October 14, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 18

Stories from the October 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Divas of soul shake up Lisner

Two divas of soul, Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples, hit the Lisner Auditorium stage Saturday and brought down the house with their big voices and even bigger personalities. LaVette opened the night singing and shimmering, giving what she described as a “tawdry display” of butt-shaking as she performed songs from her new album. At 65, […]

Hogan ready for run at NCAA Championships

It’s difficult to top a season that included winning the Atlantic 10 Championship meet, placing 27th in the NCAA national meet, being named Atlantic 10 Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year and becoming GW’s first-ever All-American cross-country runner. That’s what senior Megan Hogan did last season, and it’s what she’ll try to top this […]

Staff Editorial: GWorld 2.0 should learn from the past

On any given day, a typical GW student will use their GWorlds multiple times at various locations. But when students log onto GWorld 2.0 online to check their GWorld balances at the end of the day, they no longer have the ability to see the locations of individual purchases. The recent instances of vendors overcharging […]

Haug returns to goal for GW

After a barrage of early-season injuries left the men’s soccer team scrambling for goalkeepers, head coach George Lidster turned to a familiar face – senior Erik Haug. Haug, who started in goal for the Colonials last season, had opted to leave the team this season and turn his focus toward a business internship this fall, […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Give G-Dub students a diner

To all of the budding entrepreneurs and restaurateurs scattered around Foggy Bottom, I have a request: Give GW a diner. I know it seems surprising. I mean, why would anyone call for another restaurant near campus when GW is plagued by so many other pressing issues? Well, a GW diner would actually be a creative […]

Crime Log

Assault 10/04/10 – 10:32 a.m. Location: Foggy Bottom Metro station – Case closedThe University Police Department responded to a report of a subject harassing people as they exited the Foggy Bottom Metro station. Upon arrival, officers observed that the subject’s arm was bleeding. He stated he was cut while asking people for help and was […]

Matt Ingoglia: Alternative solutions for Ivory Tower

The number of broken ceiling tiles littering the hallways of Ivory Tower seems to be multiplying with each passing weekend, far outnumbering the potential solutions to this problem. It is clear that both the University and most GW students would like this behavior to end. Sadly, last week’s e-mail from Residential Property Management announcing that […]

Obama encourages midterm mobilization

The 2008 election was the beginning, not the end, of the journey for voters who were energized by President Barack Obama’s victory two years ago, the president told an audience in the Marvin Center Tuesday night. For the third time since he assumed the presidency in 2009, Obama made his way to the Foggy Bottom […]

Fear in the hearts of many

He will never be the next Timothy Treadwell, because Stephen Colbert is scared. Terrified, in fact. And he wants everyone to be, too. “I don’t think it’s possible to rally for sanity,” Colbert said Friday. “I don’t think its possible to get excited about moderate behavior. that’s why I’m offering fear as something to get […]

GWorld 2.0 makes fraud difficult to identify

Curtis Davis was checking his GWorld balance when the sophomore noticed something was wrong. A $204.95 charge was on his account, one he did not make. “I usually remember where I use my GWorld,” Davis said. “When I saw there was the $200 charge, I knew I didn’t spend that.” He went to the GWorld […]