September 13, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 9

Stories from the September 13, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Conor Rogers: @JGuiffre, Pls Refudiate

Many GW students took issue with Justin Guiffré’s column suggesting that a school publication – mainly its Twitter account @GWToday – was damaging our school’s reputation. As a student, I found his attack on one of the school’s publications to be an overreaction. But as a social media consultant, I found it to be flat-out […]

Staff Editorial Renting books, not breaking the bank

Students who turned to the GW Bookstore to stock up on textbooks and workbooks for classes had another option this year with the Rent-A-Text book rental program. Given the exorbitant amount of money students are forced to spend on books, the rental program is a favorable option that should not only continue in the future, […]

Stephen Hawkins: Religious sincerity, not gimmickry

An abundance of misguided religious commentary has been unleashed in recent weeks. Annu Subramanian’s column “Religious conversations, not cliques” in The Hatchet Thursday advocated for an Interfaith Services Center on GW’s campus to provide a common place for students of all religions to gather and discuss their faiths. But her misconception of the purpose of […]

Staff Editorial: Give students more options for printing

It is that time of the semester again when students are adjusting to classes, working through long lists of required readings and are actually attempting to stay on top of those readings. With this early-September motivation, students are flocking to the available printers in Gelman Library, and as a result, most students have to wait […]

At Whit’s End: Westend Bistro

Chocolate is the Hugh Jackman of the food world. It has it all: it’s sweet, smooth and can make you forget about that fight you had with your boyfriend. At least, that’s what I’m thinking as I bite into the warm chocolate cake at Westend Bistro, Eric Ripert’s ultramodern D.C. restaurant that combines the best […]

Wikipedia recruits GW students to edit website’s content

Since its inception nearly a decade ago, Wikipedia has been a secret tool for students at nearly every level of education. Self-described as “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit,” the website has evolved into one of the most commonly used and least accurate sources in works-cited pages everywhere – a label that several GW […]

Logan Dobson: Treat SJS offenders like criminals

This much is true: Student Judicial Services needs to change. The organization in charge of doling out punishments for various behavioral infractions on campus has, for too long, treated students unfairly. What is the single most important change that SJS could make? Start treating students like criminals. Before you misunderstand me, let me clarify: in […]

Vegetarians gather in University Yard

University Yard played host to the D.C. VegFest Saturday afternoon, an outdoor festival that advocated for vegetarian lifestyles, sustainability and animal amnesty. The event – which was organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C. – exhibited 29 nonprofit organizations, 19 commercial vendors and almost a dozen restaurants and bakeries. This is […]