September 22, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 11

Stories from the September 22, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Inside our pages: Some clarifications on our hippo coverage

Hippo or no? It’s time to set the record straight. The Hatchet led its front page on Thursday with a headline reading “Univ. to phase out unofficial hippo mascot,” followed by a strongly worded staff editorial and a cartoon of former president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg walking with his weeping animal off into the sunset. Some […]

Yankees fans say goodbye

If there were ever a time to show sympathy towards Yankees fans, it may be now. With their team barely holding on to fourth place in the division and the playoffs all but out of reach, fans of baseball’s most storied franchise enjoyed the added misery of counting down the games until Yankee Stadium closed […]

Soccer wins with two from Stadler

By almost any measure, junior striker Andy Stadler has been the number one story of the 2008 GW men’s soccer season, and deservingly so. The Milwaukee native has been in sparkling form so far, averaging a goal per game heading into Saturday’s 2-0 win at American. But by halftime against the Eagles, it was the […]

Young tennis team shows room for growth

Though the men’s tennis team’s fall season does not count in the standings, the Colonials’ individual players have a lot on the line. With no seniors and just one junior on the team, the fall tournaments – including last weekend’s D.C. Metro Invitational held at Georgetown – serve as vital evaluation tools for second-year head […]

Slice of Life: Got drunk? Who’s to blame?

Folks, I think we have a drinking problem. Admitting it is always the first step, right? So let’s talk about this. We didn’t even make it through the first weekend of the semester before a series of crime alerts went out warning of drinking-related incidents on campus. One chronicled a possible punch-spiking at a frat […]

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball The GW volleyball team dropped all three of its matches this week at the West Virginia Invitational. The Colonials, who had been 5-2 entering the tournament, took its second two games of the tournament to five sets but could not secure a victory in either. In their first match, the Colonials committed seven attack […]

Teaching in twos

Two heads are better than one, especially in Jill Niebrugge-Brantley and Patricia Lengermann’s classical sociological theory class. The two “team-teach” the class, a rarity at GW. It is unlike the relationship between a teacher’s assistant and a professor. The pair finish each other’s sentences, complement each other’s points and lead discussions together. Niebrugge-Brantley and Lengermann […]

From books to blogs, English dept. breaks the mold

What department at GW is most comfortable using the Internet, blogs and Facebook to connect with its students? Computer science? Wrong. Political communication? Wrong again. It’s the English department. And its chair, professor Jeffrey Cohen, is leading the march to technology. About two years ago, Cohen created the “GW English News” blog, hosted by Google’s […]

Senior officials never discussed hippo phase-out

Administrators rebuffed reports last week that the University was phasing out its unofficial hippo mascot, saying it was never discussed by the senior administration and that the bookstore stopped ordering hippo apparel because of a “misunderstanding.” The Hatchet reported Thursday morning that the University was phasing out the hippo in merchandise and at University events […]

Needling into grandma’s hobby

Knitting is not just for grandmothers anymore. GW students are getting in on it too. Members of Stitch ‘n Bitch, a club on campus that meets Wednesday nights on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center, are making knitting hip again. They chat, laugh, enjoy homemade cupcakes and knit – all part of the mission […]