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.

David Ceasar: Finding responsible rhetoric

Five words. That’s what greeted GW’s early-risers on Monday morning. That’s what brought the mass media machine of our nation’s capital to Foggy Bottom. And that’s what ignited ethnic and political tension on another college campus, in the wake of serious conflict afflicting other schools in weeks past. Jewish, Muslim and Christian students with differing […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fall Film Series: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Come watch the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series starring Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman and Ralph Fiennes. Free for all GW students. Must have valid GWorld to enter. 7 to 11:45 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Mars Hill […]

Flier scandal draws media attention from across the globe

The Poster Controversy Seven students take responsibility in controversial poster campaign Conservatives call for retribution A portrait of the poster’s creators Flier scandal draws media attention from across the globe Student Association holds forum to highlight racial and religious intolerance Opinions Staff Editorial: Fliers fuel unnecessary controversy instead of healthy debate David Ceasar: Finding responsible […]

Letters to the Editor

Posters, satire aimed at Islamo-Fascism week I hope that by the time this issue of The Hatchet is printed nobody takes the anti-Muslim posters at their face value. They are not advocating hatred towards Muslims. In reality, the posters are obviously intended to attack only the Young America’s Foundation and their ultra-right philosophy. Unlike posters […]

Staff Editorial: Fliers fuel unnecessary controversy instead of healthy debate

A group of seven students posted inflammatory fliers Monday morning with the intention of spreading awareness about another student group’s upcoming event. It is unknown if they strategically played to people’s emotions or could not have fathomed the reaction across this campus, but regardless, the words and images should be condemned for their extremism. Unfortunately […]

Play Review: “Taming of the Shrew”

Web Extra Although it is one of my favorite movies from the 1990s high school teen genre, forget about comparing Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” to “10 Things I Hate About You.” We are mature college students now, and more importantly, privileged enough to be only a couple Metro stops from the D.C. Shakespeare Theatre […]

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 […]