October 30, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 22

Stories from the October 30, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Artist moved from biology to painting, developing her voice in the District

Sarah Koss has studied biology, conducted lab research and published work in The Journal of Neuroscience. And now, she creates art. Her wall drawing, the centerpiece of a recent show in the newest gallery in Smith Hall, shows this understanding of science and the human condition. The first-year graduate student created the larger-than-life piece with […]

Quick Takes

Hatchet staffer Alex Abnos spent last week at the annual CMJ music festival in New York City. We present you a scrapbook of quotes and photos he collected. So many memories!

GW and Georgetown students debate upcoming election

Web Extra With less than a week until the presidential election, the GW College Democrats and Georgetown Students for McCain-Palin debated human rights and some of the political issues that have characterized the 2008 presidential campaign on Monday in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. The debate, which was moderated by GW professor and CNN special […]

Diana Kugel: Seek once-a-week

Seventy-five minutes plus 75 minutes equals two and a half hours, whichever way you add it, right? Mathematically speaking, a class that meets for an hour and fifteen minutes twice a week is equivalent to a once-a-week, two-and-a-half-hour session, but the amount of academic output differs greatly. As I was sitting down to study for […]

Melanie Hoffman: What would your father say?

Halloween, one of GW’s favorite holidays, is right around the corner and every girl is thinking about what she is going to be. Or, more importantly, what is she going to wear? Most likely, as little as possible. Whether the scandalous outfit this year has a red medical cross stamped somewhere to qualify you as […]

GW honors alumni in D.C. government

Web Extra The University formally honored its alumni serving in the D.C. government Wednesday night with the first-ever reception of its kind. University President Steven Knapp told guests it was one of his priorities to develop a strong community of alumni. As he thanked the D.C. government employees for their work, he asked that they […]

What charming underclothes!

Science fiction. Rock ballads. Underwear? Forbidden Planet Productions will be performing its annual production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Forbidden Planet has been performing “Rocky Horror” since the company’s founding 14 years ago. The company’s name, “Forbidden Planet,” draws from the show – a line from the first […]

Justin Guiffre: Something, Something, Intriguing

Walking to class every morning for the past two weeks or so, I have on a number of occasions been forced to stop and stare at a new piece in the Smith Hall of Art. Some of you will instantly recognize what I am talking about. It is called “Something, Something, Laocoon” by Sarah Koss […]

Bookstore worker gets probation for $14,000 theft

A former GW Bookstore employee pleaded guilty Tuesday in Superior Court to stealing more than $14,000 from the bookstore through fraudulent credit card returns and was ordered to pay restitution and serve probation. Marco Pareja, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Miller. He was sentenced to 39 months of probation […]

Ross Griffith: Don’t mess with the Mall

Consider for a second what the National Mall says about America. The Mall is a totally unique space that combines our most important public buildings, our history and some of our most cherished pieces of art, all arranged around a wide strip of grass that has played host to some our most meaningful social movements, […]