October 25, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 20

Stories from the October 25, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: College journalists deserve equitable shield rights

The world of journalism in this country is on the verge of seeing a major breakthrough in the form of the first federal shield law, or legislation that protects journalists from being forced to reveal their sources. While most states and the District of Columbia already have their own specific shield laws in place, the […]

Swastika drawn on door

Related articles: New swastika found in New Hall (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 9:42 p.m.) Racial slur found on New Hall door (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 9:51 p.m.) FBI called in to assist with swastika investigation (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 5:10 a.m.) News Analysis: What is a hate crime? (The Hatchet, Nov. 1) […]

Brendan Polmer: An open letter to the RIAA

Dear Recording Industry Association of America, So, this is awkward. I remember a time when I was pretty good friends with you guys. I’ve bought records my entire life and still do to this day. But now that you’re suing my fellow students at GW, I feel betrayed, sickened and angry. I really think that […]

Carter calls for Mid East Peace

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attended the screening of a movie documenting his recent book tour at the headquarters of the Motion Picture Association of America Tuesday night. After the screening of “Jimmy Carter Man From Plains,” which documents 15 days on Carter’s book tour for “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” the former president addressed a […]

Knee injury to sideline King for exhibition, season opener

Sophomore point guard Travis King will miss the men’s basketball team’s exhibition game Oct. 31 and the first game of the regular season Nov. 10 while recovering from a fractured kneecap suffered during a pickup game this summer. The New Haven, Conn., native said Wednesday in a phone interview with The Hatchet that he plans […]

Andrew Clark: Regaining control over reactions

It is no secret that this past month has seen a recent string of random and isolated hate crimes across the country. From the reporting of the noose incident in the schoolyard in Jena, La., to anti-Semitic graffiti and the hanging of a noose at Columbia University, to the prospective installation of security cameras and […]

MPD to fine jaywalkers

Cross the street at a crosswalk, or you might get a ticket. The University Police Department announced this week it is working with Metropolitan Police to enforce jaywalking laws around campus. The law enforcement agencies are calling the initiative a “pedestrian safety wave,” and plan to increase police presence on streets around campus. Jaywalking refers […]

Water polo: Colonials lose sixth straight

Up 12-7 early in the third quarter, the men’s water polo team appeared to be in good shape during Tuesday night’s game against Johns Hopkins at Smith Center. But when things were looking good they simultaneously started to unravel. The Blue Jays scored nine straight goals and allowed the Colonials just one, winning the game […]

Letters to the Editor

Democrats, Republicans not sole political homes This letter is in response to Jessica Yegar’s column in the previous edition of The Hatchet (Oct. 22, pg. A4), wherein she asserted that there was no moderate political organization on campus. I encourage the readers of The Hatchet to reject the “right-left” paradigm that we, as Americans, have […]

Famous wax museum opens D.C. branch

Web Extra There is only one place in D.C. where you can sit next to Rosa Parks on a bus. Once you take your seat on the bus, voices shout at you and imaginary hands pound the back of your seat. Parks remains calm – because she is made of wax. The world-famous Madame Tussauds […]