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.

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 […]

The Morning After: Pillow Talk

Chick: Putting on your “O” face and letting out a few moans or screams is one thing, but pillow talk is pretty creepy when done in a tasteless and tactless manner. The point of it is to get your partner thinking of all the kinky and wonderfully lude acts you can engage in bed, on […]

Restaurant Review: Italian favorites succeed

If you think the true measure of an Italian chef is by his pasta, you are simply wrong. Good pasta is essential and bad pasta can ruin your meal, but can it really distinguish a chef from the rest of the pack? No. So what is the culinary hurdle that these cuoci Italiani must soar […]

From the left: Kerry’s job is to win

Forum: John Kerry speaks on campus For all of us who follow politics with either a religious or sexual devotion – for me it’s both – two Thursdays ago was the perfect day. Last week the word went out across D.C. that the next President of the United States was coming to GW. About damn […]

Editorial: Change tactics

Progressive campus forces stepped up efforts last week to improve workers’ rights on campus. Attempting to persuade University administrators to accede to their demands – such as instituting a living wage, allying with the Worker Rights Consortium and improving access to healthcare – 11 students were arrested by Metropolitan Police while assembling a tent city […]

Letters to the Editor

Immaturity It was truly sad to read your April Fools’ Day edition of The Hatchet and you all should be embarrassed. While some may have found it offensive, I simply found it moronic and juvenile. There was not a single line of wit in the entire edition – even though so much about GW is […]

Column: Workers rights are human rights

Last Monday, students rallied in front of Rice Hall. These individuals urged GW to affiliate with the Worker Rights Consortium – an organization aligned to prevent the use of sweatshop labor when making college apparel – and to adopt a workers’ rights code of conduct ensuring a living wage, affordable healthcare and the right to […]