October 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 17

Stories from the October 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Increase TV content from the classroom

After a month of blank screens, the GWTV news channel recently began broadcasting “The Source,” a news program created by a School of Media and Public Affairs class. The GWTV student organization’s members have blamed the sparse programming on inadequate University support and poor interest. A student-run television channel is a valuable resource that should […]

Weekly check up; Gay body image

“Why do all the hot guys have to be gay?” We’ve probably all heard the stereotype and these types of conversations. Some experts believe the answer to this question partially has to do with heightened awareness about body image among gay men. Trey Watkins, a graduate assistant who deals with men’s issues at Student Health […]

Gallaudet U. protests shutter school for deaf

The protest is large and the message loud, but the scene silent. The students of Gallaudet University, the nation’s only liberal arts university for the deaf and hard of hearing, did not wake up to go to class Monday morning. Instead, they roused themselves to a fifth day of shutting down the campus in protest […]

Brendan Polmer: Do I scream American?

While living here this fall, I have come to realize that there’s really no place like home. As much as I try to blend into the British culture over here, there will always be a part of me that wants to sing the “Team America: World Police” theme song (America! F*** yeah!) while riding the […]

Rwandan genocide survivor illustrates tragedy

When Rupert Bazambanza woke up in Rwanda the morning he said genocide started in 1994, people were already dead. No one knew what was going on, and most people did not even know what genocide was. “Overnight, our friends and neighbors became our enemy and wanted to kill us,” he said. After it was all […]

Sex column: Sextracurricular activities

At the onset of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. Just to […]

GW freshman in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s bachelor-of-the-year contest

Cosmopolitan Magazine will decide Tuesday between a GW freshman and 49 other finalists for their first-ever “Bachelor of the Year” award. Featured in Cosmopolitan’s “Man Hunt 2006” section in November’s issue, freshman Cory McCrummen represents South Carolina as one of the “hottest, sexiest, single dudes” in the country. The magazine will select the winner from […]

Sophomore cancer survivor raises money for childhood cancer

It was a typical spring morning last April when Reed Kavner walked into Student Health Services for what he thought was a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve. “I’d been doing some heavy lifting at my job at CNN. and I figured that was where the pain came from,” said Kavner, who at the time […]

Celebrity surprises class to promote AIDS organization

Students in an Introduction to Theater Production class had an unexpected guest speaker Thursday: actress Emmy Rossum. Rossum, who has appeared in films like “Poseidon,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “Phantom of the Opera,” has been named the celebrity ambassador of YouthAIDS and spoke with students about the organization’s goals of informing youth about the […]

Students found group to promote peace in the Middle East

Sophomore transfer student and Israeli national Adi Timor found herself in an uncomfortable situation last month at a dinner party. At the event, hosted by George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, she found herself sitting across a dinner table from a Palestinian man. Timor was surprised to hear the man, Rawhi Afhagani, […]