September 29, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 13

Stories from the September 29, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Water polo wins 11-9, then loses by same score

After the conclusion of an out-of-conference season that saw GW’s men’s water polo team lose their national ranking, the Colonials (6-7) fell to 1-2 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Southern Division after splitting two matches this weekend. GW followed an 11-9 win against Bucknell Friday with an 11-9 loss to 19th-ranked Princeton Sunday at […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: EMeRG ambulance finally in action After several years waiting for approvals and certifications, GW’s EMeRG student volunteers will get to use their ambulance. This should enhance the service they can provide the University, especially since transportation to GW Hospital will now be free for students. Congratulations to EMeRG, UPD and Rafael Sa’adah, assistant […]

Women’s soccer drops openers

The GW women’s soccer lost on the road Sunday, falling 2-0 to La Salle in their second straight conference loss. The team, coming off a loss against Fordham Friday in their Atlantic 10 opener, took 11 shots on goal but could not put the ball into the back of the net. “We just didn’t capitalize […]

Officials question double majors

About 15 percent of GW students pursue a double major, a growing trend nationwide, but several administrators say the practice has few benefits after college. The number of students double majoring in America has risen 85 percent in the past 10 years, according to statistics reported by the Los Angeles Times in June. Cheryl Beil, […]

Upcoming Games and Varsity Roundups

Men’s soccer: Tuesday 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech In Blacksburg, Va. Men’s golf: Tuesday Louisville Cardinal Classic In Louisville, Ky. Varsity Roundup Volleyball: The women’s volleyball team (6-6, 1-1 Atlantic 10) started their conference season with a win at Duquesne and a loss at Saint Louis. Friday’s 3-1 win at Duquesne broke a three-game losing […]

Reps, politicos look to youth vote

Ensuring that young people vote on Election Day is a major priority for lawmakers and political organizations this year, after a record number of 18- to 29-year-olds headed to the polls in the presidential primaries this spring. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, Student Association for Voter […]

A dream come true

Makwei Mabioor Deng says he is in the midst of a dream, one he hopes he will never wake from. The University awarded a full scholarship to the Sudanese 22-year-old who began his freshman year this month. Banaa, a student organization that began working to bring a Sudanese student to GW in 2006, helped coordinate […]

National Book Festival brings authors, literary enthusiasts to Mall

Web Extra Threatening storm clouds shifted ominously over the National Mall on Saturday, but the National Book Festival carried on as a celebration of literature and creativity. More than 70 authors, poets and illustrators were scheduled to attend the festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. Marc Brown, […]

When dinner becomes breakfast

This past month, Manalle Mahmod has been eating breakfast after 6 p.m. But the senior, one of many students observing Ramadan, uses the word “breakfast” a bit more literally. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims cannot eat or drink during the daylight hours, which are reserved instead for religious […]

Weekly Check-up: The dangers of texting

Web Extra An expensive phone bill is not the only pain caused by texting. Fervent texters also have to watch out for strained thumbs and other injured body parts, health experts said. As the thumbs of GW students flicker across their Blackberrys, flip phones and iPhones, two problems can occur. First, rather than looking both […]