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.

By the skin of their teeth

The ice age, Noah’s ark and the apocalypse. Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin Of Our Teeth,” performed by Forbidden Planet Productions this weekend, visits all three events – in the course of two hours. While she admits the show is confusing, director Katherine Nelson, a junior, said she found the play immediately compelling. “It was different […]

Fleet feet advance runner to regional championship

Two years ago, Megan Hogan was in the running to be a collegiate basketball player for Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. That didn’t work out and she no longer plays basketball. But she’s still running. And the GW women’s cross country team is glad she is. In her first semester at GW – and only […]

Andrew Clark: Time for readjustment

It’s hard to analyze the meaning of elections until years later, so I can’t come out and say whether this election was a deep “realignment” or just simply a repudiation of the Bush administration – but we can look at raw numbers. Regardless, the Republican Party has a lot of work to do. For starters, […]

Election Vantage Points

Short write-ups from Hatchet staffers and opinions writers about their experiences and thoughts from election night 2008: The Last Speech I did not expect to be moved by John McCain, the old war horse who had never moved my cynic’s soul with his rhetoric. But election night, I was moved, moved by the stoicism of […]

Letter to the Editor

A new beginning for GW Several hours ago, after hearing the results of the 2008 presidential election, several friends and I proceeded to run to the White House, darting past Thurston on the way and picking up tens of accompanying students. We were lucky enough to be a part of the initial group of students […]

Varsity Roundup and Upcoming Games

VARSITYROUNDUP Volleyball The GW volleyball team defeated Morgan State Tuesday in three sets to move to 14-9 overall. Senior Liz Moult led the Colonials’ offense with 11 kills. GW will play two critical Atlantic 10 games this weekend against Charlotte and Fordham. The Colonials currently sit in first place in the A-10’s East Division. Six […]

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 […]