September 27, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 13

Stories from the September 27, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Special Diet: Halal

What it means Halal, which means “permissible” in Arabic, is a religious diet observed by Muslims. It forbids the consumption of alcohol, even in cooking, pigs and any meat that has not been slaughtered according to Islamic law. I figured it wouldn’t be too much of a change since I used to eat halal while […]


Monday “August: Osage County” Auditions Showcase your acting skills by auditioning for a role in Forbidden Planet Production’s performance of the Tony Award-winning play. Mitchell Hall Theater 9 p.m. Tuesday Israel-Palestine Town Hall Join GW Interfaith Action and the OneVoice Movement for an interactive town hall discussion on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Marvin Center 307 7:30 […]

Special Diet: Balanced

What it means All of last year, I ate Chick-fil-A nearly every day, downed can after can of carbonated intoxicants and gained nearly 30 pounds. To my chagrin, there was no award for nearly doubling the ‘freshman 15,’ only an unhappy girlfriend and a shocked family. As the summer approached, I began a rigid calorie-restrictive […]

Record temperatures mark annual book festival

It was a record-breaking year for the National Book Festival. Despite record temperatures – which soared into the high 90s – a record 150,000 people attended the all-day event, which celebrates novelists, authors and literature. More than 80 authors and illustrators were present to speak and sign their books, and President Barack Obama and first […]

GW brothers start medical nonprofit

Ketan Patel will always remember the shock he felt when a burn victim was turned away from a hospital in India where he volunteered the summer after his freshman year at GW. A propane tank had exploded all over the 23-year-old woman while she was cooking. After talking with her family, Patel realized the incident […]

Special Diet: Vegetarianism

What it means Vegetarians abstain from eating all types of meat, including fish. Day one of my vegetarian lifestyle sounded like a piece of (carrot) cake – it wasn’t. J Street options The first meal was a challenge for my meat-loving self; as I walked past J Street’s grilled salmon, I felt a pang for […]

Extremist group plans protest at University

The arch-conservative Westboro Baptist Church plans to demonstrate at GW Nov. 11 to protest the “God-hating heathens” it believes college-age students have become. The rally falls on Veterans Day but according to the church’s website, the protest is to “remind this nation that this next generation of young people have been raised for the devil […]

School of Engineering and Applied Science adds study abroad option

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science will have another opportunity to study abroad starting in the spring semester, after GW added Korea University as an overseas partner this fall. A $1 million gift to the University from entrepreneur Simon Lee and his wife Anna Lee will provide interested students with the chance […]

No plans to replace Hippo Video DVD rental kiosk, University official says

The University removed the Hippo Video DVD rental kiosk from its home in Ivory Tower earlier this month, and a University official said last week there are no plans to replace it. The University’s contract with Hippo Video expired this summer, Nancy Haaga, the managing director of Campus Support Services, said. Adding that because Hippo […]