September 28, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 13

Stories from the September 28, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

At home, men’s soccer wins wet one

As halftime approached in the GW men’s soccer team’s game against Mount St. Mary’s Saturday, it seemed that the teams would be knotted up going into the break. But junior Marcus Ranney had a different idea. Ranney, a substitute midfielder, found some magic in the closing seconds of the half, firing from 25 yards out. […]

Study abroad application to move online

The Office of Study Abroad is using a new online application system to ease the study abroad application process. Starting this semester, interested students can start the process by going to the office’s Web site and searching through a database of available programs, organized by many different criteria. Whereas formerly, students interested in finding a […]

Undefeated Dayton drops women’s soccer

Friday night GW was in the midst of a hard-fought, 0-0 double-overtime tie against conference opponent Xavier in which some of its players had to play up to 110 minutes. Meanwhile, Dayton, the Colonials’ Sunday opponent, was coasting past Temple and able to rest many of their starters. In Sunday’s game between the Colonials and […]

Sports in Brief

Volleyball splits A-10 openers The GW women’s volleyball team opened the conference portion of its season this weekend with a win and a loss in Philadelphia. The Colonials (9-5, 1-1 Atlantic 10) began their weekend with a 3-0 sweep at La Salle Friday, winning the sets by scores of 25-18, 25-12 and 25-21. Senior Katie […]

Staff Editorial: Maroon 5 makes us wonder

Program Board announced last Sunday that GW will host Maroon 5 at the Smith Center on Nov. 13. We applaud the PB’s successful efforts to secure such a well-known group for this exciting event. But contrasted with the maligned headliners of the last two years, we feel it is important to question the current model […]

What’s the deal with… Pho at Froggy Bottom Pub?

When thinking of pub fare, buffalo wings, burgers and pizza typically come to mind. But walking by the entrance of Froggy Bottom Pub, a popular hangout for GW students, a bright orange, neon sign reveals the restaurant’s one very atypical offering: pho. Pho – pronounced “fuh” – is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup served with […]

Staff Editorial: A hall of potential

The University’s capital budget this year includes funding for the launch of a feasibility study into combining Crawford, Schenley and West End residence halls into a single dorm. The study falls under the 20-year campus plan, an encompassing outline of the goals that GW has for expansion and development. But while approaching the current campus […]

Yogin Kothari: An arena worth the investment

The end of September is just days away and we’ve all pretty much gotten back into school mode. Classes are boring, Gelman is overcrowded and every professor seems to think that his or her class is the only class we take (and care about). But this year is different because of the phase of renovations […]

Matt Ingoglia: Make Blackboard mandatory

How many times has something like this happened to you? You wake up one morning feeling absolutely awful – some illness has hit you like a ton of bricks – and there’s no way you can even get out of bed, let alone make it to your classes. Though you’re terrified it might be swine […]

Letters to the Editor

Risking our health Prior to the start of a recent class, a bunch of us were chatting about how many people we knew who had become ill recently. Once the professor arrived, she asked, “Is it the swine flu?” None of us could answer her question. Why is the University not testing for H1N1 flu? […]