October 28, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 22

Stories from the October 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: The joke is long over, please fix Gelman

When a GW student sets aside a Thursday night to write a paper, he or she typically has two options: Stay in the room and suffer through a roommate’s Thirsty Thursday celebration – with blaring techno music, precariously placed mixed drinks and belligerent guests – or go to Gelman. If only the right decision were […]

University mulls automating 4-RIDE

Requesting a 4-RIDE via text message may no longer be as far-fetched idea, if plans by a senior administrator move forward. University officials are moving toward a new dispatch system that would allow students to ask for a 4-RIDE vehicle not just with a phone call, but online or via text message, with hopes that […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Halloween brings out the kid in us

In my 19 years, Halloween has never let me down. From the time my parents stuffed my pumpkin costume with newspaper, to the time I defied all odds and made a Care Bear look slutty, Halloween has always been my favorite night of the year. The holiday’s greatness extends beyond candy and the excuse to […]

Men’s water polo falls to Hopkins in home finale

Mistakes can often be a hallmark of young teams, and the men’s water polo team, which features six freshmen, four sophomores and just one senior, has made its fair share. It’s been a constant point of emphasis for head coach Scott Reed for much of the season, but even he is beginning to show signs […]

Greek apparel more expensive at GW Bookstore

The GW Bookstore offers members of Greek-letter life the chance to purchase Greek-letter apparel on its website, but the bookstore’s sample inventory is small and its prices are higher than other online retailers. The bookstore began offering Greek-letter apparel on its website last fall, after former Student Association President Julie Bindelglass worked with the University […]

Sports In Brief

Myers and Wilson earn preseason A-10 honors Women’s basketball junior guard Tiana Myers, was named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 Third Team and redshirt sophomore forward Brooke Wilson was named to the preseason A-10 All-Defensive Team, the conference announced Wednesday. The conference also released its 2010-2011 preseason poll, in which the Colonials are predicted to […]

Magic lights up Mount Vernon

The lights dimly reveal the stage of the new West Hall Theater. With a smirk and a few loud claps, a man with orange pants and a brightly colored sweater takes the audience back to the innocence of childhood as the play opens on a young boy and a magical peach. 14th Grade Players presented […]

Matt Ingoglia: Criticizing the wrong issue

The story of Republican Christine O’Donnell’s candidacy for Senate in Delaware can really only be described with one word: bizarre. From her improbable primary win over longtime incumbent Mike Castle, to her now infamous views on witchcraft and masturbation, the past few months have been anything but politics as usual in the First State. Move […]

University revamps Columbian College of Arts and Sciences advising

Correction appended Incoming freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences are now assigned professional advisers to guide them through their first year at GW, a switch from the college’s past model, which was highly criticized by students in the school. Professional advisers have been used in the Elliott School of International Affairs and […]

Letter to the Editor

Libraries can’t prevent theft If you read The Hatchet Oct. 18, you may have heard about my position as the Student Liaison at The George Washington University libraries. My job, in a nutshell, is to look out for the students who use the library. In an attempt to do that, I’m asking you all to […]