November 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 26

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

WEB EXTRA: Trimming the Fat: “Fast Food Nation” addresses

I don’t remember a negative discourse about fast food growing up, certainly not one approaching the campaigns about the “evils” of smoking. Then, in 2001, journalist Eric Schlosser wrote “Fast Food Nation.” Though I’ve never read the book, I recall hearing about the impact it would have on my friends who did, it making them […]

WEB EXTRA: Documentary presents child armies in Uganda

About 50 students screened a documentary about conscripted child armies in northern Uganda in the Marvin Center Sunday to raise awareness and money for preventing it. The documentary, “Invisible Children,” sparked the creation of a national organization that encourages college campus’ nationwide to show the film and take donations. GW’s chapter of the national organization […]

School for rock and roll

The first thing I noticed about this group at their show at Velvet Lounge was how much musical clout they have while only playing three instruments. Jukebox the Ghost is a trio comprised of drummer Jesse Kristin, guitarist and vocalist Tommy Siegel and keyboardist and vocalist Ben Thornewill — all seniors in their first semester […]

WEB UPDATE: No. 25 GW women slip past Arizona

  COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 17- Heading into the BTI Classic Nov. 17 here at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center, it appeared as though the No. 25 GW women’s basketball team’s (ESPN/USA Today) toughest opponent would be No. 1 Maryland (AP/USA Today), the defending national champions, whom the squad would face on Sunday. The […]

WEB EXTRA: Congressman speaks about conflict in African nations

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.) spoke to a crowd of more than 100 students and guests Tuesday evening in the Elliot School of International Affairs about indigenous approaches to conflict prevention, management and resolution of violence among people of African nations. Payne is a Ranking Member of the House International Relations Committee’s sub-Committee on […]

Youtube draws students for use in extracurricular activities

Students are increasingly flocking to YouTube – a popular video-sharing Web site developed last year – as a means to promote extracurricular activities. YouTube was founded by friends and former Paypal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in San Bruno, Calif., and today the Web site offers visitors about 100 million videos per […]

WEB UPDATE: After scare, GW pulls away from Longwood

  Maybe GW head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs expected something out of Longwood University’s basketball team that others did not. After Tuesday night’s game against Dartmouth, a reporter was cut off by Hobbs mid-sentence while asking about the GW men’s basketball team’s game against Providence College Nov. 26. “When we play Longwood (Friday), we’ll […]

SA passes election act amid questions of constitutionality

At least one Student Association senator has already questioned the constitutionality of new rules passed Tuesday for this year’s SA, Marvin Center Governing Board and Program Board elections. The Senate passed the Joint Elections Committee Charter Act with little opposition Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. The JEC charter, which outlines the rules for the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday GW Band Presents: Transcription Conniption This fall concert will showcase orchestral pieces transcribed for band, and will feature the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. 6 to 8 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Sponsored by GW Bands Free Friday DanceWorks Fall 2006 A semi-annual modern dance concert featuring choreography and performance by GW students, faculty and guest […]