November 10, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 25

Stories from the November 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Soccer kept out of playoffs

This was it. With just 30 seconds left in their final home game against St. Bonaventure, the GW men’s soccer team had one last chance to even the 2-1 score line. A draw would put them in the A-10 tournament. A loss, and the season was over. Even goalkeeper Matt Scheer sprinted forward, looking for […]

The price of tanning

Brittany Myers does not frequent tanning salons. But the freshman, who will soon return home for Thanksgiving break, said she is worried about being “the pale one” among her group of friends. It’s enough to get her to overlook safety concerns and lie down for a few bronzing sessions before heading home for the holidays. […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s water polo GW’s men’s water polo team (11-20) finished a disappointing season with four wins in five matches this weekend, earning them fifth place in the CWPA Southern Division Championship. Senior Nick Eddy ended his collegiate career by scoring four goals in the team’s 9-8 win over Mercyhurst Sunday in Princeton, N.J. The Colonials […]

A Latin American perspective

Tired of all politics courses at GW being taught from the American perspective, one Venezuelan professor took it upon himself to create a course about Latin American politics from an entirely different viewpoint. This spring, professor Robert Carmona-Borjas, a political refugee and Latin American political analyst, will offer students a chance to study Latin American […]

Andrew Alberg: Time for Colonials to make it count

Saturday’s men’s basketball exhibition game against Division II West Georgia was just that – an exhibition. It was an exhibition of a team hustling, playing together and exerting its will on the opposition. But it was also an exhibition of a successful Division I program beating up on a smaller, weaker and less-skilled group, the […]

What’s the deal with …The methadone clinic next to The Dakota?

Residents of The Dakota are often bewildered to step outside their residence hall in the morning and into a crowd of former heroin addicts. The group on the corner of 21st and F streets mainly includes clients of Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling, a methadone clinic located next to The Dakota in 2112 […]

Indian, Caribbean orgs celebrate Diwali

Orange flames flickered and the aroma of Indian spices filled the air in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Saturday night as GW students from all backgrounds sang and danced along to Bollywood beats and hip-hop fusion at the annual Diwali. The Indian Student Association hosted its annual celebration of the Indian Festival of Lights in […]

Volleyball stays on track for rare division title

For GW’s volleyball team, short has meant sweet this season. The Colonials have won 10 of their past 12 matches, most in four games or fewer. They held a six-match and three-match winning streak separated from each other by only one game. But when the matches go to five games, things are different. This weekend […]

Note-taking service grows

If you have an exam approaching this semester, a message from GWClassNotes may be waiting in your inbox. The company, which was formed last year, is sending e-mails to students in select classes only hours before scheduled tests – offering an entire semester’s notes for 75 cents a page. “Your ANTH 001 Midterm Tomorrow,” reads […]

Colonials optimistic despite loss

Saturday’s Senior Day festivities for GW’s men’s soccer team were smaller than usual. The team had just two seniors, goalkeeper Matt Scheer and defender Dave Leon, so introductions did not take long and the ceremony was over relatively quickly. The two had little reason to think their upcoming match against St. Bonaventure would be their […]