October 15, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 18

Stories from the October 15, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Parents, fun and GW

With more than a month having passed since students moved in or back to campus, and with the freshman stress of adjusting to school subsiding, it’s time for the invasion of the parents – also known as Colonials Weekend 2009. Colonials Weekend often means something different for different students. Seniors, for example, might be more […]

Parent-ready museums

Washington is home to the world-famous Smithsonian Institution, but beyond the traditional attractions D.C. contains several quirky treasures showcasing everything from notebooks of a reporter who died on 9/11 to the studio used for America’s Most Wanted. The Hatchet has compiled a list of some of the best non-Smithsonian museums around the city. And hey, […]

Colonials invasion

Pom poms and cheerleaders supporting GW’s athletes will not be the only sights to behold at this year’s Colonials Invasion. The event, which will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Charles E. Smith Center, will feature much more than it usually does, including a special musical appearance from President Knapp. The official kick […]

Crime Log

Assault 10/10/09 – Off Campus – 2 a.m. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of an injured student who claimed he was beaten up by a bouncer at an unnamed night club. He told EMeRG, which later reported to officers that the student was at the club when the bouncer […]

No chorus line here

Imagine standing in the center of the room with the spotlight on you. Each person in the audience is looking at just you, waiting to be amazed. You’re sweating and your heart is fluttering as you wait for the music to begin. This is your moment. For 20 dancers in the Department of Theatre and […]

Sex Column: Let’s talk about sex … with mom and dad?

I’m pretty sure my parents know I’m having sex – as much as I can get my hands on, actually. Luckily they have never found any embarrassing sex items in my room and I would rather they don’t read my column (yes Dad, I mean you), but let’s be honest – they’re not stupid. During […]

City-wide program spruces up abandoned call boxes

A recent initiative to transform abandoned police and fire call boxes on campus into works of art is bringing creativity to the mundane. The University has two call box projects in the works. One, located at 21st and H streets, contains a collage of different pieces of art on campus, and the other, at 20th […]

Ten years later and still struggling

More than 10 years ago, the story of Matthew Shepard, a man killed in a small Wyoming town for being gay, captivated the country. On Monday, the story got a new chapter. “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later,” was performed Monday at the Lincoln Theatre and simultaneously at more than 100 theatres worldwide. The piece […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s soccer at La Salle, Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Fordham, Bronx, N.Y., Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Women’s soccer at Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo., Friday, 8 p.m. at Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, 1 p.m. Women’s volleyball at North Carolina Central, Durham, N.C., Friday, 6 p.m. at Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, 2 p.m. Men’s water […]

Student-run coffee cart set to reopen

The student-run coffee cart near Gelman Library will soon be back in business after a D.C. councilmember helped secure permission Wednesday for the cart’s owner to return to the H Street spot. Junior Simone Freeman’s coffee cart – known as Sol Café – was shut down last week after a D.C. health inspector, government investigator […]