September 25, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 12

Stories from the September 25, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor: Slice of ignorance

Slice of ignorance I was deeply offended by the Slice of Life column (“Got drunk? Who’s to blame?” Sept. 22, p. 6). If the author wanted to write a piece comparing drinking habits in Europe to binging on U.S. campuses, blaming rape victims seems a rather odd and inappropriate way to do it. When will […]

Melissa Meyer: Keeping GW quirky

Apparently the hippo never was in any real danger, but the outburst of support for the beloved water mammal last week showed exactly what it means to the entire GW community, both in Foggy Bottom and scattered around the country. The hippo is but a small figure in the larger picture of GW, yet its […]

Bloggers discuss state of journalism at Jack Morton

Web Extra Bloggers gathered in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday night to debate the quality of their journalism. The panelists from, National Review Online, The American Spectator and Barron’s agreed that the credibility of blogs varied widely. Now that millions of Americans read and comment on political blogs, the assembled bloggers said people should […]

Women’s soccer grabs third straight win

For three years, Kerry Philbin has been one of the top offensive players on GW’s women’s soccer team. This season, she had yet to find the back of the net – but she picked a pretty good time to break that drought on Tuesday. Philbin tallied the game’s only score with four minutes left to […]

Diana Kugel: Please, no more politics!

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I am sick of politics. There, I said it! I realize that on this extremely politically active campus, by making this declaration, I may as well be announcing that I hate puppies and world peace too. But something tells me that I probably am not the […]

Sororities recruit 336

A sea of colors and a flood of cheers engulfed University Yard Tuesday evening, as more than 300 women united with their sororities for the first time. Although different colored shirts divided the sororities, the crowd was united in celebration as they mingled with their new sisters only minutes after receiving bids. “I am really […]

Donning buff and blue, a long way from home

GW men’s soccer player Luke Wildy’s first visit to the United States coincided with a few other firsts: his first class at GW, his first team practice and his first Atlantic 10 award. The British player is one of many foreign students who have been recruited to play for GW. Athletes representing the Colonials come […]

$1 million raised for arena upgrade

Slightly more than $1 million in donations has been secured so far for renovations to the Smith Center, project director Dan Rocha said Tuesday. Fundraising began earlier this year after the University announced in February that the Charles E. Smith and Robert H. Smith families, along with Robert and Arlene Kogod, had donated $10 million […]

Liquor violations double

Liquor and drug violations on campus more than doubled between calendar years 2006 and 2007, according to University Police Department statistics released this week. Liquor law violations rose from 502 in 2006 to 1090 in 2007. Drug law violations also rose, from 69 in 2006 to 159 in 2007. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said this […]

The District’s best music venues

The District’s music scene includes much more than big shows at the Verizon Center. Here are some of the more colorful places to take in a concert. Video: Rock and Roll Hotel 9:30 Club Where: 815 V St., N.W. Getting there: Take the Green Line north to U Street and walk a block. The good: […]