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.

Campus Calendar

Monday The Facebook, iPhone, MySpace, YouTube Generation: Understanding Generation ‘Now’ Discuss how today’s students will leave an impact on history and society. 7 p.m. Marvin Center 403 Tuesday Presidential Debate 2008 Hear the presidents of the College Republicans and Democrats debate the issues with The Hatchet’s editor in chief moderating. MC Continental Ballroom 8 p.m. […]

Joe Laliberte: A not-so-booming legacy

Our generation is, for lack of a better term, getting screwed. The baby boomers, a generation that most of our parents belong to, are going to leave us with well over $10 trillion in national debt. They are leaving us with an environment that is on the brink of disaster. In the prime of their […]

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 […]