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.

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 […]

Sports Calendar

Oct. 26 Women’s Soccer Temple, 12 p.m., Mount Vernon Men’s Soccer Charlotte, 3 p.m., Mount Vernon Men’s Squash Georgetown, 4:30 p.m., Health and Wellness Center Women’s & Men’s Swimming Catholic w/ American, 5 p.m., Catholic Volleyball La Salle, 7 p.m., Philadelphia Oct. 27 Cross Country Atlantic 10 Championships, 10 a.m., Philadelphia Volleyball Temple, 1 p.m., […]

Men’s basketball on display at open practice

GW Hatchet Video: Open Practice The GW men’s basketball team held their annual open practice in the Smith Center on Tuesday afternoon. The event let Coach Karl Hobbs show off his new players and veterans to the assembled crowd. Basketball season kicks off Wednesday October 31 against the University of the District of Columbia. Fans, […]

Humane Society attorney addresses dogfighting in Law School speech

Web Extra Representatives of the Humane Society announced a new program to offer $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter, during a speech in the Law School Monday. Michael Vick, the Atlanta Falcons football star who pled guilty to federal dogfighting charges this summer, has put “a public face on […]

Fearmongering, Hollywood-style

Fear is a very real and motivating force in the lives of Americans. If the color on the rainbow chart of terror alert changes, we think twice about flying. A bomb goes off in the London Underground, and suddenly London and Kabul become indistinguishable. President George W. Bush and crew have long been criticized for […]

New restaurant Le Pain Quotidien opens in Georgetown

Boldly printed at the top of their menu, Le Pain Quotidien’s motto reads as follows: “The idea behind Le Pain Quotidien is simply to make a good daily bread, a handmade bread that makes good tartines. Bread not only to nourish the body, but the spirit as well. A bread best shared around a table, […]

Institute for Middle East Studies holds inaugural event

Web Extra The Institute for Middle East Studies held its inaugural event at the Elliott School last week with a discussion on perceptions and misperceptions among United States and Middle Eastern media. Marc Lynch, a GW professor of political science, moderated a panel discussion between Hafez Mirazi, former host of From Washington on Al Jazeera, […]

Bar Belle: M St. Anarchy

With midterms finally over, I was looking forward to a stress-free and relaxing weekend – even the Bar Belle can use a break every once in a while. Unfortunately, tranquil was a term far from the minds of several who protested the IMF and World Bank on Oct. 19. The so-called neo-liberalists approached the M […]