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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Wednesday Student organization registration meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Saturday Hippodrome Triple Play Free food, music, bowling and games 9 p.m. to midnight Hippodrome Sponsored by Triple Play Sunday GW’s world market at Mount Vernon Posters, room decorations and free food 2 to 5 p.m. Mount Vernon quad Sponsored by Greek Affairs, […]

Terror alert to affect move-in

Security measures implemented in the wake of August’s terrorism alert may disrupt move-in for some students and parents, who will be prevented from parking near certain residence halls. But GW officials said they remain confident that move-in, which begins Aug. 28, will go smoothly. After intelligence reports suggested that an attack might take place at […]

City passes new drinking bill

The D.C. City Council last month voted 11-1 in favor of an emergency bill that decriminalizes underage possession and consumption of alcohol by first-time offenders. The legislation, which was passed quickly by the council before it went into August recess, will remain in effect until February or until a permanent bill is voted on. As […]

Katz: Marvin Center renovations behind schedule

A senior GW official expressed doubt last week that all venues in the redesigned Marvin Center eating areas would open on schedule. But Aramark officials maintained that they would meet the Aug. 28 deadline they set for the project’s completion. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz told The Hatchet Aug. 18 that he thought […]

D.C. bans use of phones while driving

Student-drivers accustomed to talking on their cell phones behind the wheel may soon see financial penalties that have nothing to do with their monthly minutes. The Distracted Driving Safety Act, which was passed by the City Council in January and took effect this summer, prohibits drivers from talking directly into mobile phones and other electronic […]

GW in brief

Student among finalists vying to speak at GOP convention Sophomore Nathan Imperiale was named one of ten finalists in an essay contest to select a young speaker to give a primetime speech at the Republican National Convention in September. While Imperiale was not picked to speak at the convention, he will be attending next week’s […]