April 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 57

Stories from the April 5, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports briefs

Cheer and Dance place high in Daytona Beach The GW cheer and dance teams had a successful weekend in the Chik-fil-A Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. The dance team finished in seventh place out of 25 teams, and the cheer team finished fourth out of 13 teams. Both squads improved over […]

Supreme Court hears pledge case

Posted 11:22pm April 4 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Michael Newdow has become an American hero and an American villain. Newdow is the atheist physician turned lawyer who has brought the pledge of allegiance case to the Supreme Court. Having just recently been accepted by the Supreme Court Bar, Newdow’s request for “representation prose” […]

Tennis sweeps Towson

The GW men’s tennis team swept Towson last Friday, marking the Colonials’ eighth victory in ten matches after they began the season 1-4. Senior captain Matt Hane continued his solid play for GW (9-6, 3-2 Atlantic 10) at No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Towson’s Chris Rowland. “The key was breaking (Rowland’s) […]

Clarke raises questions about Bush’s credibility

Posted 11:43pm April 4 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau Former White House counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke has been in the middle of an election year political fire-storm, testifying before a Congressional Committee on the attacks of Sept. 11 2001 that the Bush administration did little to prevent those attacks and that the war in […]

Passion for pasta

With the recent hype surrounding Atkins, South Beach and numerous other low-carbohydrate diets, one wonders if eating no breads, pastas or sugar is really the answer to losing weight. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines recommend eating six to 11 daily servings of grain-based products that are high in complex carbohydrates – foods such […]

Former candidates out of spotlight but not out of politics

Posted 11:46pm April 4 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Those who ran unsuccessfully this election season for the Democratic Party’s presidential bid may be out of the political spotlight, but are far from being out of political view. At one point, the race for the Democratic bid included ten contenders. Former Vermont Gov. Howard […]

Smith powers weekend sweep

The GW baseball team traveled to Bronx, N.Y., and swept the Fordham Rams in a three-game set this weekend. The Colonials have won five games in a row and 10 of their last 11. “When you sweep someone, it’s really special because it shows that you are really much better than they are,” junior pitcher […]

Meta media

Despite the criticism that accompanies Nielsen ratings, it’s difficult to ignore the power of numbers. Between March 22 and 28 of this year, four reality television shows were among the top 20 prime time programs of the week. Almost 17 million households had their televisions tuned to “American Idol.” That’s 17 million people who willfully […]

Students studying abroad feel foreign attitudes of America first-hand

Posted 11:49pm April 4 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau One of the pivotal issues that will shape the presidential race is the Bush administration’s foreign policy and voter’s perception of how well presumed Democratic nominee Senator John Kerry will be able to operate internationally. Prominent Democrats, like Sen. Kerry and former Secretary of State […]

GW alum sees MLB ownership dream fading

As the Major League Baseball season began one year ago, the Montreal Expos were said to be starting their final season before relocation. The three primary areas looking to acquire the Expos – the District, Northern Virginia and Portland, Ore. – all thought a decision would be made by the All-Star break. It wasn’t. Now […]