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.

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 […]

GW Expat: South Korean students excited about Obama

Web Extra I first learned of President-elect Barack Obama’s victory in a cafeteria in South Korea. A television screen that normally showed nothing but shiny new commercials and variety shows had switched to a live feed from CNN. If the massive “Obama Wins” headline couldn’t clue me in to the outcome, just one name kept […]

New transcript may include co-curriculars

The University is the preliminary stages of developing a new transcript for students that will list their co-curricular activities, including internships and extracurriculars, administrators said last week. University President Steven Knapp approved the proposal, but it still must pass the Board of Trustees, said Michael Akin, executive director of government international and community affairs. The […]

Students bike to Mount Vernon in third annual event

Web Extra Despite cloudy skies and impending rain, GW students, faculty and staff gathered on the Mount Vernon Campus Quad Saturday morning to make the third annual 24-mile Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon Bike Tour. More than 50 students made the trip this year from the Mount Vernon Campus to Mount Vernon, Va., said Ashley […]

Men’s basketball exhibits A-game

What a difference a year can make. In last season’s preseason exhibition, GW needed overtime to escape with a narrow victory over Division II UDC. Xavier Alexander was a freshman seeing his first collegiate action, with most of his contributions coming from the unbridled energy and effort characteristic of a newcomer, as he helped his […]