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.

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 […]

Feel the Force!

Student theater group the 14th Grade Players will perform a stage play, “Star Wars: In 30 Minutes!” at the Mitchell Hall Theater this Friday and Saturday. The show will be directed by junior Elizabeth Richardson. Playwright Patrick Gorman first developed the concept of a condensed Star Wars-based stage play in the mid-1990s, Richardson said. She […]

District Mixtape: Jukebox The Ghost

GW alumni send their love to us in the form of a playlist, with tracks 2 through 6 representing D.C. music. So thoughtful! Thank you, guys. Really, you shouldn’t have. Though Jukebox recently relocated to Philly while they tour, they will be back in the city this weekend. Catch them performing at the Black Cat […]

Spirit moves to G Street

University officials said this week that the space formerly occupied by DJ’s Fastbreak restaurant will house the Spirit Office and a student lounge, in addition to the EMeRG offices on the top floor. The former Spirit Office in the Marvin Center will become the new resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. […]


T.I. Paper Trail(GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC) Just like Mom’s cookies, homemade is always better – whether by choice or through court-ordered house arrest. Guns, porn stars, Patron on ice: Paper Trail charts T.I.’s journey back to his roots. -Colleen Beagan These United States Crimes (UNITED INTERESTS) D.C.-based These United States fuse a hybrid of folk and pop […]

Memo: SA leader instructed staff to mislead reporter

Student Association President Vishal Aswani’s chief of staff instructed the executive cabinet to mislead a reporter about who paid for an August executive cabinet retreat, according to an internal memo given to The Hatchet. Document: E-mail memorandum from Aswani’s chief of staff (pdf) Aswani, a senior, spent $315 of his personal funds on Washington Nationals […]

Groups aid Haitian storm victims

Several student organizations banded together this weekend to gather food and clothing for Haitians affected by Hurricanes Fay, Gustav and Ike as well as Tropical Storm Hanna. The GW Saves Initiative, a collaboration between the Black Men’s Initiative, Caribbean Student Association and Black Student Union, set out to raise awareness about the urgency of the […]