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.

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 […]

Counseling, for a fee

On a rainy day last fall, sophomore Ali Lozano was looking for any excuse not to go to her appointment at the University Counseling Center – she was embarrassed, it was raining and she didn’t want to spend $50. The UCC offers a free initial assessment with a trained staff member – but this was […]

At conference, Kerry calls for environmental action

Thursday, September 10 The United States is ill-prepared to handle the potential impact that climate change could have on the country, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Thursday morning at the Jack Morton Auditorium. Loosely comparing climate change to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Kerry argued that the U.S. is no more prepared today than it was […]

Setting their sites

It used to be that students wanting to spread the word about something had to use a corkboard and a thumbtack. Swap those out for an Internet browser and a URL, and you’ve got a world in which students can ignite a flame with the flicker of a loading Web page. Now more than ever, […]

Congressman says veterans deserve better treatment

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., discussed his “pro-veteran, anti-war” views on veterans’ affairs with around 90 College Democrats on Thursday night. Filner, a six-time elected representative from San Diego, shared his background working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke of the responsibility of the country to provide for its men and women in uniform. […]