August 25, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 6

Stories from the August 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Still improving

A cursory glance at the recently released U.S. News & World Report college rankings would suggest GW has taken a step back. In its yearly rankings of the top universities in the country, GW ranked 52 – along with Pepperdine and Syracuse – sliding one spot from last year. Given this slide is merely a […]

Colonials shine in Athens

For most GW athletes, their final game in a buff and blue uniform marks the end of a career in competitive sports. But for some of the University’s former and current standouts, college has been just one step to a much bigger stage: the Olympics. After years of training, four graduates and one current GW […]

Column: Hopeful thoughts for 2004-2005

Thousands of stories – spread across nearly 60 issues – comprise a yearly volume of The Hatchet. It is almost surprising to peruse the archive of bound editions in the Hatchet townhouse and observe how, as the years pass, certain issues persist. Although students should prepare for the usual smattering of scandals and town-gown strain, […]

Emerging star transfers

One of the GW baseball team’s most promising stars is no longer a Colonial. Sophomore Anthony Smith, one of the team’s best hitters last season, will transfer to St. John’s University. Smith’s move is the first sign of fallout from former head coach Tom Walter’s decision to take the job at University of New Orleans […]

Column: A ‘breeder’s’ tale

“Straight people shouldn’t work in the middle of a gay area…” No, that’s not from a Bible Belt Republican, Catholic Priest, or Bill O’Reilly. It’s from someone who should’ve been glad to have a straight guy comfortable enough to work in an area with a large homosexual population. It’s a direct quote from a gay […]

Managing the arts

Senior Caroline Mandler has been on the stage for most of her life, but this summer she was able to try a new role. Mandler was taken behind the scenes working for the nation’s largest performing arts center, the Kennedy Center. As one of 20 interns chosen from an applicant pool of 300 at the […]

Movies on the road

Technology finally has an answer to the dull in-flight film: if you don’t like the airline’s, bring your own. As portable DVD players become lighter and less expensive, more travelers are looking to the laptop-like devices and their personal movie collections to make long trips more bearable. But with so many brands and models on […]

Editorial: Good compromise

In response to a D.C. Superior Court injunction restricting Metropolitan Police’s ability to arrest underage drinkers, the City Council passed an emergency statute decriminalizing underage alcohol possession on the first offense. Given the objections MPD is raising – claiming its ability to crackdown on underage drinking will be hindered by the law – it might […]

Students to get free Napster

Students living in residence halls will have a free subscription to Napster starting next week in a University effort to educate them about Internet piracy. For the next year, about 7,100 students will be able to access the legal music provider via a GW web site that will be accessible when classes begin on Sept. […]

Summer smash sure to make you laugh

David Sedaris, one of the most celebrated literary humorists in the country, has done it again. With his witty humor and bitter tone, Sedaris introduces us to the most hysterical and the most personal part of his past – his family. “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” his most recent recipe for success, is […]