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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

VOTE DAMMIT!

“In the last presidential election, 100,228,726 Americans didn’t show up to vote.” -Tag Line of Ani DiFranco’s VOTE DAMMIT! Tour Among artists involved in this year’s get out the vote campaign, there seems to be no beating around the bush (no pun intended). Consider the mesmerizing, near-blinding spectacle of red, white and blue that surrounded […]

Hart challenges ANC member

Former Student Association President Kris Hart is challenging Dorothy Miller, who has lived in Washington since World War II, for her seat on a local board that helps make zoning decisions in Foggy Bottom. The local Advisory Neighborhood Commission represents area residents and makes recommendations to the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment […]

Embracing new roles

As the lone senior on the GW men’s basketball team last year, Greg Collucci’s name was not at the top of many statistical categories. However, he played a vital role on the team, providing veteran leadership to many young players. Although he averaged about eight minutes per game last season, playing time never mattered much […]

Men masturbate in Foggy Bottom

University Police are on the lookout for three men involved in seperate public masturbation incidents that took place in Foggy Bottom last weekend. The most recent incident, which occurred at the International House, prompted UPD to post Public Safety Advisory notices in all residence halls. On Sept. 10, an unknown male approached a first floor […]

Soccer falls to cross-town rival

The GW men’s soccer team returned to Reeves field for the third time this season but lost a physical battle to cross-town rival American University 3-1 yesterday. No member of this current Colonial squad has ever beaten the Eagles. American defeated GW last season after beating the Colonials in the first round of the NCAA […]

Update of Puccini’s Opera a Gender Bender:

Giacoma Puccini’s Mme. Butterfly is the tragic yet beautiful tale of a Japanese woman named Butterfly who falls in love with an American sailor that marries then abandons her. When he returns years later with his new American wife to claim Butterfly’s child, it is too much for the delicate woman and she commits suicide […]