March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

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

Letters to the Editor: EMDA reaction

A strong program It’s been almost a year since I graduated from GW’s electronic media program, and I’m sad to see that the ridiculous task force has finally come out and said what EMda students and faculty have been sensing for years: “We don’t give a damn about you.” This panel consisted of political communication […]

The Help Line

Q. I’m a freshman, and I live in a quad. One of my roommates keeps eating my food and using my laundry detergent, but I’m not sure which one. In any case, when I come back to my room a couple of apples or yogurts will be gone, or a just-opened bag of cookies will […]

Music executives support file-sharing suits

Record industry executives defended the practice of suing file-sharers to curb the illegal downloading of music and movies at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday night. The panel, part of an Honors Symposium on digital piracy, came several days after a music industry trade group announced it would bring legal action against an unspecified number of […]

GW in brief

Student wins “GW’s strongest man” competition Law student Nick Maceus took the title of “GW’s strongest man” Sunday morning after a five-event contest. Maceus won an airline ticket to anywhere in the United States. Maceus and three other students – sophomores Adam Nichols and Daniel Harlow and law student Lenwood Faullon – partook in the […]

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 […]