November 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 26

Stories from the November 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

When images make noise

Behind the metal fence that surrounds a crumbling Bi-Rite Supermarket, the sound of construction work – power drills, sawing, hammering – has been the soundtrack of the Columbia Heights neighborhood for several weeks. Just a few blocks away people filled the streets, shops and cafes, but the area surrounding the old Bi-Rite on 11th and […]

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

If you have $5: Join GW Bands for a free concert, “Purely Presidential,” Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., in the downstairs lobby of Lisner Auditorium. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-concert discussion with Dr. Ben Fritz. If you have $10: Daniel Craig over Sean Connery? Your choice. See “Quantum of Solace” this Friday, […]

Michael Komo: Proposition 8 giant leap backward

On Tuesday night, I celebrated with the majority of the nation as Barack Obama was named president-elect of the United States of America. I experienced enormous pride in our country for electing a pro-equality president and our first African-American president, as well as several other pro-equality members in Congress. But the very next morning my […]

A humble opinion

You, college-aged media consumer, are so smart. So very, very smart. Be it your scoffing at Zac Efron’s finely groomed coif or fondly recalling those naked cell phone pictures of Vanessa Hudgens, you get it: High School Musical is endlessly absurd. You are perceptive, intensely so. I know this because I heard you making astute […]

GW storms past UMBC, 75-56

Saturday, Nov. 15 “New look, same GW” indeed. The slogan headlines the GW women’s basketball team’s schedule poster, but could just as easily substitute as a four word recap of Saturday’s 75-56 win over UMBC in the season opener at Smith Center. The Colonials (1-0) fell behind early, but battled back with a mix of […]

Rupita Chakraborty: Our generation

Our generation has spoken. We have chosen a candidate who represents our desire for change, our call to equality and our longing for justice. But this is all fairly uncontroversial. It was predicted that the youth vote would largely turn out for the Democratic party and most especially for a candidate who has embraced the […]

Palestinian official, Jewish leader present perspectives on Middle East peace

Web Extra Both Palestinian and Israeli points of view were expressed in two separate events at the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday night. Nabil Abuznaid, the charge d’affaires at the Mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in D.C., spoke at the International Affairs Society on the issue of an Israeli-Palestinian peace. Earlier in the […]

Alex Eisner: Just wait for buyer’s remorse

Just when you thought that there couldn’t possibly be any more predictions about the election’s outcome and repercussions, here’s one more: When the novelty of a young black man in the White House wears off, there will be nothing left but bad politics. And don’t even think of calling me a racist. He could be […]

Student leaders debate significance of Obama’s victory

Web Extra Student leaders from the College Republicans and the College Democrats gathered Monday in the Marvin Center to voice their opinions and reactions to the results of last week’s presidential election. The event was part of the REAL Conversation series, a semester long forum that promotes a healthy discussion about issues in order to […]

Melanie Hoffman: Go to class

As the semester has progressed, the size of each of my classes has shrunk rapidly. Every day fewer and fewer people show up to class, to the extent where there are sometimes fewer than 50 people in a lecture that is supposed to have 220 students. Sure, there are times when you really want to […]