December 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 31

Stories from the December 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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Charitable gifts The holiday season is also about helping those less fortunate. Below are some places to pick out the perfect gift while benefiting others, too. (PRODUCT) RED A variety of companies like Apple, Converse and Starbucks are donating revenue from certain products, such as the red iPod nano, to benefit AIDS victims in Africa. […]

Vermont downs GW in Honolulu

Sunday, December 28 Judging by the statistics, one might think GW’s men’s basketball game against Vermont in the opener of the Rainbow Classic was close. The Colonials and Catamounts had nearly identical field goal, three-point and free throw percentages, and turned the ball over the same amount of times. Vermont had slight edges in rebounds […]

Sex Column: Seeking acceptance

For most people, sexuality is a pretty basic thing. You’re attracted to men, you’re attracted to women or you’re attracted to men and women. However, gender doesn’t matter to me. I’m all right with blurring or even completely ignoring gender lines, as long as I find the person attractive. The most common term for this […]


In “Univ. hires firm to study arming UPD” (Dec. 4, pg. 1), The Hatchet incorrectly reported that James Lee Witt Associates worked with the University of California. The company has worked with the California State University system.

Inauguration hours may not apply to local bars

Many Foggy Bottom bars and restaurants may not be able to extend their hours during inauguration weekend because of previously signed agreements – despite actions from the D.C. City Council to allow venues to remain open longer. Bars, nightclubs and restaurants will not be allowed to stay open later and serve alcohol till 4 a.m. […]

Tom Braslavsky: Take advantage of the GLN

Ahlan! That’s Arabic for hello. But how would I know? I didn’t have room in my schedule to take the language this year. And I don’t have the time for too much independent language study with school, work and student life. Luckily, this semester I have been able to pursue extracurricular study in my language […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Midnight Breakfast Take a break from finals and enjoy the annual free breakfast and other activities. 10:30 p.m. J Street, Marvin Center Third Floor and the Hippodrome Screening of “Sometimes in April” Watch a film about the Rwandan genocide, sponsored by Books for Africa. 7 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Tuesday Gift of Life Bone […]

Basketball: Men return from break with dismal record

Those who have not kept a close eye on GW’s men’s basketball team during break may be surprised when they check the Colonials’ record. After beating American University 63-50 at the Smith Center Dec. 17, GW had a 5-2 record and looked to be headed in the right direction, back to respectability. A little more […]

Will Leaf: Hallway cameras unnecessarily threaten privacy

On Thursday, columnist Amanda Crowe criticized the efforts of Thurston residents who want to remove cameras from their hallways (“Thurston cameras not a privacy violation,” p. 4). She argued that cameras protect students and raised the question, “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, then why does it matter that there are security cameras?” Her argument […]

D.C. homeless struggle for housing

In the heat wave of 2006, David Pirtle watched a man die 20 feet away from him in a homeless shelter. It was then that he knew he needed to find a home. Pirtle, a balding man who suffers from schizophrenia, received a rent-subsidized apartment through a pilot program for Housing First, a city-funded initiative […]