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.

Editorial: Keep gun laws

Late Monday, the ten-year ban on assault weapons expired after Congress failed to renew the law. For a city like Washington, D.C. – which is dubiously honored with consistently high murder rates – the renewed presence of assault weapons could tank years of work toward reducing rates of gun violence. Perhaps even more significant for […]

Officials eye 2010 for site

University officials said they do not expect to walk into any new buildings on the old hospital grounds until 2010 as they continue to look at developers for the site. “If you see anything significant there within six years from now, we would be extremely lucky,” Executive Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz said Friday […]

Editorial: Fix “Crossfire”

Though vicariously, GW made the political talk show rounds Sunday when a mini-controversy surrounding CNN’s “Crossfire” – which broadcasts daily from the Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Affairs Building – began circulating. Republicans have raised concern that Paul Begala and James Carville, the liberal two of the program’s four hosts, are permitted […]

GW Dance Teacher to Present Work at Kennedy Center

Vladimir Angelov, an adjunct professor in GW’s dance department, will be debuting his multimedia dance and film project “TransParent” at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage next week. Angelov, who has partnered with the local troupe CityDance, is the writer, director and choreographer of the work, which was chosen by the Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning […]

Column: Mainstream gambling

Switch on ESPN any Tuesday. Below the ticker showing the latest golf scores from Dubai is a clock counting down the seconds to the channel’s most anticipated weekly show. Unless you’ve been living in a cable television-proof cave, you know I’m talking about the World Series of Poker. My poker instincts tell me most of […]

Former Defense Dept. official talks about Pentagon papers

Daniel Ellsberg, the man largely responsible for the release of the Pentagon Papers, spoke at the Watergate complex Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Watergate Living and Learning Community. Ellsberg, who spoke at the community’s first event five years ago, spoke about how his decision to release the Pentagon Papers and how it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]