October 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 19

Stories from the October 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Thousands attend sixth annual Foggy Bottom block party

More than 125 tables and thousands of members of the Foggy Bottom community gathered on the Eye Street Mall Sunday to celebrate the neighborhood and the University. The sixth annual Foggy Bottom/West End Neighborhood Block Party marked the end of Colonials Weekend and was an opportunity for people to eat local food, meet neighbors and […]

Letters to the Editor

T-shirts won’t unite America’s youth I understand what Alex Eisner was getting at in “Where have all the Republicans gone?” (Oct. 16, p. 4). Republicans at GW are not as visible as their Democratic peers. However, the logic in this piece is flawed. The idea that a large discrepancy in the number of search results […]


In “SA senator plans to introduce legislation to overhaul constitution” (Oct. 16, p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Chris Rotella is a graduate student and presidential administrative fellow. Rotella, a 2008 graduate, is a full-time University employee in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations.

Frank Broomell: Root for the hometown team

Every year, without fail, October means the arrival of midterms. But this time of year means more than all-nighters and coffee runs. You know what I’m talking about – the football season and baseball playoffs. It is a time of year when Saturdays and Sundays become black holes in which no work gets done. It […]

Delta Tau Delta to recruit after four-year suspension

Officials from Delta Tau Delta have started recruiting students to help recolonize the fraternity at GW, four years after the organization was suspended for hazing. DTD – which leases its old house at 2020 G St. to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity – was disbanded in February 2004 when Student Judicial Services sanctioned members for […]

Making time for meditation

Walking in step with their breaths in a circle along the walls of the Health and Wellness Center, students begin their Mindfulness Meditation class listening only to the creak of the floor and the chime of a bell. In an environment where exams, papers and internships dominate students’ lives, it can be difficult to find […]

Snapshot: Presidential Power

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer University President Steven Knapp tests his grip at a GW Physical Therapy booth during the Foggy Bottom/West End Neighborhood Block Party Sunday afternoon at the Eye Street Mall.

Writer addresses annual YAF event

Author and activist Nonie Darwish spoke about the threat of radical Islam on Thursday as part of the Young America’s Foundation Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. Speaking to about 150 students in the Jack Morton Auditorium, Darwish discussed the origins of Islamic and Sharia law, the Sharia culture in the Middle East and her fears that radical […]

Skipping town: GW TRAiLS combats urban malaise by getting outdoors

Video: Rock climbing with GW TRAiLS Climbing rocks. It’s not just what members of GW TRAiLS do with their weekends. It’s also how they feel about it. Puns aside, the growing group of adventurers has set out to fix problems most GW students can likely identify with – crowded classrooms, desolate dorms and the need […]