October 31, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 23

Stories from the October 31, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Season ends with back-to-back losses for women’s soccer

When the Colonials walked away from Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Rhode Island, three collegiate soccer careers were also coming to a disappointing end. GW (5-12-2) lost both of its games this weekend 2-0, falling to Massachusetts Friday and the Rams Sunday, and failing to qualify for the A-10 tournament for the ninth-straight season. Three senior […]

Op-ed: Student first solutions to the fifth floor

With discussion about renovating the Marvin Center’s fifth floor well underway, we wanted to convey to the community the student position and philosophy on this project. There are several factors we have considered: the loss of the Fishbowl, the Marvin Center as one of the few truly student-dedicated spaces on the Foggy Bottom Campus, the […]

Volleyball falls twice to A-10 foes in Ohio

GW squared off against Xavier Friday ready to post another victory against a team they defeated last month. Tied with the Musketeers – a team they defeated Oct. 9, for third place with the A-10 – the Colonials (17-8) seemed to have the impetus they needed to post another victory. Instead, Xavier snapped GW’s five-game […]

Students rally against rising debt

The battle cry, “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Student debt has got to go!,” echoed from a crowd of students gathered on a frigid Friday afternoon in McPherson Square. More than 50 students from GW, American University, the University of Maryland at College Park and Howard University, initiated and attended a march as part of the […]

Men’s soccer nabs season’s first A-10 road wins

Entering the weekend, GW had yet to win an A-10 game on the road – and the Colonials needed a win to ensure they’d be in contention for the league tournament. After failing to score in their last three away matches, the Colonials’ offense finally found its form on the road. GW scored five goals […]

Fright night open mic

The sound of a ukulele echoed through an isolated room in Ivory Tower Friday evening. Junior Behram Riar, a business major, started off the Halloween-themed open mic night, jointly sponsored by the GW Review and Wooden Teeth, jamming on the Hawaiian instrument. Riar serenaded the audience with the twang of his ukulele, playing one original […]

Slice of Life: Lessons from Evil

It began with Marilyn Manson. One of my first college assignments was to dissect the lyrics to “The Beautiful People.” For a kid coming from a suburban high school where slapstick poet Billy Collins and artist Salvador Dalí were considered controversial, Manson’s “The Beautiful People” brought education to a whole new level. I was completely […]

Obama loan plan affects few on campus

The White House announced a new nationwide initiative last week to ease the burden of student debt by reducing interest rates and minimum payments – a move a University administrator said would affect few students. The federal program is designed to make loan repayment more manageable so potential students are not deterred from attending college […]

Students walk to raise money for HIV/AIDS

The 25th annual AIDS Walk Washington raised nearly $100,000 more than last year’s event despite rainy and cold weather Saturday morning. The charity event, hosted by the Whitman-Walker Health center, raised nearly $840,000 and attracted more than 30 students from 15 different campus organizations. “I have an uncle who has had AIDS for 15 years, […]