September 23, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 14

Stories from the September 23, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Grab your pitchforks

On what grounds can a liberal claim that he is neither jaded nor angry at the duplicity of the Democratic Party? Instead of seizing on the unprecedented unity of the left nominating a progressive candidate, they’ve settled for the Vietnam edition of Al Gore. What’s worse is that Viet Gore garners support from the ranks […]

George Lucas strikes back

There’s an old adage that tells us ‘art is manipulation.’ If one were to accept the inverse of this statement and recognize manipulation as art, then George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, would be worth more money than Monet. There is no single film franchise in history that has generated more revenue than Lucas’ […]

Bill grants suicide funds

In light of the recent suicides on college campuses, Congress passed a bill earlier this month granting $82 million over three years to fund suicide prevention programs for community centers and universities. The passage of the bill raises awareness about a topic that is all too familiar at GW. On Sept. 8, sophomore Susan Shin […]

The circus has come to town

The circus has come to D.C., and it’s performing wherever. To be more specific, Cirque Du Soleil has set up its Grand Chapiteau tent on the grounds of RFK Stadium, performing the show “Varekai,” which means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies, from which the show finds its origin. Started by a band […]

Softball team eyes future

First-year GW softball coach Jo Anne Ferguson spent Tuesday morning firing batting practice pitches to her team on a sun-soaked field at Mount Vernon. Players enthusiastically encouraged each other’s swings, and as line drives dinged off the aluminum bats, it appeared as if the three-year-old program was back to normal. “It’s better than normal,” sophomore […]

GMU spoils home opener

The GW women’s soccer team’s first home game of the season did not go as planned Wednesday. The Colonials took an early lead but could not hold on, losing 3-2 to George Mason University. “I think we played well enough to win, but there are some little things holding us back,” GW head coach Tanya […]

SA Senators work on students’ rights bill

As a new Student Association Senate prepares for a year of debate and decision-making, some student groups may receive reduced funding from the legislative body. Jordyn Cosme (U-At-Large), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said he is proposing a plan that would grant money to student groups based on their spending in previous years. He […]


Thursday Fall Career Fair 2 to 6 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Career Center A Night of Art Featuring Chris Damola Nigerian artist speaks and exhibits work 8 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center 308 Sponsored by the Organization of African Students Italian Film Series Showing of World War II film “Rome, Open […]

SJT calls for combined degree

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called for more accelerated combination bachelor’s, master’s and professional degrees at a faculty assembly meeting Monday. Under the plan, top students would be able to take graduate level courses in their major during their fourth year and graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. He also outlined a seven-year combined […]

Greek briefs

Theta Delta Chi donates books The Theta Delta Chi fraternity donated 152 books to West Potomac High School in late August. The fraternity recently moved out of their house near 25th and I streets and found they had accumulated a large collection of textbooks and paperbacks. This past summer, Theta Delta Chi scholarship chair Isaac […]