September 1, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 7

Stories from the September 1, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jihad videos posted using GW net connection

An unidentified individual posted terrorist propaganda onto the Web in March using an Internet connection at GW. Since officials did not learn of the situation until July, they were unable to track the user. The individual used a laptop to illegally obtain GW Internet access and create a makeshift file-transfer protocol, which is used to […]

Fire engulfs MVC shuttle

More than 20 students watched their Mount Vernon Shuttle bus burst into flames late Tuesday night after being evacuated from the vehicle. No injuries were reported in the fire, which took place on Foxhall Road in front of the German Embassy, near the Mount Vernon Campus. Metropolitan Police officials said the driver originally stopped the […]

Editorial: See the big picture

GW students are reputed complainers. Seemingly whenever something goes awry, students are prepared with the hackneyed invective that since they pay so much in tuition everything should be perfect. The lack of a fully completed J Street represents the latest target for student anger. And while it is completely justified to assume that a project […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 8/25 – Medical Faculty Associates building – case closed A female subject was verbally abusive and combative with staff at the MFA. Witnesses said that after being treated and released from the emergency room for a toothache, staff informed the subject that they could help no further and suggested contacting a dentist. The […]

Column: From apathy to action

I have been speaking with numerous students and administrators about the direction of the Student Association this year. Everyone I speak with is excited about our vision, and together, we are excited about turning student apathy into real action with tangible results at GW. The Student Association has been working hard all summer developing and […]

D.C. councilman threatens Virginia baseball group

D.C. councilman threatens Virginia baseball group If Major League Baseball awards Northern Virginia the soon-to-move Montreal Expos instead of Washington, the team may not be able to use RFK Stadium as a temporary home as originally planned. At a news conference Saturday at the Wilson building downtown, city Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) said the […]

Column: A paper by and for students

There are a little over 20 of us here in the Hatchet editorial office, editors and designers working in a cramped space on the top floor of a two-story townhouse. Add dozens of writers and photographers who contribute to these pages each year, and you have a pretty interesting mix of people. And yet still, […]

Letters to the editor

A bit far I read Zej Moczydlowski’s article (“A ‘breeder’s’ tale,” Aug. 25, p. 4) with quite a bit of amusement. I realize discrimination and bigotry are not necessarily laughing matters. However, to suggest being called a “breeder” is the same as gay bashing is taking things a bit far. Yes, both are equally evil […]

Column: Not out of touch

The Republican National Committee came prepared that July day when John Kerry announced John Edwards as his running mate. Only minutes after the announcement, talking points from the RNC and Bush-Cheney ’04 spewed forth on cable news channels from Republican spinners. Topping the bullet points from the right was the absurd declaration that the Kerry-Edwards […]

Rock. Paper. Scissors. Shoot.

As two serious-minded athletes step onto a dimly lit stage, the crowd erupts with cheers. The two men – one draped with an American flag, the other more conservatively clad – make their steady approach toward one another, as “Eye of the Tiger” permeates through the smoke-saturated room. The referee signals the start of their […]