October 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 13

Stories from the October 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

International exchange students experience GW

Nineteen-year-old sophomore David Apelbaum lives in Mitchell Hall, participates in the student organization STAND and is taking classes in history and international affairs. When the school year ends in the spring Apelbaum will go home like most students, only for Apelbaum, home is in Paris. While studying abroad is a popular path for many GW […]

Comedian Stephen Colbert to perform at Lisner Auditorium Oct. 19

“Truthiness” is coming to GW. Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, will discuss his new book “I Am America (And So Can You!)” at Lisner Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in an event sponsored by the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. After the talk, the comic news pundit […]

Fabolous to headline Colonial Invasion

Fabolous, the New York rapper, will perform at Colonial Invasion Oct. 26, the Student Association’s executive vice president confirmed Sunday evening. As of Sunday evening, GW had not yet received a signed contract from the rapper. Colonial Invasion, to be held at Smith Center, is GW’s version of midnight madness – a nation-wide tradition that […]

GW alum stars in ABC’s new primetime show

Picture this: A 20-something comedian, who happens to be a GW alumnus, pursues a comedy career in Chicago. Producers for a new ABC sitcom fly out to convince him to sign on for their show. Not long thereafter, he moves to Los Angeles, briefly crashes at the home of a Victoria Secret model and a […]

Minister talks small states

The foreign minister of Liechtenstein spoke about multilateral organizations and whether small states – such as Liechtenstein – can play a role in global issues at the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday. Claudia Fritsche and Roland Marxer, Liechtenstein’s ambassadors to the United States and United Nations respectively, joined Rita Kieber-Beck – the foreign minister […]

Tuition dollars fund expansion

As the University embarks on some of the most expensive building projects in its history, it is increasingly reliant on tuition dollars to fund that expansion – something University President Steven Knapp said he would like to alleviate. Last year tuition represented 56 percent of the total operating budget, almost 20 percent higher than other […]

Under the covers: “The art of approaching”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you two anonymous columnists – a guy and a girl – to report on sex at GW. This week Samson’s on top. Next week Delilah gets her turn. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. Perhaps the […]

The college mattress-off: single versus double beds

Jessica Gordon, a freshman living in a Madison double, falls out of her dorm bed sometimes. Gordon is not alone with her qualms about life with a twin bed. Freshman Brianna Sacks, also accustomed to a queen bed, said, “It would be nice to have more space to move around.” GW is the only school […]

Story Time: It’s a Big Big World

Media Credit: Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer Snook, from the PBS children’s show “It’s a Big Big World” entertains kids at the National Book Festival on the National Mall Saturday.

Student fashionista designs new threads

Music will blast, models will strut and junior Monet Flowers’ clothing line, Umami, will make its debut on the streets of GW. Or at least, that’s what Flowers said she is planning. Flowers’ fashion line is called Umami: The Fifth Sense, deriving its meaning from a Japanese concept that suggests that your taste buds actually […]