August 29, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 5

Stories from the August 29, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Communicate with your Student Association

Welcome back Colonials! We wanted to let everyone know what the Student Association will be working on for the year and encourage you to help us in our efforts. This summer we’ve been busy working on initiatives such as improving career services for current students, increasing on-campus recruiting, eliminating University Counseling Center fees and revisiting […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Still not making the green grade

In the first piece I ever wrote for The Hatchet, I lamented our University’s poor green ranking in The College Sustainability Report Card. There was something so disappointing about seeing our school receive a C+ mark after hearing so much about GW’s efforts to be a sustainable school, especially from University President Steven Knapp. Four […]

Season outlook fresh for Colonials

For the women’s soccer team, the new turf on their field is a symbol of a new year. A different surface, different faces and a different start – all symbols of opportunity for the team. “One of my sophomores said it best,” head coach Tanya Vogel said. “This is a totally different place. The turf […]

Colonials earn two District wins

The volleyball team was just three points away from victory Saturday afternoon, up 22-19 in the final set, when George Mason pulled within two points of GW. The Colonials huddled on the floor, talking quickly and intently as they regrouped. It only took them a few seconds to agree upon a plan and return to […]

Writing a different course

Joe Callahan came to GW with a desire to join the Foreign Service, possibly go in to politics and eventually earn his J.D. Now he wears jeans and flip-flops to work everyday. “It’s always funny when I look back and think I was an international affairs major,” Callahan said. A 2004 graduate of the Elliott […]

Sports in Brief: Basketball adds two recruits

The men’s basketball program welcomed two new Colonials last week, when former Villanova forward Isaiah Armwood announced his intention to transfer to GW, and Episcopal High School guard Kethan Savage became the program’s first 2012-2013 recruit commitment. Armwood is the first major transfer to GW since head coach Mike Lonergan took the helm of the […]

Keith Osentoski: Student organizations should go big

Now that we’ve unpacked our bags, waved goodbye to our parents and submitted a fair share of FIXit requests, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the excitement of being on campus. Luckily for us, we have Welcome Week and Fall Fest to look forward to and, with Girl Talk headlining Fall Fest, it’s sure […]

Student dining group fights bad reputation

The top student advocate for dining is rebranding his organization as the Student Dining Board, a name change he hopes will help distance his organization from the ineffectual reputation that has dogged the group for the past two years. The group, formerly called the Student Dining Commission, was renamed this year as part of a […]

Cameras target City Hall balconies

A resident in a townhouse neighboring City Hall was unloading his groceries one August evening when a beer bottle hurled past him and shattered on the ground. That same night, a whisky bottle was flung from behind the residence hall, smashing a window at the adjacent Circle Arms Apartments. The incidents are among five cases […]