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.

Church falls victim to arson

District officials are investigating an arson that could potentially have destroyed a church near campus Tuesday morning. The basement of the Western Presbyterian Church on 24th and G streets was set ablaze for several minutes at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The D.C. Arson Task force – which consists of the Fire Department, Metropolitan Police Department, […]

Saumya Narechania: In defense of D.C.’s zone system

If you are reading this on the way to Capitol Hill by yourself and traveling by cab, you will pay $6.50 when you disembark. I know that for a fact, unless you are commuting at rush hour, it is snowing or you are carrying some baggage, in which case the fare will be slightly higher. […]

New swastika found in New Hall

Web Update Friday, Nov. 2, 9:42 p.m. @import url(; Timeline OCT. 23: Sarah Marshak, a Jewish freshman, finds a swastika drawn on the whiteboard mounted to her Mitchell Hall door. Her house proctor contacts UPD. In the next four days, two more are drawn, each progressively larger in size. Swastika drawn on door (The Hatchet, […]

Cameras help GW keep an eye on campus

Security cameras could play a roll in identifying the perpetrators of swastika drawings found across campus in the past week, highlighting the growing importance of digital surveillance on college campuses. The University Police Department is reviewing security camera footage for the swastika drawn early this week in Potomac House, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said. The […]

Alpha Kappa Psi returns to campus, holds recruitment

The coed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi held its first recruitment event this week and hopes to receive a charter from its national organization early next year. “We are currently aiming to recruit what will become the founding fathers of the GW chapter,” said Casey Pond, Alpha Kappa Psi chapter president. Pond said that potential […]

Menomena phenomenon

Since Menomena’s third album “Friend and Foe” was released in January, the Portland, Ore., based experimental indie rock band has toured extensively, with stops including the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and a multitude of cities in Europe. They return to the District Nov. 6 to play […]


In “More swastikas found on door” (Oct. 29, p. A1), The Hatchet misidentified Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) as Henry Wexler. In “Hip-hop artists say music benefits the community” (Oct. 29, p. A3), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Christina Anderson is the chair of United Nations Association. She was the chair the Bridging the Gap Conference and […]

Running of the drag queens

Men dressed as Audrey Hepburn, Pocahontas and other famous females were on full display Tuesday night at the annual high heel race in Dupont Circle. Hundreds of spectators – including D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty – gathered to see men dressed in drag sporting high heels running through the streets. More than 100 drag queens hurled […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Tree Planting on the Vern Join Casey Trees and Campaign GW for a day of tree planting on the Mount Vernon Campus. 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus Sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life Fall Film Series: Sicko Come watch Michael Moore’s latest documentary on the shortcomings of the American health care […]

What’s on our iPod: Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold’s “nu-metal” sound brings together harmonic guitar riffs with vocals that scream with emotion. Key tracks include “Almost Easy,” “Dear God,” “Afterlife” and “A Little Piece of Heaven.” The vocals offered from singer M. Shadows don’t really compare to what was done in their first album, “Waking the Fallen,” prior to Shadows tearing his […]