September 3, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 8

Stories from the September 3, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Distance GW

The federal government recently indicted Riggs Bank for failing to have adequate regulations in place to combat money laundering. As a result of the scandal, Riggs Bank, which was recently purchased by PNC Bank,?received national scrutiny and scorn. Such a scandal would normally have nothing to do with the GW community. In this case, however, […]

Miller and Wilee lead youthful men’s soccer squad

With thirteen freshmen on the roster, one might call this a rebuilding year for the GW men’s soccer team. But senior co-captain Matt Miller said there is no doubt the rookies will quickly find their places on the field. “I am confident that these freshmen can step up and fill in for anyone who graduated,” […]

Column: Peace and non-fiction

There has been a joke meandering its way through some of the smaller circles here at GW, and since it is a new year, it only seemed fair that everyone have a chance to hear it. Are you ready? Here it goes. What do you get when you transcend all streams of logic by trespassing […]

Lawten and defense power women’s soccer team

At first glance, one might think the GW women’s soccer team had an excellent season last year, as the Colonials finished 11-6-2. However, they were only able to compile a mediocre 5-5-1 record in league play. As a result, GW was shut out of the Atlantic 10 Tournament and its season came to a premature […]

Column: What if?

What if? It’s a question I’ve often asked myself given not only my affection for history, but also my unique ability to over analyze anything. In the few days before I came back to GW, an odd and mildly embarrassing event led me again to wonder what if. I was out on a couple of […]

Preview Fall Fest 2004

Singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson says he believes dorks rule the world. “It’s all about the dorks,” he said, “I think everybody I’ve ever met who’s cool, was never cool.” While the term ‘dork’ is fairly subjective, there’s no doubt Nathanson is reaching out and appealing to a more educated crowd, lining up several tour dates at […]

Letters to the Editor

Check the facts I read with interest the story entitled “Academic departments deal with cuts” (Sept. 1, p. 1), which cites an interview that I recently conducted with a Hatchet reporter. Unfortunately, the section on the Elliott School contains several important errors that I need to correct: The article says that the Elliott School’s enrollment […]

In theaters

Wicker Park by Dustin Beruta Hatchet Reporter “Wicker Park” is a very American remake of the French film “L’Appartement,” this time directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne and Matthew Lillard. The movie follows a young man from Chicago named Matthew (Hartnett) who, despite being engaged to another woman, is […]

Men’s basketball eyes top Texas recruit

The GW men’s basketball program appears to be homing in on another talented recruit. Montrel McDonald, a guard from Fort Worth, Texas, has verbally committed to play for the Colonials in 2005, according to a recent Internet report. In an Aug. 18 article on, McDonald’s Team Fort Worth Amateur Athletic Union coach Vonzell Thomas […]

On stage

Festival Express by John Shortino Hatchet Arts Reporter In 1970, the “Festival Express Tour” rolled across Canada. Along for the ride were legendary bands and artists such as the Grateful Dead, the Band and Janis Joplin. A crew of cameramen, which until recently remained mostly unknown, captured tour moments both on train and on stage. […]