March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

Stories from the March 29, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Book Review: Author spins religion in best-selling thriller

With “The Da Vinci Code” becoming a worldwide obsession, readers are hungrily grasping for more clandestine controversy and mystical plot. Dan Brown, the highly praised author of the country’s No. 1 bestseller, has done it again. Or rather, he already did it. Virtually unknown until the rapid success of his latest novel, Brown is the […]

GW creates neighbor complaint plan

Seeking to improve its relationship with Foggy Bottom residents, the University recently revamped mechanisms for dealing with complaints about off-campus student behavior. In addition to improving its ability to track, record and respond to residents’ grievances, GW also stepped up its efforts to inform them about ways to register their complaints. Under the new system, […]

Let’s go fly a kite

Area residents and tourists fly kites Saturday, during the 38th Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival. This year’s theme, “Kites Around the World,” celebrated the history of kites.

Upping the ante: Students place their bets in GW’s poker underworld

It’s official: the popularity explosion of poker, a game that has moved from smoky back rooms to mainstream America, has reached GW. Games that often last long into the night are sprouting up around campus faster than presidential campaign flyers. As with many American trends, the popularity of poker can be traced back to Hollywood. […]

Students bid on campus leaders

GW students packed the Hippodrome Friday night as campus leaders were sold to the highest bidders to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. An “Old Hollywood” theme consisting of black and white balloons and silver stars dotted the stage as 31 student organization leaders strutted their stuff in front of 175 audience members. The date […]

The Morning After: Post-spring break survival

Chick: Spring break is probably a little hazy, and I’m sure there are hours or maybe whole nights that cannot be accounted for, but luckily you have pictures to help piece everything together. Hopefully now, after a week of reflection, you may have reached a few conclusions. The guy or girl (or maybe both) you […]

St. John’s considers Hobbs

GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has emerged as a candidate for the vacant head coaching position at St. John’s University, The New York Times reported Friday. In the article, “a friend of the program” named Hobbs as a potential replacement for Mike Jarvis, who was fired in December. Jarvis coached at GW from […]

Hatchet celebrates centennial weekend

More than 200 Hatchet alumni, current staffers and community members gathered in the Marvin Center Saturday night to commemorate the newspaper’s 100th anniversary. The gala was part of a weekend-long celebration that also featured several panel discussions about the newspaper’s role at GW and a taping of CNN’s “Crossfire.” GW professor Steve Roberts opened Saturday […]

Varsity Roundup

Lacrosse runs over Howard The GW women’s lacrosse team defeated Howard University 25-7 at Mount Vernon Friday, setting seven school records in the process. In the victory, the Colonials tallied program highs in goals, assists, points, shots on goal, draw controls and margin of victory. Freshman Laura Hostetler set a school record with six goals […]