independent, nonpolitical Virginia voter. […]

Men’s soccer can’t stand the heat

It’s hard to blame GW men’s soccer coach George Lidster for staying in the locker room a little longer than usual during halftime of Saturday’s 3-1 loss to 23rd-ranked Loyola (Md.) at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex on the program’s Alumni Day. For one thing, it was unseasonably hot, with temperatures pushing a humid 90. […]

University christens new EMeRG ambulance

University and city officials were on hand for Thursday’s dedication ceremony of EMeRG’s first ambulance, officially marking the end of a nine-year struggle to certify the vehicle. Though the vehicle itself is 10 years old, the equipment inside is state-of-the-art and will be operated by the student-run EMT service, which is now housed in the […]

Clubbers attack MPD, bouncers at Skye Lounge

A late night of clubbing turned violent early Sunday morning when several individuals attacked bouncers and police officers in front of the Skye Lounge on 19th and I streets. Randy Walker, 32, allegedly swung a pole at bouncers because they would not let him into the club at about 2 a.m. due to his intoxication, […]

Staff Editorial: Hey, GW! More of this, please!

This is why you came to GW. Maybe you’ve brushed elbows with senators, eaten at the same restaurant as Wolf Blitzer or shopped at the Watergate Safeway with Condi, but today may very well be the pinnacle of a political junkie’s star-gazing aspirations. Today, GW will be hosting five distinguished former secretaries of state in […]

Women’s soccer wins second straight, 4-0

When the power shut off at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex during halftime of GW’s women’s soccer game against Howard, leaving buildings dark and the scoreboard blank, it seemed the Colonials’ power began to flicker as well. But by that point, it didn’t matter. The Colonials (2-4-0) scored three first-half goals against an overmatched Howard […]

Wild Art: Can Artist

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer Students view “Canstruction” displays in 2000 Penn. The project brings architects together to build structures out of canned food. The cans wll be donated to the D.C. Food Bank after judging.

Varsity Roundup

Golf The golf team started its first season in nearly 15 years without head coach Scott Allen with a win at the Navy Fall Invitational Friday and Saturday. Senior co-captain Lewis Sturdy shot a career-low 68 Friday and a second-round 70 the following day to win the individual competition by one stroke. Junior Cole Turner […]

New Metro line to connect D.C. with Dulles

A multi-billion dollar Metrorail project to connect Washington Dulles International Airport with the District is slated for completion in 2015, but the project has already been thwarted by a slew of roadblocks. The 23-mile Silver Line will extend from the existing Orange Line stop in East Falls Church, Va., to Loudon County, Va., and will […]