April 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 64

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

Vote rally marked by low turnout

A small crowd turned out for a GW Votes rally on Kogan Plaza Wednesday evening that registered only four students to vote. Launched in November 2003, GW Votes is a University initiative seeking to register 100 percent of students for the November election. Approximately 85 percent of students are registered, according to student body surveys. […]

Editorial: The Hatchet Meter: the year in review

Positive Men’s basketball: After a dismal 2002-03 season, the men’s basketball team made a dramatic improvement, finishing with an 18-11 record and a National Invitational Tournament bid. With star-in-waiting Maureece Rice set to potentially join the young cast, GW could be looking at its first trip to the big dance in five years. Famous people […]

Crime log

Assault with a Weapon 4/25 – Public Space – 3 a.m. case closed Five male students on the 2100 block of H Street were carrying a Ukrainian flag celebrating the “Heavyweight Title” fight when another group of students made comments to them. A student pulled out a knife, threatened the taunting students and cut one […]

Column: Another year of Hatchet coverage

In a year that has seen continued GW successes as well as unspeakable tragedies, my hope is that The Hatchet has continued to serve as a vital resource and forum for the University community. In our 100th year of publication, the newspaper looked to continue its tradition as the GW newspaper of record, and although […]

Asian women share experiences

Asian-American women shared their personal and professional experiences at a panel discussion Tuesday night. About 30 students gathered in the Marvin Center to listen to the panel, dubbed “Celebrating Us: Asian American Women of Excellence.” Speakers discussed the importance of fully integrating Asian-American women into society. “The fight (for civil rights) is still going on,” […]

Column: Goodbye GW

Rummaging through my mailbox last week, I almost missed an envelope wedged between a Victoria’s Secret catalog and my new edition of Gambling Debt Monthly (this month: “Never Mess With the Russians”). The return address listed none other than Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Inside, on yellow polka-dotted stationery, was a beautifully handwritten note. It read as […]

Secret Machines, Blonde Redhead at the Black Cat

A dreary, rainy evening opened with the blinding light of heaven in the form of a Dallas-turned-New York band known as the Secret Machines. Three shaggy-haired men reeking of early-’90s brashness took the stage in front of three spotlights that were pointed straight into their audience, causing many to avert their eyes. But this only […]

University of Utah eyes Law School Dean

GW Law School Dean Michael Young could learn Thursday night whether he will become the next president of the University of Utah. Young, who has been the Law School’s dean for six years, is one of three candidates being eyed by the University of Utah to fill its top post. Utah officials are expected to […]

Column: Giving more

Josh Schimmerling and I were initially reluctant to accept the charge of co-chairing the Class of 2004’s Senior Class Gift Campaign. After four years of tuition payments, library printing and Student Health fees, we felt that we had paid our dues to the University. So why were we being asked – as students – to […]

Pro-choice punks on parade

On the seminal punk classic Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, lead singer Johnny Rotten, in the Pistols’ trademark virulent manner, offered his commentary on a woman’s right to choose: “Body screaming fucking bloody mess/Not an animal/It’s an abortion.” Twenty-seven years later, Rotten is fronting a warped, twisted, Sid Vicious-less version of the […]