October 1, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 14

Stories from the October 1, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Too high a price

On Monday, at least three Greek-letter organizations were charged more than $10,000 for not filling their townhouses to capacity during the summer. The charges arose from a clause in the leasing contract with the University stipulating that the townhouses must be filled to 95 percent capacity at all times. This week’s conflict highlights not only […]

Josh Akman: Surviving the LSATs

In the recent past, I haven’t been a whole lot of fun to be around. I was moody, irritable, distracted, and frustrated. I got angry for no reason, I cried at even the most un-sentimental TV commercials and, more than once, I turned to alcohol. But luckily, I’m back. I’m not angry anymore, I’m crying […]

Staff Editorial: Kudos for CCUDC

A huge burden has been lifted from the University of the District of Columbia. UDC has spent years torn between dual roles as a community college and state university. Last week, the Community College of the District of Columbia opened its doors for the first time. Although still located on the UDC campus, the community […]

Sports in Brief

Volleyball cruises in win The GW women’s volleyball team swept Loyola (Md.) 3-0 in their last road game before their home opener Friday. Junior Leah Hill led the Colonials with 15 points on 15 kills. GW will play in the renovated Smith Center’s first game this fall on Friday against Rode Island at 7 p.m. […]

Bar closed before sophomore’s death

Adams Mill Bar and Grill, the bar in Adams Morgan where 19-year-old Laura Treanor drank the night she died of alcohol poisoning, had been closed by the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration just a week before her death for serving alcohol to overly intoxicated patrons. Laura Treanor According to ABRA documents recently obtained through a […]

Second-half goals carry GW past Navy

After heavy showers doused the field for the game’s opening minutes, senior Erick Perez-Segnini entered the GW men’s soccer team’s contest against Navy Wednesday late in the first half with a sense of determination. “We’re our own enemy,” he said after the game, referring to the role the Colonials’ own performance plays in the game’s […]

Greek orgs hit with hefty housing bill

At least three Greek-letter groups living in University-owned townhouses were charged more than $10,000 each on Monday for failing to fill their houses during the summer, two Greek-letter presidents confirmed on Wednesday. Part of the organizations’ housing agreements with the University stipulates that Greek-letter organizations that occupy University-owned townhouses must fill 95 percent of the […]

Annu Subramanian: All it takes is a little magic

Editor’s Note: When working with freshman writers, the opinions section put forward a prompt: How do you improve GW? The following column was the most interesting, reflecting the unjaded criticisms of a fresh view. Let’s face it. GW was not my first choice for school. Actually, the place I had hoped to attend rejected me […]

Moore promotes documentary

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore spoke to a full house of students Tuesday in the Marvin Center about the problems facing the nation’s economy and health care system. The event, co-sponsored by the College Democrats and Program Board, was broadcast to 170 college campuses around the country by ThinkTalk, a network that connects college students […]