October 15, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 17

Stories from the October 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Now is the time for tolerance, community cohesiveness

Since the beginning of the 2007 academic year, a seemingly inexplicable wave of racism and hatred has swept institutions across the country. And as the GW community harshly learned last week, not only can an instance of intolerance happen anywhere, the repercussions can be far larger than anyone imagined or intended. From Jena, La., to […]

Men’s soccer outlasts rival Richmond in A-10 opener

The GW men’s soccer team won yet another close game, this time beating Richmond on senior Greg McKay’s goal less than eight minutes into overtime. McKay’s highlight-worthy goal broke a scoreless tie and induced a mobbing from his teammates. The game was GW’s fourth overtime win this year and its fourth win in its last […]

Professors get Facebook profiles to enhance classes

With 97 members, five wall posts and two posted items from YouTube, the “Chad Rector’s Political Science 003 Alums” Facebook group does not seem out of the ordinary, except that the group’s creator is Rector, an assistant professor in the political science department. “If it hadn’t been for Facebook going corporate I wouldn’t ever have […]

Letters to the Editor

Denouncing discrimination As an alumnus I am disturbed by the developments at GW concerning the demonization of Islam on campus by a few ignorant students who appear to expressing a form of bigotry that is both juvenile and uninformed. I am not referring to the students who posted the now-infamous fliers about hating Muslims last […]

Video gaming goes beyond students’ dorms

When senior Tom Lotito came home for Christmas from a semester studying abroad in Japan, he found that his mom and sister were wishing for the same Christmas present that he wanted – the newly released Nintendo Wii. For Lotito, the president of the Nintendo Players Union on campus, getting a Wii was a no-brainer, […]

Zenk double-dips for GW’s squads

When he was four years old, David Zenk’s mother took him to get swimming lessons because she was afraid that he would drown. Seventeen years later, Zenk’s is doing more than just staying afloat. As a junior, Zenk stars for both GW’s men’s swimming and water polo teams. Last year, he led the water polo […]

Kogan Plaza coffee cart keeps students up

More than 10 years ago, Naceur Negra noticed a shortage of good coffee in Washington. A native of Tunisia, where coffee and tea are rich and flavorful elements of society, Negra said he knew something was missing when one could only find good coffee at hotels and restaurants, where it would just “sit on top […]

For GW group, campus is an obstacle course

When looking for a hobby some people pick up reading or knitting, but junior Binny Seth, president of the GW Parkour, prefers spending his time jumping from rooftops and back flipping onto the ground. Parkour is the art of moving from one point to another in the most efficient way possible. Parkour is meant to […]

Varsity Roundup, Scoreboard

Scoreboard Volleyball No. 14 Dayton, L, 3-0Xavier, L, 3-0 Women’s soccer Charlotte, L, 3-0St. Louis, L, 1-0 Women’s swimming Navy Pod Meet, third of four Men’s swimming Navy Pod Meet, third of four Men’s cross country Carnegie Mellon Invitational, third of 20 Women’s cross country Carnegie Mellon Invitational, third of 20 Men’s soccer Richmond, W, […]

GW Expat: Voyage to Oktoberfest

MUNICH, GERMANY The German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported that this year was a record breaker for the 174-year-old Oktoberfest with 6.2 million visitors consuming nearly 1.8 million gallons of beer in only 16 days. I am proud to say that I was part of the team of visitors that made this year’s success possible. Ever […]