November 29, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 28

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

Bar Belle: Bourbon

With all the mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, bean casserole and pumpkin pie stuck in my stomach from Thanksgiving, I wasn’t sure if alcohol would be able to affect my blood for the next month. Yet as luck would have it, another birthday rose to the occasion this past weekend and I knew I would have […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Free Student HIV Testing Get a free HIV test as part of World AIDS Day. Know your status! 12 to 3 p.m. Marvin Center Rooms 413 and 414 Sponsored by Student Health and the Student Global AIDS Campaign Friday 2007 Latino Leadership Summit Come to this gathering of Latino leaders and advocates for the […]

Andrew Clark: Religion remains relevant

On Fox News I recently learned that the school district in Kern County, California was holding a vote on whether or not to strip away copies of the original Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights from school classrooms because they contained references to religion and God. While most people probably raised an eyebrow […]

J Street task force formed

Students who are unsatisfied with GW’s dining options have a new way to voice their concerns. University President Steven Knapp formed a commission this month to more effectively address student concerns regarding dining options at J Street. The commission, which met for the first time Monday, includes members from the general student body, the Student […]

$5-$10-$20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Stay on campus and head to Lisner Downstage for some student theater. This weekend, Generic Theatre Company is putting on “Amadeus,” the story of Mozart’s unfortunate involvement with a rival composer. Next week, get in touch with your hippie side at a performance of HAIR, Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of the […]

Journalists criticize Bush administration’s secrecy

Past and present White House correspondents discussed the media’s role in the current presidency before a packed house at the National Press Club for Monday night’s edition of the Kalb Report. Former CBS anchor Dan Rather, NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory, David Sanger of The New York Times and Helen Thomas of Hearst […]

Saumya Narechania: How is GW doing on important issues?

With December and January coming up, I am reminded of how content Americans can be with broken systems. I am not only talking about the primaries that are fast approaching or the BCS scheme that makes as much sense to most people as Sen. Trent Lott makes to Markos Moulitsas. The problem exists on a […]

Fenty praises Obama candidacy

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty compared his campaign strategies to those of presidential candidate and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at a speech at GW Law School Wednesday. “Simple issues of jobs, housing and education are important to focus on because then we have a general connection to the average voter,” Fenty said. He said a new […]

“Juno”: not just a city in Alaska

From her kitchen in Minneapolis, Diablo Cody – blogger, college graduate and former stripper – was skeptical when a man claiming to be a Hollywood producer told her she was funny and should write a screenplay. “Initially I was like, yeah right, who is this guy?” laughs Cody at a recent screening of her film, […]

4-RIDE van causes crash

A 4-RIDE van carrying two students crashed into another vehicle on 23rd Street early Tuesday morning. The van crashed immediately after picking up two students at Ivory Tower while making a U-turn on 23rd Street, said seniors Mark Doumba and Jeremiah Burke, the passengers. There were no injuries reported. “He had just picked us up […]