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.

Frank Broomell: Meeting neighbors, one party at a time

The dorm room party is a great part of life at GW and most colleges nationwide. Everyone knows that they happen, and they can be a lot of fun. While they are usually on the smaller side, they allow friends to get together before going out or have some fun when there are no big […]

Knapp: Tuition is misleading

Communicating GW’s cost is one of the greatest challenges facing the institution, University President Steven Knapp said last week in an interview with The Hatchet. GW’s high sticker price – which was the first in the country to surpass $50,000 – is deceiving, Knapp said. He added that the mainstream media ignores GW’s fixed tuition […]

Sean Redding: Time to confront GW’s price tag

Last year, with the imminent retirement of both University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt, there was much talk of fresh new leadership and a welcomed change. GW may have gotten what it wanted. The GW community saw the first solid example of this fresh new leadership at […]

Hip-hop artists say music benefits the community

More than 40 GW students and D.C. residents gathered at Jack Morton Auditorium Friday to listen to panelists support the social and political movement within the hip-hop community. The United Nations Association – a nonprofit U.N. support group – and The Hip-Hop Association – a nonprofit organization endorsing hip-hop music – hosted “Hip-Hop Ambassadors Bridging […]

GW Expat: An American’s take on postwar Germany

Bonn, Germany The year is 1945. More than 7 million German soldiers and civilians are dead. More than 15 million Germans have been expelled from former German territories, and they are now refugees. Germany is without a government and is occupied by the Allied powers. Germany’s cities and towns lie in ruins. Food is scarce. […]

Interfaith unity promoted after Horowitz speech

A few dozen students joined religious leaders Thursday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre to reflect on peace and racism in light of the tension caused by Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. The interfaith prayer service, “Pray for Peace,” followed David Horowitz’s speech on Thursday night. It was the second gathering in a series of Peace Not […]

Letters to the Editor

Letting things slide doesn’t solve anything I just read “Regaining control over reactions,” in the opinions section of The Hatchet (Oct. 25, p. 4). I believe that everyone has a right to their opinion, but some things you cannot get over. I refuse to sit here and have racism in my community and not do […]

Clothes off, curtains up

They live among us. No, not witches or zombies, but the cast of GW’s production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Each October, Forbidden Planet Productions presents the show with a cult-like following, providing the most risqué and edgy display in student theater. It seems that this show, about a couple that wanders into the […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of GW’s ups and downs. Unsure: Voting freshman in Student Association When freshman Julie Bindelglass (CCAS-U) was appointed as a voting senator in the Student Association last week, years of precedent were broken. Such an action is not an unhealthy change if a process of standardization is enacted by SA leaders […]

SA gives condoms to all

This year freshmen are not the only ones who will be able to snag free condoms in their residence halls. The Student Association is continuing its Condom Campaign by partnering with the Residence Hall Association to distribute condoms and literature on safe sex options. “We recognized the popularity of the program from last year and […]