October 3, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 15

Stories from the October 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Monday Invisible Children Screening Watch “Rough Cut, ” the movie that started the movement, and listen to a special guest from Uganda share his story about Africa’s longest war. Funger Hall, Room 108 – 7 p.m. Tuesday Creating Cover Letters Stop by Career Services for tips on creating the best cover letter. Lunch will be […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Oktober

Oktoberfest, the 16-day festival held every year in Munich, is a long-standing tradition of the fall season. In Germany, patrons fill their mugs with beer, and dine on bratwurst, sausage and every other kind of meat you can laden down with a wide array of condiments, all while donning the traditional German fashion staple – […]

GW takes the pool at American

The Colonials took the pool Friday afternoon determined to start their season strong. Their yellow caps rocketed back and forth across the pool, fighting to emerge victorious among the field of six teams. Before the pools finally emptied at American University’s Bender Sports Arena, GW would rack up six total first place event finishes in […]

GW men’s soccer bested on the road by overtime goal

It took fewer than 90 seconds of overtime for the Colonials to lose the game they had spent the previous 90 minutes battling to win. GW (2-4-2) took a deadlocked game past regulation time Saturday night, before ultimately falling victim to the Wofford Terriers, just over a minute after the overtime period began. The goal, […]

Staff Editorial: Refocusing Student Association goals

With unparalleled access to administrators, the Student Association president and executive vice president are tasked with keeping a close ear to student issues and engaging with the University’s top officials on ways to improve campus life. The duo should identify tough-to-tackle student issues early on and spend the year working closely with administration to remedy […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Who gets the imaginary kids?

It’s taken me some time, and a fair amount of research, but I finally have my three kids’ first and middle names picked out, and a fourth set just for accidental purposes. I’ll be the first to admit that yes, I am a crazy female. But we all think about future careers and our future […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: A breath of fresh, clean air

When I walk out of Gelman Library, I first heave a sigh of relief. Then I let out a small gag. As smoke fills my lungs, I have, even momentarily, felt as though I was sucking down a cigarette. While I don’t have anything against smokers, I do not want to be threatened with secondhand […]

Colonials defeat Charlotte to earn first A-10 victory

After losing five of their last six games on the road, the Colonials returned home to the Smith Center determined to win. There’s a comfort level that comes with playing at home, head coach Amanda Ault said, one she thinks is reflected in her team’s play. GW (12-5) seemed to agree, posting a 3-1 victory […]

Letter to the Editor: The solution isn’t to ‘grow up,’ it’s to speak up

I would like to respond to the letter to the editor, “Complaining about construction” (Sept. 26, Page 4). While the letter raises fair points about recognizing the long-term benefits of campus development efforts, it does not do justice to the value and power of the feedback process. The construction of the Science and Engineering Hall, the Law Learning Center […]