November 15, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 27

Stories from the November 15, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Logan Dobson: A right to drink what we want

Four Loko is an exceptionally efficient beverage. It has as much alcohol in one brightly colored can as five light beers. It has as much caffeine as two cups of coffee. At a single party at Central Washington University, nine students were hospitalized after overconsuming the potent beverage. Truly an awful beverage. Dangerous, ubiquitous and […]

Bradley Dlatt: Young voters can’t be silent in future elections

In the months leading up to the 2010 midterm elections, we heard many times over what is at stake for the country. An endless number of politicians told us through e-mail, Facebook and cheesy TV ads that this election was a referendum on our future. The question college students should have been asking, however, was […]

Knapp honors vets on Veterans Day

Correction appended University President Steven Knapp praised the nearly 500 GW student veterans Thursday, saying the group has become a leader in the University’s commitment to service. The event, a celebration of Veterans Day, was meant to honor the service of U.S. Armed Forces members both past and present. “I’ve really admired the leadership role […]

Lorenzo T.: Homelessness from the other side

As Lorenzo unpacks the H street-based hotdog chart where he works, the crisp November morning reminds him of other mornings he spent on this street – when he lived there. Known by his friends as the “Dirty Bush Man,” Lorenzo, who would only give “T.” as a last name, lived on the streets of D.C. […]

Gabrielle Friedman: A registration nightmare

I expected the ridiculous numerology that took traditional course reference numbers hostage would make the already painful process of 7 a.m. registration even worse. Little did I know that those annoying, nonsensical numbers would be the least of my worries. On the morning of my registration it was 7 o’clock on the dot and I […]

Law professor nominated to U.N. post

When the U.S. mistakenly shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 – killing the 290 passengers and crew members on board – GW law professor Sean Murphy stepped in to negotiate the settlement between the two governments. The event reinvigorated his passion for international law, which he said began to develop while he was […]

Paris Bienert: The broken Vern Express

At 2:30 a.m. on a Friday night, a mildly intoxicated Vern resident was waiting by herself at the Vern Express stop on Foggy Bottom. When the bus finally arrived, the girl quietly embarked and went to take her seat. But rather than driving her to the Vern, the bus driver insisted the girl get off […]

Bob Dylan plays Smith Center

He shuffled onto the Smith Center stage Saturday as if he’d been born there. The aging face of one of the greatest musicians of all time grinned with the vitality of a child eager to perform. Bob Dylan had arrived. At 69 years old, Dylan has been traveling continuously since he first began the Never […]


Monday Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press In this installment of the Kalb Report, a panel of experts will examine the history of the relationship between the press and presidents. National Press Club  8 p.m. Tuesday Leading through Civilian Power Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of policy planning at the U.S. State […]

GW seeks donors for Gelman renovations

Correction appended The University is in talks with several philanthropists to secure a large-scale donation for renovations of the first floor of Gelman Library. Jennifer Broome, the new director of development for the library, addressed the widespread student belief that the University does not support the aging building during Tuesday night’s Student Association meeting, saying […]