February 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Wasting what we have

Juxtaposed to exponentially increasing global environmental problems are the recent expeditions by NASA’s twin robot geologists, “Opportunity” and “Spirit,” the Mars Exploration Rovers that have been launched in search of answers about the history of water on Mars. Not only are these $810 million robotic tin cans making an even larger dent in the United […]

So-Cal’s Finest Ready to Rock GW

Ask lead guitarist Josh Partington of Something Corporate what the best part about playing colleges is and you won’t get the obligatory answer about great fans. Oh no, this man is all about the parties afterward. Something Corporate burst onto the rock-pop scene in 2002 with a summer hit. Shortly after releasing an EP that […]

Column: Reform the Code of Conduct

Lee Roupas should be commended for finally seeing the light in calling for an audit of the Student Association’s financial books, but his motives and timing seriously need to be called into question. Wasn’t it Roupas who opposed an ethics package this past semester that included a full audit of the SA? As a matter […]

In stores and on sale

Artist: The Coral Album: Magic and Medicine Genre: Rock Label: Columbia Records The Coral is what would have happened if fellow Liverpudlian Paul McCartney had taken some Quaaludes and started a decent band after the Beatles. There’s nothing life-changing on the album, but damn if you aren’t humming the melodies long after the record stops […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday D.C.’s Funniest College competition 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hippodrome Friday Martha in Vegas The No. 1 housing lottery pick will be auctioned off along with other prizes 7:30 to 11 p.m. J Street Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association Something Corporate concert WRGW 75th anniversary weekend 8 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom $16 […]

Editorial: Take ASL seriously

Sign language programs at GW have been at the center of much debate on campus. Two years ago, citing a financial loss, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development ceased to offer classes in American Sign Language. The GSEHD classes were eventually picked up by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the […]

Greek Briefs

Alpha Phi plays matchmaker The Alpha Phi sorority will hold its annual Dating Game Saturday to raise money for women’s heart disease prevention. The event will be held in Funger Hall room 101 at 8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Alpha Phi Heart Week, a philanthropy event dedicated to the prevention of the disease. “It’s […]

Column: The question of identity

I am an individual, an American citizen, and a moderate Republican. That is my identity. Your identity is bound to be different. Yours may include a religious faith or an association with the country your family originates from; those are factors that I personally do not care about enough for them to be a part […]

The Hatchet Meter: A wrap-up of ups and downs

SSN committee The administration is beginning to look into eliminating Social Security numbers as school ID. Given the numerous times students’ numbers are in public view, we hope GW moves quickly. RIAA The RIAA should stop chasing after college students trading music over the Internet. Downloading has helped new artists gain recognition. It’s time to […]