September 16, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 12

Stories from the September 16, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: An exchange of ideas

Ah, the GW undergraduate. Such hope, such vigor, such passionate devotion to political change. “Bush sucks,” we cry, with all the intensity of a mewling child. I write this admittedly harsh critique of my peers not out of spite, but out of genuine distress for the state of political discourse at this University. Debate is […]

Letter to the Editor

EMeRG not to blame As a member of the Emergency Medical Response Group, but more importantly a student, I am deeply concerned about the level of research that went into Tim Kaldas’ column in the Sept. 13 edition entitled “Change the Policy (p. 4).” Mr. Kaldas made a blatantly false statement when he said that […]

The Methadones take on the Economy

Punk ain’t easy, and no one knows this better than Chicago-punk quartet The Methadones. After tasting success as a member of such a legendary punk bands as screeching Weasel and The Queers, frontman Dan Shafer (a.k.a. Dan Vapid) found himself laid-off and unemployed last year. Lucky for fans, he found a creative outlet for this […]

Friendly indie: DC9

According to the owner of DC 9, the new U Street bar blending indie rock and good ‘ole fashioned tube lighting, the bar has been open for eight months. But I refuse to believe it. Everything about the bar seems to say that the corner of 9th and U streets has always been home to […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Water Polo Results from Sept. 15 Navy 13, GW 6 News and notes The GW men’s water polo team lost 13-6 to No. 12 (CWPA) Navy Wednesday night at the Smith Center. Freshman John Jennings scored two of the Colonials’ goals, and freshman goaltender Chris Whittam made 14 saves in the loss.

Tomorrow never looked so good

From its opening fanfare to its final shot, “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” (Paramount Pictures) seems like a nonstop homage to films that helped define the genres of adventure, fantasy and sci-fi. “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “King Kong,” “Godzilla” and “The Wizard of Oz.” – you won’t be alone if […]

Store sees more fake IDs

Three weeks into the school year, some students are growing bolder when it comes to attempting to purchase alcohol with fake identification. An area liquor store owner said that recently, an influx of mostly freshman females are getting caught with phony licenses. He attributed the increase to confusion about City Council and D.C. Superior Court […]

Pinheads no more

One of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time was, in its time, one of the least appreciated. Throughout their 22-year career, the Ramones never gained popular support; they never had a hit single (even with the instantly recognizable “I Wanna Be Sedated”), never made an album that sold well, and were only […]

Reps. seek to repeal gun laws

D.C. may soon be a city with virtually no gun restrictions. The D.C. Personal Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), would end a ban on handguns and semiautomatic weapons and eliminate the criminal penalties for owning unregistered guns. A majority of representatives are sponsoring the bill. “We’re furious about it,” said Mary Cuthbert, […]

Art you’re not supposed to see

John Aaron is ready to hit the road. Like other Americans angry at the Bush administration and eager for change, he wants to travel around the country to spread his message to Democrats, Republicans and anyone else who will listen. Aaron, however, will have considerably more luggage than the average activist: he’s bringing a porcelain […]