September 10, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 8

Stories from the September 10, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor

Elizabeth Bennet could do better Reading the new sex column titled “Good Girl, Bad Girl: Hoping for a Balance,” (Sept. 8, p. 7) I’m not sure what offends me more. As a senior at GW, I have spent plenty of time reading the sex column and laughing along with everyone else. However, this time it […]

MPD arrests student in Kogan for drug possession

A GW student was arrested last week after University Police Department officers responded to reports of a group of males smoking marijuana in Kogan Plaza. UPD officers discovered a “pungent odor in the vicinity” of three male students on Thursday at 2:27 a.m., UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said in an e-mail. The officers were responding […]

SA confirms new senators, defeats structural bill in first meeting

The first Tuesday meeting of the Student Association Senate kicked off with confirmation votes to fill several senate vacancies, the rejection of one bill, and passage of another. The failed bill, sponsored by Committee Chairs Jamie Baker (CPS-G) and Erik Ashida (CCAS-U), would have added three positions to the SA Executive Branch. It also would […]

Men’s soccer dominates UDC

After a win and a loss in his team’s first two games of the season last week, GW men’s soccer head coach George Lidster said the Colonials needed to take advantage of more of their scoring chances. Tuesday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, GW did just that. The Colonials rolled over an outmatched University […]

The Girls of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

We’re putting the spotlight on Forbidden Planet Productions, the student theatre group gearing up for next month’s Rocky Horror Picture Show. Directors Samantha Dercher and Nicole Sweeney, along with choreographer Kate Meroski, took time off from this week’s auditions to speak with Hatchet Arts. What you are directing: Samantha: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which […]

Sports in Brief

Pair of freshmen honored Two GW freshman goalkeepers won honors this week for their outstanding performances as first-year players. Cameron Illes of the men’s water polo team was named the CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week, while men’s soccer’s Brendan Lafferty earned the Atlantic 10’s Co-Rookie of the Week, with both awards being announced […]

Greek leaders: Never a better time to go Greek

Combining all that this University and Washington D.C. have to offer, GW is home to a unique Greek-letter community. Members spent thousands of hours – a combined total of more than 25,000, in fact – volunteering in the community last year and currently hold a number of important jobs and internships all around the city. […]

Women’s soccer falls to Georgetown

For the first 39 minutes of the GW women’s soccer team’s game against Georgetown Wednesday, the Colonials’ defense remained solid, pressuring Hoya forwards and generally limiting their scoring chances. Then, a rare moment of confusion: a cross by Hoya forward Samantha Baker got past GW’s defense, allowing forward Toni Marie Hudson to squeak a shot […]

Alex Shoucair: Stop the study abroad scam

I could write an editorial every week for a year focusing on GW’s student financial failings without ever addressing them all. But for those that study abroad, the unfairness of the school’s study abroad tuition policies are particularly egregious. For years, students have bemoaned the fundamental injustice of GW’s study abroad tuition policies, to no […]