September 13, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 11

Stories from the September 13, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

NYU, GW mobilize to address student deaths

As GW grapples with its third student suicide since February, New York University is still recovering from the fatal fall of one of its graduate students. Joanne Leavy, a second-year graduate student at the Manhattan school, jumped to her death last Monday, just two days before Susan Shin, a GW sophomore, jumped from her eighth-story […]

Hatchet named best in the nation

The Hatchet is the best non-daily college newspaper in the country, according to the Society of Professional Journalists. SPJ gave top honors to GW’s independent student newspaper at its annual conference, which was held in New York from Sept. 9-11. At a Saturday afternoon awards luncheon, SPJ executives lauded The Hatchet for its “professional quality […]

The class of 9/11: Seniors remember attacks

When Brian Adkins was leaving his freshman English class on Sept. 11, 2001, a plane had already hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. Adkins, now a senior, remembered coming back to his room in the Hall on Virginia Avenue and seeing students watching the television in the building’s diner. “Nobody thought it […]

ZBT delays efforts

The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity will continue efforts to expand to GW but agreed to comply with the Student Activities Center’s request to wait until fall rush has been completed. Zeta Beta Tau national officials also said they may form an unrecognized group if they are not asked to join the Interfraternity Council. Courtney Barry, […]

GW in brief

Ivory Tower to house Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin Robbins Students who aren’t too fond of Starbucks coffee will soon be able to use their Colonial Cash at Dunkin’ Donuts when the coffee shop opens a joint Ivory Tower venue with Baskin Robbins next month. The two shops, which are being constructed in the residence hall’s basement […]

Video game expo hits 9:30 club

The Beastie Boys “Intergalactic” could be heard thumping from inside the 9:30 club Wednesday night, but musicians weren’t rocking out in front of a wild audience. Inside, scantily clad girls danced on stages, vendors lined up in rows throughout the room and big-screen plasma TVs adorned the main stage. GameRiot, the world’s largest traveling video […]

Wearing your party on your sleeve

Would you like to “Re-Defeat Bush?” Maybe you’d rather, “Flush the Johns” and send Kerry and Edwards packing. These days there’s a slogan for every political position and a T-shirt to match. We’ve come a long way from “I Like Ike.” Now political slogans aren’t just engineered by candidates; they’re cooked up by organizations, businesses […]

Behind the man behind the wheel

Meet Joe. Joe is one of thousands of taxicab drivers in the D.C. area. He has salt-and-pepper hair, a friendly smile and drives the streets of Washington when it turns dark, looking for people in need of a ride. You may know him, and if you don’t, then chances are you have met someone like […]

Calendar

Monday The Real Deal on race and gender issues in hip-hop Open forum discussion 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 302 Sponsored by the Student Activities Center Student Association Freshman Information Session 7 to 9 p.m. HOVA Capitol Room Sponsored by the Student Association Symposium: “Celebrating Democracy: India, Israel and the United States” Speakers include […]

Volleyball’s losing streak continues

In a sharp contrast to last year’s early season success, the GW volleyball team remains winless after dropping three straight at the Delaware Invitational last weekend. Inexperience proved to be the Colonials’ main stumbling block, according to head coach Jojit Coronel. “We have a lot of inexperienced players who aren’t used to playing on this […]