October 2, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 14

Stories from the October 2, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot: Hookah Kit

Nick Gingold/senior staff photographer Junior Tarah Henick, left, and senior Zarha Ahsan smoke hookah during Junior Class Council’s Hookah Night Wednesday night in Kogan Plaza.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party Come watch Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin debate on television and enjoy free food and drinks! 8:30 p.m. MC Grand Ballroom Friday Disarming Libya: Background to an Agreement Learn about Libya from Robert G. Joseph, the former undersecretary of arms control and international security for the State […]

Men’s soccer falls to Hokies

Looking only at the statistics, one might not guess that the GW men’s soccer team could have scoring problems. After all, the team averages two goals per game, has yet to be shut out and went into Tuesday’s game at Virginia Tech having scored five goals in their last three match-ups, all away from home. […]

Staff Editorial: Off-campus parties: UPD not invited

Students need to grow up. And GW and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood need to let them. Next week, the University Police Department will begin using a new procedure to address noise complaints involving students in off-campus housing. Previously, UPD officers have merely documented off-campus noise violations, rather than actively responding and resolving them as they […]

Letter to the Editor

Arming UPD will not make campus safer Arming campus police is a disturbing proposition. Research has shown that armed officers are more subject to gun violence and gun-inflicted suicide. Putting guns in the hands of campus police would not have prevented or interrupted the Virginia Tech incident because the shooter had barricaded the doors. A […]

Same school, new uniform

Sarah-Jo Lawrence is a hard woman to get a hold of – and for good reason. The 2008 graduate is now a Presidential Administrative Fellow at GW, and even though she is not spending as much time on the court as she did last year, she is on campus more than ever. “A lot of […]

Justin Guiffre: Twenty feet from the usual

So here I am, up at 2 a.m., as usual. Talking to friends on MSN Messenger while halfheartedly watching CNN, as usual. Trying to ignore the fact I have to get up in five hours, as usual. That’s when a friend who is serving in Afghanistan logs online. Ecstatic as I am to talk to […]

Upcoming Games

Women’s Soccer: Friday, Oct. 3 vs. Massachusetts, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 vs. Rhode Island, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Friday, Oct. 3 vs. Dayton, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 vs. Xavier, 2 p.m. Men’s Water Polo: Thursday, Oct. 2 at California Baptist, 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4 at Claremont Convergence Tournament

Amanda Heerwig: Breaking the gym cycle

It’s always inspiring to walk into the gym during the first week of school and see that every piece of equipment is taken by students bent on staying fit and healthy. It’s also incredibly frustrating, since I have to wait those extra five minutes for my favorite elliptical on the third floor. Then September slowly […]

Media saturation in the District

With distractions like personality, appearance and speech style, making objective sense of the 2008 presidential race can be a daunting task. But rather than blame pundits or personal biases, one group is using this problem as a platform to raise vital questions about media and the limitations of its current formatting. Sosolimited is an audiovisual […]