October 9, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 16

Stories from the October 9, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Sink Juicy Campus

Like it or not, the gossip blog Juicy Campus is the latest hot topic on campus. Juicy Campus users can anonymously post anything they want about anyone with no repercussions, and students have reacted strongly to the recent launch of its GW edition. They should. GW students should make a decisive effort to undermine the […]

LGBT center opens to students

The GW lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community celebrated the grand opening of a new resource center in the Marvin Center Monday as part of National Coming Out Week. The new facility, located on the building’s fourth floor, is designed to provide additional services and support to LGBT students and to foster a larger LGBT […]

Staff Editorial: The SA’s questionable ethics

Correction appended Tuesday’s Student Association meeting demonstrated, in a nutshell, why students become so frustrated with the SA. Not only did the senate hand out allocations money in a questionable fashion, it also failed to pass Sen. Logan Dobson’s (CCAS-U) transparency bill that would have allowed students to see how the allocations money is used. […]

Evan Schwartz: Freedom to drink 40s

America is a land built on freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom to get drunk on anything we desire. America is a land of choices: between beer or vodka, peppermint schnapps or airplane bottles of tequila, rubbing alcohol or paint varnish. On Wednesday, the D.C. City Council passed Councilman Jack Evans’ […]

Chris Merino: The age of irresponsibility

The pillars of indulgent corporate capitalism have collapsed, and the working class has been pinned by the rubble. The fiscal crisis has been slowly developing for nearly a decade and has quickly unraveled within the past month, culminating with the failure of Washington Mutual and the drastic drop of the Dow Jones industrial average. The […]

Letters to the Editor

Time to clear the smoky air If GW police will now respond to complaints of drinking and other inappropriate behavior far from the campus, and violators will face University disciplinary action (“Admins address local noise,” Sept. 25, p. 1), why is it GW still refuses to seriously consider a petition from hundreds of students requesting […]

University lowers room rental fees

The University is lowering classroom rental rates for events involving non-GW participants, officials said this week. A policy created in 2007 charged student organizations up to $425 per day for each rented classroom if their event contained guests unaffiliated with the University. New rental costs will range from $50 for one room to $250 for […]

New gossip Web site draws concern

The juice is loose on GW’s campus and not everyone is thrilled about it. The controversial gossip Web site JuicyCampus.com, which launched a GW page last month, encourages students to post anonymously about people and groups on campus. Student leaders and administrators across the country have condemned the site for promoting slanderous and damaging discussions […]

Council bans single sales

The D.C. City Council approved a measure Tuesday to ban sales of single containers of beer and liquor in two city wards, including Foggy Bottom. The bill will prohibit the sale of individual containers of malt liquor and beer that are 70 ounces or less. The legislation also prohibits the sale of liquor in containers […]