L. Ron Hubbard was no Bill Shakespeare, but here's some of his early playwriting anyway - 2017-05-26

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F347.png L. Ron Hubbard was no Bill Shakespeare, but here's some of his early playwriting anyway May 26, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Our tipster who pores through old newspaper clippings sent a message this week, barely concealing his glee. He said that scans of The University Hatchet were added online last year going back to its founding in 1904.

The Hatchet is the student newspaper at George Washington University in the District of Columbia, a school that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard attended from 1930 to 1932. He left after his sophomore year, and never got a college degree. But while he was at GW as an engineering student, he got up to numerous extracurricular activities, including flying gliders and writing for the Hatchet.

In an earlier story, we found an assessment of Hubbard's final year at GW in an investigation by the FDA:


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