October 11, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 16

Stories from the October 11, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Joe Laliberte: Debating the drinking age

When anyone in America reaches the age of 18, they are legally considered an adult. They are officially responsible enough to open a business, get married, smoke cigarettes, vote and go to war. Yet until they turn 21, they are apparently still not mature enough to have a drink at a restaurant with friends or […]

Leaders: Addressing prejudice after controversy

The writers are Azra Ali Hyder, president of the GW Muslim Students’ Association, Deena Elmaghrabi, vice’ president of GW Muslim Students’ Association, Nouf Bazaz, president of the Islamic Alliance for Justice, Tarek al-Hariri, president of the GW Peace Forum, and Christina Hawatmeh, representative of the Arab Student Association. Earlier this week, the George Washington campus […]

Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussair drum it up at Lisner

It would be a mistake to judge the Global Music Project on its Grateful Dead pedigree. Though organized by former Dead drummer Mickey Hart, the world music performance appearing at Lisner Auditorium would appeal more to students of ethnomusicology than to students of Jerry Garcia. This does not mean, that only someone who can tell […]

Niketa Brar: The value of a true education

There are few things I can count on with more certainty than Christmas and President George W. Bush’s follies. One of them is that mood that strikes me every semester – the motivation I feel as I prepare myself for three and a half months of real, grueling work. Every September and January, like a […]

Author David Sedaris speaks at Lisner

A man approaches the podium at the center of the stage. He has a slight build, crooked teeth, thinning hair and is dressed like your garden-variety office worker – khaki slacks, dress shirt, generic tie. But this isn’t just any man. This is bestselling author David Sedaris and he is approaching the microphone in front […]

“Admission of responsibility”

This letter was sent in an e-mail to The Hatchet Tuesday night. Dear President Knapp, Students, and GW Community, We hereby take responsibility for the flyering incident that occurred on Monday morning. This creative political action was part of a rich American tradition of raising awareness, in this case, about Islamophobia. We exposed the upcoming […]

GW performs six student-written plays as part of “New Plays Festival”

Normally, GW’s department of theatre and dance stages works are penned by the likes of Neil Simon, Shakespeare and other playwrights. This year, the department is trying something a little bit different. The “New Plays Festival,” the first production of the 2007-2008 season, features six original plays by GW students. In its first year, the […]

“Into the Wild” movie review

Based on Jon Krakauer’s novel and adapted by Oscar winning actor Sean Penn, “Into the Wild” recounts the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch from “The Girl Next Door”) who, after graduating with honors from Emory University, abandoned his predetermined life amid society to commence on a self-proclaimed aesthetic voyage to Alaska, his purest […]

Around the world in 8 restaurants

Key $- A meal is $10 or less $$- A meal is $10 to $20 $$$- A meal is more than $20 Dukem Restaurant $$ 1114 U St. N.W. If you are in the mood for an informal family setting, Dukem Restaurant, located next to the Cardpzo U Street Metro station, is the place to […]

Bar Belle: Tom Tom’s

Tom Tom’s2333 18th St. N.W. Have you ever noticed how ironic it is that there’s an “us” in U.S.A.? If there is one thing I’ve learned growing up in this country, it’s to look out for number one (yourself) and develop your independence. Team America may exist, but in the 2007 environment, Team Individuality is […]