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.

Univ. offers mobile mammograms

Cecilia Salinas and her husband, Jaime Galdames, have no money to pay for her mammograms. They send some of their earnings to their son in Chile and pay for the treatment of Salinas’s uterine cancer and thyroid problems, leaving nothing for the recommended annual screening. The couple received help on Friday from the GW Mammovan, […]

Lewis performs raunchy act at Lisner

Comedian and actor Richard Lewis promised an audience at Lisner Auditorium Saturday night that their lives would seem better and “your vaginas will be fuller and your penises will be longer” after they saw his performance. Covering a range of topics including religion, sex, politics and his own neuroses, Lewis played to a crowd familiar […]

Andrew Clark: Democrats fuel economic crisis hype

Deregulation has failed. The free market has collapsed. The era of economic capitalism is over. If you’ve been listening to the pundits, that’s all you have been hearing about our economic crisis. Far from an image of reality, these are the left’s talking points that are fed into the media by the Obama campaign and […]

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 […]