October 11, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 17

Stories from the October 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hatchet Expat: Living like the locals: magpie season

During my time in Surfers Paradise, Australia, I’ve been learning to live like the locals. This became increasingly apparent during my last beach trip. Maz, my study abroad host, startled me when she first told me about Australian magpies during a picnic at the beach. She advised me to draw menacing eyes on the back […]

Producers discuss ecological restoration at documentary viewing

Despite the large-scale damage, the Earth’s ecosystem is salvageable, students in a community service group on the Mount Vernon Campus were told Thursday night. Thirty members of the Civic House Living and Learning Program viewed the documentary “Hope in a Changing Climate” as a presentation by the Center for Civic Engagement. The aim of the […]

Late goals topple Colonials at Richmond

Up 1-0 in the 61st minute of his team’s game against Richmond Saturday night, GW men’s soccer freshman Jeff Eisenbud heard a whistle. Assuming he’d been fouled, he bent over to pick up the ball to set up his free kick. Instead, it was Eisenbud who had earned the referee’s attention. Having already earned a […]

Student launches self-defense classes

Over the past five months, eight separate cases of hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Dupont Circle neighborhood have been reported. After hearing about the statistics, one GW student decided to fight back. Literally. Junior Matt Wilson decided to use his martial arts and cage-fighting skills to launch the […]

Sports In Brief

Volleyball wins pair of five-set matches The volleyball team took its winning ways to the road this weekend, topping Rhode Island Friday night in Kingston, R.I., and beating Fordham Saturday in the Bronx. Against Rhode Island Friday, the Colonials rebounded after dropping the first set to win 3-2. GW rallied in the decisive fifth set […]

Panel speaks to issues within China

Experts on the economic development of China discussed widespread issues happening within the country during a panel discussion at the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday. For the third annual G2 at GW conference, sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research, three panelists discussed being […]

Staff Editorial: Make more study zones available

As midterm season creeps toward its peak, students naturally search for a space away from their residence halls where they can study or write with optimal focus. But at Gelman Library, the cubbies are occupied, outlets are in use and desks are crowded. The library has been this way for a few weeks now, and […]

The District: A city with brains

Washington is the city everyone loves to hate, and those who perpetually rag on the District can add another gripe to their list: D.C. residents are probably smarter than you. About 47 percent of District residents have completed a bachelor’s degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, placing it among other cities at the top […]

Panelists discuss Latino voter issues

Local leaders encouraged students to stay active in politics as they discussed major issues facing Latino voters this election season, during an event Oct. 7 sponsored by Latino groups on campus. Issues the panelists discussed included the economy, the achievement gap, Latino political affiliation and illegal immigration. Political activist Juan Barragan said Latinos tend to […]