April 16, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Andrew Clark: All’s fair in politics and journalism

So it looks like the Fairness Doctrine has died out in Congress, at least for now. Anyone at GW who believes in free speech, particularly the staff of The Hatchet, should be pleased to hear that. In case you don’t know, the Fairness Doctrine was a government policy produced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) […]

Students commemorate Gaza deaths

Members of the group Students for Justice in Palestine adorned University Yard with more than 1,000 flags Monday afternoon to draw attention to the lives lost in the Gaza conflict this past winter. The student organization planted 1,330 red and orange flags to represent Palestinian deaths and nine blue flags for Israeli lives lost in […]

Andrew Pazdon: Pistols and polling

There is no question that I love liberty, so much so that I have stolen my home state’s motto of “Live Free or Die” and taken it as my own personal mantra. There’s a catch though. With a reverence for liberty must also come a respect for the laws that govern us – even though […]

Staff Editorial: Specialization is key

At a job interview, when your prospective employer asks about your undergraduate degree, you can answer “The George Washington University” with some confidence that your interviewer will know the level of prestige this carries. This stature is part of the reason we came to GW, along with the quality of our classes and the specialized […]

Josh Akman: A new era for the SA?

Student Association President-elect Julie Bindelglass has a tough job ahead of her. After being two votes shy of losing the presidency straight away, she just barely won the run-off. What’s worse, the runoff took place without the inarguable favorite, who was controversially kicked off the ballot. Now, she must face the new “Abolish the SA” […]

Staff Editorial: More than a cup of coffee

In the mood for a Starbucks latte? You have the choice of any one of hundreds of Starbucks throughout D.C. But if you want a chicken breast club with avocado, honey mustard and bacon? GW Deli is the only option. Chances are that years after graduation, that coveted sandwich will still hold a special place […]

Crime Log

Assault 4/12/09 – 2:00 a.m. – Guthridge Hall – case closed Two students in a relationship became involved in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical fight where the female student hit the male student. The Metropolitan Police Department was notified and a detective arrived on scene. After obtaining verbal statements from both individuals, […]

Letter to the Editor

Club sports wish list A recent column in The Hatchet (“Increase club sport support,” March 12, p. 4) called for increased University support of club sports. As an E-board member of women’s club soccer, I have a short wish list that I think adds some specifics to this reasonable request. First, one oversight organization would […]

Nick Gingold: Four years: memory card full.

It’s 1 a.m. and I find myself in a very familiar situation. My roommate is running around our Ivory Tower quad Febrezing every possible piece of fabric in sight with a look of determination in his eyes. The chairs, the couch and, yes, even the carpet. “Will Febreze work on carpet?” he asks. I have […]

Barr reflects on campaign

Speaking in the Marvin Center Tuesday night, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr said he would have been a serious contender for the presidency, if only the media and government would have let him. Saying that libertarian ideals are the principles upon which America was founded, the former Republican congressman from Georgia was outspoken […]