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.

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. […]

Leaving the bubble behind

Last week, the Office of Study Abroad announced a change in its financial policies – one that may end up saving students a few hundred dollars. If you’re thinking about taking advantage of the possible lower costs, check out this list of some of the most popular hotspots for those looking to expand their horizons […]

Metro ramps up police presence

Now that summer vacation is over, Metro riders can expect to see more students, as well as police officers, during their weekday commute. Since Washington-area students returned to classes, police presence around Metrorail and buses has increased to prevent any unruly behavior that may come from minors. Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said more officers from […]

First lady issues challenge on day of service

Correction appended Usually, GW seniors have to endure nearly eight months of school before finding out who their Commencement speaker will be. This year, they may have only had to wait two weeks. University officials said Friday that First Lady Michelle Obama has promised to be the 2010 Commencement speaker if the GW community completes […]

Trendy majors mirror current issues

Correction appended Unlike most fads, popular college majors do not often come and go. In fact, the three most popular majors – business administration, social sciences and education – have been the same since 1985, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. But with the advent of new technology and the need for a […]