December 10, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 31

Stories from the December 10, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Enfranchise everyone: time to welcome reform

Instead of welcoming online voting, a handful of student leaders have chosen to make the debate about election reform a race issue. The black Student Association senators stormed out of last Tuesday’s meeting, claiming they weren’t getting enough time to talk. One senator called the executive vice president’s alleged actions racist and on Thursday the […]

Congressional hopeful returns to his alma mater

Not even last week’s snow could keep an intimate group of students, faculty and alumni from meeting at the School of Media and Public Affairs Wednesday night to honor Illinois congressional hopeful John Morris. “None of you can vote for me,” Morris told the attendees, “but I couldn’t run without coming back to where it […]

Diana Kugel: Holding on to the holidays

As people start wandering out of Starbucks clutching holiday-themed cups, and as Kogan Plaza gets its first dusting of snow, it is hard to believe that this is the same place where racial and ethnic tensions had been building so highly all semester. All of that seems to be fading rapidly into the past as […]

One-stop viral video shop

Move over YouTube – you’re not the only viral video site on the virtual block. GW graduate student Matt Silverman created Best Viral to be “the one place with all the hottest videos” and it has been ballooning in growth ever since it launched in October. Instead of clicking on a plethora of viral Web […]

Saumya Narechania: Attempting to avoid groupthink

Last week, Student Association Sen. Nick D’Addario wrote a piece on this very page describing the problem with SA elections – “slates and pseudo-political parties.” He then introduced legislation that aims to try and abandon the slate-driven politics that I, and the rest of the student body, have known for the past three years. I […]

Weekly Checkup: HIV/AIDS

It may not seem like an issue on campus, but HIV is an infection that has affected the D.C. area. Among D.C. residents, the rate of infection is about one in 20, said Susan Haney, director of outreach for Student Health Service. The extent to which the virus exists on campus is not monitored, so […]

Nude scene causes student theater strife

Claude, a young man who has been drafted to serve in the Vietnam War, stands center stage in the GW production of “Hair” as a bright light shines upon him. The audience is frozen in his thoughts as he waffles between going to war or remaining in a hippie counterculture in New York City. Six […]

Men’s Basketball: Virginia Tech runs over Colonials

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 9—This summer, former Virginia Tech point guard Nigel Munson asked to be released from his scholarship in order to transfer. Hokies head coach Seth Greenberg granted the D.C. native’s wish, under one condition: Munson could go anywhere except GW. Greenberg never publicly gave a reason for his decision, but he stuck it […]

Women’s basketball down Loyola Marymount for third-straight win

Web Update Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:20 p.m. After a early-season rough patch, the No. 22 GW women’s basketball team looks as if it is returning to the dominating play most expected. In a 85-46 drubbing of Loyola Marymount University Tuesday afternoon at Smith Center, junior Antelia Parrish returned after missing a month due to a […]

Ambassador talks drugs

The Colombian Ambassador to the United States touted the country’s improvement in fighting crime and boosting the economy in a speech Thursday evening at Marvin Center. Carolina Barco, Colombia’s ambassador since 2002, described the drug trade as an international issue that must be addressed throughout the world, not a problem specific to her country “We […]