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.

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 […]

Weekly Checkup: Halloween Candy

Halloween candy does not just have to be for little kids – neither do the oral hygiene problems that go along with the teeth rotting treats. Susan Haney, associate director of Student Health Service, said that the worst type of candy to eat is the kind that adheres to the teeth. These candies typically contain […]

Marine Corps Marathon a solitary journey

Senior Meagan Iosca ran hard at Sunday morning’s 32nd annual Marine Corps Marathon, her first experience running such a long, exhausting and rewarding race. This year’s Marine Corps Marathon, otherwise known as “The People’s Marathon,” started at Arlington Cemetery at 8 a.m. About 30,000 runners from around the world crossed Key Bridge into Georgetown, ran […]

Trying to confront hate

We are two of the Arab and Muslim students that attend GW and have experienced the chaos of preparing for and “countering” Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation on campus. With so many student organizations fighting for the spotlight, it seems we have lost sight of the necessity for direct action to […]

A Fabolous Invasion

GW Hatchet Video: Horowitz Speaks play_blip_movie_456903(); By far the most anticipated part of the Young America’s Foundation Islamo-Facism Awareness Week was a speech by Conservative Author David Horowitz. Horowitz used the speech to criticize the University’s treatment of conservative students and to explain the need for such an event. The speech wasn’t without drama. Horowitz […]

Students chosen as GW’s President and First Lady

Voters named Casey Pond president and Christina “Mo” Vazquez Mauricio first lady in GW’s first-ever President and First Lady Competition. The announcement was made Friday night at Colonials Invasion. The President and First Lady Competition made its debut as part of Sprit Week, which culminated in Friday night’s events at Smith Center. The competition is […]

What’s the deal with… Milk and cookies?

If you give a student a cookie, he is going to ask for a glass of milk. Then he’s probably going to want some books and maybe even a red sofa to lounge in on the sixth floor – or at least that’s what GW’s library staff would like to think. Milk and Cookies is […]

Vanderbilt adopts newspaper program started by SA at GW

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then the readership program at GW should be blushing. When members of the student governing body at Vanderbilt University heard of the Student Association-sponsored GW readership program they contacted SA leaders for advice on how to implement the program in Nashville – one that makes free copies […]