February 17, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

College online meeting sites

Friendster.com What is it? – A six degrees of separation-style network of friends of friends, and it can be addictive. Who uses it? – People who want to network through their own friends to find peers, usually for friendship or business. Why is it cool? – You can build a nearly endless ring of online […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s tennis wins two in a row The GW men’s tennis team won matches over Rhode Island and Boston College this weekend, improving to 5-4 on the season. The Colonials won a tight 4-3 match over the Eagles and handily beat the Rams 7-0. Juniors Matt Treadgold and Jake Jopling both went undefeated on the […]

La Madeleine is purely provencal American

La Madeleine 3000 M St. N.W. (202) 337-6975 www.La Madeleine.com If you are planning to study abroad in France, this is not the place to start. La Madeleine is a French bakery, but only in the American sense. This is Americanized French food, and who doesn’t like a little taste of Uncle Sam? After entering […]

Editorial: Lighten up on Greeks

Greek-letter life is becoming increasingly stagnant on campus. Whereas only four years ago G Street – referred to as the unofficial “Greek Row” – was a hotbed of Greek-letter activity, most of these once-popular houses are now closed. The houses have been effectively replaced by the newly established University-owned Townhouse Row on 23rd Street. These […]

HBO loses its ‘Sex’ drive

“Can women have sex like men?” was the first question posed by Carrie Bradshaw. And the questions never stopped: “To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf?” “Are there women in New York who are there just to make us feel bad about ourselves?” “Maybe mistakes shape […]

Column: Vote for The Donald

The Donald for 2004. No, I do not mean Mr. Trump, the real estate mogul of New York, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Palm Beach. I mean that I give my personal endorsement to none other than Mr. Donald Rumsfeld, the current secretary of defense, for the presidential nomination of 2004. I choose to differ […]

British beauty fad hits M Street

Lush 3066 M St. N.W. Wednesday, Feb. 4 1:32 p.m. When my editor assigned me to write about Lush, she described the store as a sort of “beauty deli” where you could purchase a pound of soap neatly hand-wrapped in white paper like a pound of American cheese you just brought home from the GW […]

Column: We all bear the responsibility

Who bears responsibility when workers at a university campus are unable to exercise their basic rights and freedoms? Who bears responsibility for the workers at GW’s Colonial Parking trying to organize for better wages, better health care and a better standard of living for their families? Who bears responsibility for cafeteria workers struggling in the […]

Nation in brief

Vanderbilt students face file-sharing lawsuits (U-WIRE) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nine Vanderbilt University students could be among the latest individuals sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally distributing music over the Internet – and none of them knows about it yet. The RIAA sent nine individual subpoena notices to Vanderbilt’s Information Technology Services […]

GW pushes for F Street dormitory

GW will seek approval for a trimmed down version of a proposed F Street residence hall at a D.C. hearing Thursday. After originally formulating plans for a 120-foot facility to be built in the parking lot behind Francis Scott Key Hall, the University went back to the drawing board this fall to accommodate D.C. zoning […]