October 22, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 19

Stories from the October 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Expat: Hungary in Translation

BUDAPEST, Hungary We were late. Thanks to our reliance on a single cell phone with a faulty battery, my flatmates and I slept in for far too long and had to skip breakfast in our rush to get out the door to make the boat to Visegrad, a historical town north of Budapest. Sprinting by […]

Peace for the Middle East

Junior Adi Timor grew up living very close to Palestinians, but it wasn’t until she came to study in Washington that she actually met one. Timor, who was born and raised in Israel, met Rawhi Afaghani, a Palestinian who grew up in the West Bank, at a conflict resolution workshop at George Mason University. At […]

Sex Column: “Measuring what matters”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. I’ve heard it so many times. At parties, on the way to the gym, eating carry out with my […]

Young and the faithful

Staying hip isn’t always easy, especially when you are a 2,000-year-old religion on a college campus. To keep students interested, a few religious organizations – such as the Jewish Student Association – are attempting to preserve an old world practice, while adding a touch of new world flavor. “One of our priorities is taking a […]

Weekly Checkup: Confronting the Cold

With the winter season comes shorter days, colder winds and a whole new assortment of health issues to go along with it such as dry skin, breathing problems and even depression. Often times the cold weather might not be what causes illness, but it can be the way people live during the winter months that […]

Grassroots movement goes off-campus

GW students have many different ways to spend a weekend. When going to parties, exploring the city, or studying, there is rarely a dull moment. Yet almost every weekend some students choose to cram onto buses, drive for hours and sleep on school gym floors, just to knock on the doors of hundreds of strangers. […]

Protest disrupts District

Protesters cheered, danced, kicked and screamed during the marches against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this weekend, which left at least one person injured. On Friday night more than 200 people, dressed in black, gathered at Washington Circle. The Metropolitan Police Department brought an equal number of officers to accompany the protesters in […]

Jumping jitters

As a junior in college feeling the pressure of an intense course load and approaching midterms, the annual urge to do something that would take my mind off it all came like clockwork. Weekend socializing and late-night monument tours just were not cutting it for me anymore. A friend and I sat down one day […]

Drunk driver plows through fence near GW Hospital

A drunk driver crashed into the pedestrian mall near the Foggy Bottom Metro station early Friday morning, narrowly missing a large statue of George Washington. No one was hurt in the incident, and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence, according to a police report. The driver was 27-year-old Song Yoo, a GW […]