November 6, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 24

Stories from the November 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Unlawful Entry 10/29/08 – Mitchell Hall 7-Eleven – 2:12 p.m. – case closed An employee of 7-Eleven called the University Police Department about a disorderly male in the store who had harassed patrons and put items in his pockets without paying for them. Officers arrived and realized he had already been barred from campus three […]

Bill Flanigen: I didn’t vote. Leave me alone.

Sometime soon, I plan on buying some lottery tickets. I promise to donate all of my winnings after taxes to a few of my pet political causes. I’m doing this because, unlike most of you, I didn’t vote this year. Fortunately, my potential winnings are far more likely to influence the government than all of […]

Freshman fights dorm cameras

Most students pay little attention to the cameras in the corner of every floor of Thurston Hall, but freshman William Leaf can’t ignore them. Leaf drafted a petition last week on behalf of residents of Thurston that proposes the abolition of all surveillance cameras in the building. The petition has garnered more than 200 signatures, […]

Finding tomorrow’s Hemingway

“You can print today’s Hemingway,” said junior Tarek Al-Hariri. “That’s not an accomplishment. We want to print tomorrow’s Hemingway.” Al-Hariri will release The Rome Review, a biannual literary magazine, this December. Although the publication is based out of the University – with students and English department faculty collecting and editing the pieces – the focus […]

Evans wins re-election in Ward 2 race

Although the historic presidential election overshadowed D.C. politics on Tuesday, several hard-fought local contests also drove voters to the polls. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Long-time incumbent D.C. Councilman Jack Evans retained his seat with a landslide victory of 79 percent against opponent Christina Culver, according to unofficial results from […]

Two bits in which comedian Bill Burr is Ann Landers

Comedian Bill Burr, best known for his role on “Chappelle’s Show,” will be performing at the DC Improv Festival this weekend, from Nov. 6 through Nov. 8. Burr sent two pieces of advice our way. The first: “In life everyone has to take a dick in the ass, but with the right information, you can […]

CDs and CRs make last-minute push in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va. – Hours before President-elect Barack Obama won Virginia by a slim margin, members of the College Democrats and College Republicans made their last push in the battleground state – fighting for votes one resident at a time. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Virginia, a commonwealth which last voted […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: Get ethereal with Forbidden Planet Productions for their performance of Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Lisner Downstage. Tickets are $5. If you have $10: Check the Black Cat this Wednesday, Nov. 12 for DJ and tropical punk courtesy […]

CDs, CRs react to results

The cheers of the College Democrats swelled after CNN called states for Barack Obama in the Marvin Center on Tuesday night, coming to a thundering crescendo when the Illinois senator was declared the next president of the United States. The applause echoed limply in the adjourning ballroom, where the College Republicans watched quietly as the […]