September 30, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 14

Stories from the September 30, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Corey Jacobson: A fight over food trucks

If you’ve been in D.C. for longer than a weekend, you’ve likely noticed the fleet of 15 food trucks swarming the District. Armed with a wide range of foods, these restaurants-on-wheels have captured the heart of a city that has been held captive by hot dog carts and Potbelly for too long. But behind the […]

Former Senator Norm Coleman holds conversation with College Republicans

In a conversation with the College Republicans Wednesday, former Sen. Norm Coleman discussed the causes of and solutions to the country’s current political problems and how the Republicans will fare during the elections this November. Coleman was a senator from Minnesota from 2002 to 2008. He lost his 2008 reelection to comedian and former Saturday […]


Thursday ‘Restrepo’ Film Screening Watch “Restrepo,” a documentary chronicling the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Elliott School of International Affairs: Room 213  7 p.m. Friday Live at the Fishbowl Enjoy student entertainment sponsored by WRGW and Wooden Teeth, a literary magazine at GW. The Fishbowl  7:30 p.m. Saturday Senator […]

FreeFest draws 40,000 to concert

More than 40,000 people flooded the Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest where musical genres and generations united across three stages for a not-so-typical concert. Now in its second year of doling out thousands of free tickets, the fifth-annual concert tapped a diverse range of artists -’90s indie rockers Pavement, dance-punk legends […]

$5-$10-$20: Events that won’t break the bank

If you have $5: D.C. Lady Arm Wrestlers Saturday at American Legion Post 8. If you have $10: Sonny & The Sunsets play DC9 with Kelley Stoltz Sunday. If you have $20: Humor writer David Sedaris talks at Lisner Monday.

Whyte leading charge on offense for GW

At six-foot-one, Lauren Whyte can be an intimidating figure on the volleyball court. She’s just a sophomore, but the Olmsted Falls, Oh., native has emerged this season as one of the top offensive players in the Atlantic 10, leading the conference in both kills and points. Whyte’s volleyball career began in sixth grade by following […]

Letter to the Editor

Veganism on campus Thank you for publishing your “Special Diets” series focusing on veganism (Sept. 27). It sounds like GW’s dining services could stand to improve their vegan offerings. As a vegan and a recent college graduate, I understand how helpful it is to have tasty, nutritious, plant-based options available on and near campus, such […]

Portuguese department disbanded

Following the sudden departure of GW’s only Portuguese-language professor, the University has discontinued teaching the language for the semester. Fourteen students were signed up for the Portuguese for Spanish Speakers class at the beginning of the fall semester. After two meetings of the course in early September, students received an e-mail from Professor Maria Byrnes […]