September 14, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 9

Stories from the September 14, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Golfer hits links in southeast Asia

This summer, sophomore Martin Liu went on a vacation that eventually took him to the place he cherishes the most: the golf course. After visiting friends in Europe and working for a chemical company in his native China, Liu returned to the Hong Kong men’s team, which he initially joined at age 16, after being […]

Debating same-sex marriage: An issue far from being over

The Sept. 8 edition of The Hatchet contains an article discussing The National Organization for Marriage’s new presence in Washington and their intention of fighting any same-sex marriage proposals that may arise in the area this year. Michael Komo, the current president of Allied in Pride, is quoted as follows: “I suppose the NOM is […]

Men’s soccer loses in weekend out west

Though the score of their game may suggest otherwise, the GW men’s soccer team’s trip to No. 11 California this weekend was still beneficial in senior Andy Stadler’s eyes. “Cal is 11th in the nation,” Stadler said of the Golden Bears team that beat the Colonials 4-0 Friday in the 13th annual Cal Legacy Classic […]

Youth leaders from Palestine and Israel urge two-state solution

Web Extra Palestinian and Israeli youth leaders promoted a civil two-state solution to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a panel discussion at the Elliott School Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine and the OneVoice Movement, an international conflict resolution grassroots organization. The discussion featured Palestinian representative Antwan Saca and […]

Sports in Brief

Volleyball goes 2-1 The GW women’s volleyball team won two of its three games at this weekend’s Villanova Invitational to improve their record to 5-4. The Colonials narrowly knocked off Princeton Friday in their first contest at the event, rallying to win 3-2 after dropping the match’s opening two sets. The match lasted more than […]

Visitors descend on District for protest

Tens of thousands of protesters descended on the National Mall Saturday to demonstrate against the Obama administration’s policies regarding taxes, the national budget, and health care. Marching protesters, holding signs reading “No Czar Zone,” “Go Green, Recycle Congress,” “Socialism – Obama’s Solution To Everything” and waving “Don’t Tread On Me” flags, forced the closure of […]

Students plant vegetable garden on H Street

Correction appended Most people know that George Washington was a revolutionary war hero, a founding father and America’s first president. Fewer know of his skills as a farmer. But just like the name behind the University, a group of GW students have put their gardening skills to work in hopes of teaching people about the […]

Staff Editorial: Answering Michelle’s call

Perhaps the only thing more impressive than getting more than 1,000 freshmen to participate in Friday’s day of service was the announcement that Michelle Obama will likely be this year’s commencement speaker. GW students will be required to log 100,000 hours of community service this school year to solidify the agreement – and we expect […]

Debating same-sex marriage: The right to marry anyone

The National Organization for Marriage is one of the only organizations in existence that is still fighting for discrimination in the 21st century. NOM has now opened an office here in D.C., a new effort from an organization that is ultimately on the wrong side of history. NOM seeks to undermine same-sex couples, deny them […]

Tom Braslavsky: Julie, Julia and Tom

It was my first time cooking in college. Last weekend, I attempted to make scrambled eggs – and set off the smoke detector. As I was rushing to turn it off, I splashed some hot oil on myself (a few burn spots are still visible on my hand). You could call my first time a […]