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.

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. […]

The Bar Belle: Porter’s Dining Saloon

A girl walks into a bar, or, more accurately, a girl walks into a bar after having her ID inspected, examined and turned upside down. For this girl, that bar was Porter’s, one of the latest to hit the GW bar scene. Although the motif is simple, (I have a faint recollection of exposed brick […]

Preview Weekend Concerts

Brindley Brothers 9:30 Club Saturday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m. $12 The Brindley Brothers aspire to world domination. However, at least for now they say they’ll just settle for the East Coast. Both members of the duo have both been playing music all their lives, but it was not until about four or five years ago […]

The panda doctor will see you…

Howard Connelly just got a job that by most standards shouldn’t even exist. His newest responsibility is to make structural repairs to sculpted pandas that have been vandalized this summer. While some see it as a tragedy that the art has come under attack, he sees a certain beauty in the nature of the project […]

Nation in Brief

BYU investigates rape allegations (U-WIRE) PROVO, Utah – As Brigham Young University students head back to school this fall, many freshmen are learning about their Honor Code for the first time. Their lessons have been punctuated, however, by a real-life example of possible Honor Code violations, in the form of recent rape allegations against BYU […]

McFadden’s could lose license

A popular local hangout is at risk of losing its liquor license. McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon’s license expires this year, and must be renewed if the establishment is to continue serving alcoholic beverages. However, a resolution from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission may thwart a license renewal. The resolution, which was passed in June, argues […]

Cermony marks name change

In commemoration of the University’s 100 years under its current name, officials dedicated a White Ash tree in a ceremony Wednesday to recognize GW’s namesake. Formerly the Columbian College and then Columbian University, GW changed its name in 1904 to honor the first U.S. president. After George Washington’s death, Congress honored him and his aspiration […]

ISS works to eliminate spam

The University is set to implement a spam filter by the end of next week to help decrease the amount of unwanted e-mail students receive on their GW accounts. The filter will analyze incoming e-mails and, if identified as spam, place them into a special folder where the user can either delete them manually, or […]

University cuts back on free newspapers

Residence halls will provide GW students with only half the number of free newspapers that were available last year due to budget cuts. The GW Reads program, which provides free copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, has reduced the volume of papers that students can pick up in residence […]