September 20, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 11

Stories from the September 20, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Author kicks off heritage month

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Junot Diaz stressed the importance of the arts, writing and reading in today’s society Thursday evening while kicking off this year’s Latino Heritage Celebration. Diaz tackled issues of diversity and its place in writing and the arts as he entertained the audience in the Marvin Center Betts Theatre. Diaz’s speech was sponsored […]

Men’s soccer blanked by Coastal Carolina

After 20 minutes of play, the GW men’s soccer team seemed to have a good handle on its game against Costal Carolina on Friday. The players were maintaining possession on offense and the defense had allowed only one shot, but things began to get rocky for the Colonials midway through the first half. In the […]

Staff Editorial: The changing identity of Greek-letter life

At this point in the school year, it is inevitable that the GW community will focus a great deal of attention on the role of Greek-letter life organizations on campus. Yet the identity of fraternities and sororities at GW has been changing and the evolving identity of the community highlights the need for the Greek […]

Matt Ingoglia: Break back into the bubble

Escape the GW bubble! Go explore D.C.! Take advantage of your location! Every GW student, from the timid freshman to the jaded senior, has heard this advice during his or her collegiate years. Whether the recommendation came from a house proctor, a Colonial Cabinet member or a columnist on this very page, we’ve all been […]

University ends free flu shot clinics

GW students without the Student Health Service health insurance will once again have to pay for influenza vaccinations. Following the swine flu epidemic on campus last fall, the University administered both the swine flu and regular flu strain vaccinations free of charge to all GW students, faculty and staff. This year, however, those without the […]

Alternative Break Programs expanded

In response to a growing demand, GW’s Alternative Breaks Program amped up service efforts this fall, adding more locations and leaders for its popular winter and spring break community service trips. “Several trips have been added for the 2010-2011 academic year to accommodate the student demand and popularity of the Alternative Breaks Program,” said Shannon […]

Promoting Catholicism on campus

Hippo costumes, freezer pop-eating contests, Chipotle barbecues and the Catholic faith are not readily associated with each other. But this year at the Newman Catholic Student Center, four young missionaries are marketing Catholicism with Chipotle to promote Mass attendance among Catholic students on campus. “We want to show students that it is possible to be […]

Sex Column: Swimming in dangerous waters

Names have been changed to protect the naughty A vicious stereotype has spread among females worldwide: the idea that all men want, all they ever want, is sex. That we will do anything it takes to get laid. Scale buildings, harm loved ones, etc. Though I can attest that this stereotype is true most of […]