October 29, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 21

Stories from the October 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students work philanthropy fashion show

Fashion, it turns out, is a fighter. As GW senior Catherine Pitcher walked down a lighted runway in a champagne-colored dress on Friday night, she was fighting poverty at the same time. Pitcher was one of several GW students working both behind the scenes and modeling at the Fashion Fights Poverty show, an event designed […]

Vet blasts military racism

Veteran of the Iraq War and graduate student Adam Kokesh spoke about racism plaguing the war and the American military at a speech at Marvin Center Friday. Kokesh was one of the students who claimed responsibility three weeks ago for hanging posters designed to mock Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, a conservative event. The posters, which many […]

More swastikas found 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) […]

Double the condom trouble

If “Sex and the City” character Carrie Bradshaw were real, she would probably have to spend more time in a health clinic for herpes treatment than shopping in Bergdorf’s for Manolo Blahniks – or at least that’s what psychiatrist Miriam Grossman said. Grossman, author of the book “Unprotected,” used the pop culture reference at a […]

Facilities, cost deter students to SEAS

Things have gotten so rough at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, students are essentially working in stairwells, University President Steven Knapp told the Board of Trustees last week. Old facilities, a weak reputation and declining enrollment has caused the school to announce plans to increase the size of its freshman class by about […]

California students keep connected

Almost 3,000 miles from home, where ash is in the air and fire continues to burn in the nearby hills, Californians say the hardest part of the past few days has been the distance. To keep in touch and stay informed on the play-by-play back home, students said they use their cell phones to talk […]

A streetcar named Desire parks near campus

A historic New Orleans streetcar parked itself a few blocks from campus as a symbol of the Garden District’s resilience Friday. The 47-foot-long streetcar, named Desire, sat on the corner of 14th and E streets as a reminder from the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau that the best way to support the city […]

Loss drops GW to .500

Entering its Sunday match-up with nationally ranked Saint Louis, the GW men’s soccer team knew a win would not come easy. The Colonials managed to keep the Billikens quiet for a half but gave up three unanswered second half goals and lost 3-1. Junior Joachim Walker was the first to score – striking in the […]

Colonials Invasion: Joltin’ Joe

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown does the “Soulja Boy” dance during Friday night’s Colonials Invasion.

Women’s soccer eliminated

The GW women’s soccer game against Saint Joseph’s Sunday was its last home game of the season and, as a result, Senior Day. The departing players did not disappoint, as two of them scored in the Colonials 3-1 win, but the win was not enough to prevent the team’s elimination from the Atlantic 10 tournament. […]