November 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 22

Stories from the November 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Book Review: Stephen Colbert’s “I Am America (And So Can You!)”

Web Extra “I want you to know that this is the first book I’ve ever written, and I hope it’s the first book you’ve ever read.” So begins Stephen Colbert’s “I Am America (And So Can You!)” This satirical book is written in the vein of “The Colbert Report” and follows in Jon Stewart’s footsteps, […]

Halloween: Party in the precinct: MPD-style

A lot of people think police stations are scary, but on Wednesday they got a whole lot scarier. On Halloween night, Metropolitan Police Department officers transformed the Second District station into a haunted house for local children. Officers traded in their traditional blue uniforms for witch and monster costumes to entertain kids walking through the […]

Viva Voce Lives Long and Prospers

Web Extra Viva Voce, the indie rocker duo from Alabama, opened for Jimmy Eat World Tuesday night at 9:30 Club in front of a sold out audience. Formed by husband and wife duo Anita and Kevin Robinson, the band is touring for the ninth time this year in support of their latest studio effort, a […]

Fukuyama talks politics

Francis Fukuyama, famed scholar of political and economic development, told a packed Elliott School auditorium, that developing countries need a comprehensive strategy and an involved public sector to be successful. Cynthia Berning, the president of the Organization for International Development, introduced Fukuyama and described him as an integral part of every international affairs class. Author […]

Hobbs disappointed with team’s progress

GW Hatchet Video: Predicting the Season play_blip_movie_463983(); We took a chance to chat with students, staff members, area businesses and alumni about their predictions for how well the Colonials will do this season. By and large, everyone thinks the team will repeat the successes from recent years. Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game against the University […]

An eighth swastika found overnight in Mitchell

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) […]

Colonials ranked No. 13 in preseason poll

The women’s basketball team is ranked No. 13 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, the highest the team has ever been ranked in a preseason poll. The Colonials finished last season ranked 11th after a Sweet Sixteen loss to North Carolina in the NCAA tournament. The Colonials face two teams this season that are ranked […]

This month in live music

Now that midterms are over, there is really no excuse for missing out on the great shows coming to D.C. this November. We all know that the only real way to kick off the month is the Van Halen way, as it seems the classic rock gods have patched things up with frontman David Lee […]

Staff Editorial: Inflammatory acts must be addressed

As much as the topic of race and tolerance has been exhausted recently on our campus, the past week has seen an increase in tensions fueled by the appearance of swastikas at several locations on campus. While it is not yet known who is guilty of this vandalism or the circumstances surrounding it, it is […]

Andrew Alberg: BoSox fan apathetic in victory

The Boston Red Sox, my favorite baseball team, won the World Series Monday night and to be honest, I did not care. Still don’t. I watched the games half-heartedly and played video games between pitches. Winning my game of FIFA meant more to me than a group of 25 people I have never met winning […]