September 20, 2004

Stories from the September 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Class takes to the trails

It’s a Friday morning – 75 degrees and sunny. It’s the kind of day any college student hates spending inside a lecture hall, half-listening to a lesson they’ll forget as soon as they walk outside the door to start their weekend. For the 20 students enrolled in Jeremiah Davis’s hiking class, spending days like this […]

Towson hands men’s soccer second straight defeat

The GW men’s soccer dropped its second straight game Sunday, a 3-1 defeat to Towson State University at the Towson Center Soccer Complex in Maryland. It was the second consecutive loss for the Colonials (1-3-1), who are winless in their last three games. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed because of […]

Volleyball skid ends with tourney sweep

After losing its first seven games this season, the GW volleyball team needed a spark. Sophomore Kaimana Lee went as far as saying the Colonials were going to “annihilate” the next teams they played. The Colonials backed up Lee’s statement by beating Jacksonville 3-1 Friday night and defeating the University of Akron and the State […]

Book review: “The Love Wife”

In life, few stories are told the way they are in novels. There isn’t time while chatting over coffee to neatly lay out characters or slowly build up to a climax. Real life stories are fragmented. They are told between bites of a bagel and interrupted by cell phone rings. We go back and forth, […]

An Olympian’s double life

Sophomore Brett Heyl never lived in Thurston or the Hall on Virginia Avenue. He rarely dines in J Street and does not frequent night spots near campus. Around here, one might say he has not had the typical “GW experience.” Then again, Heyl isn’t a typical student. He is a world class K-1 kayaker, a […]

Assault weapon ban expires

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Congress allowed a 10-year ban on deadly firearms to expire on Monday, Sept. 13, when they did not ask President Bush to renew the program. The expiration of the 1994 assault weapon ban allows the purchase of 19 types of previously outlawed military-style weapons, including Uzis and AK-47s. The ban, which was […]

Column: Bursting the bubble

September 8, 2004: A day that will forevermore be remembered as Rathergate, or more precisely, “Blathergate.” It is the day that marks Dan Rather’s scurrilous, vindictive attempt to undermine the surging presidency of George W. Bush and save the ill-fated Kerry campaign. Dan Rather is, yet again, going down and going down fast. This blind, […]

Universities remember 9/11

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, marked the third year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C, and Pennsylvania, prompting colleges around the nation to hold memorial events to honor the lives of the victims. The George Washington University observed a moment of silence on Saturday, at 8:46 a.m. to remember […]

Column: Rudeness police

Beware of GW’s new rudeness police; they may be investigating you. Suppose you’ve left GW for the day and are working at an office in a private building off campus. Suddenly someone you don’t know, and who has no connection to GW, barges in. You tell him to leave, and he does. You go back […]

Sex column: Working without a net

Recently I went on the bumpy roller coaster ride known as health insurance selection. I sat on the floor of my living room surrounded by pamphlets explaining co-pays, deductibles and benefits. But just as I was feeling all grown-up, the phone rang. The call was from my friend of seven years, Keegan. Keegan and I […]