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.

Facebook faces lawsuit

The founders of an online social networking Web site filed a lawsuit against, seeking to shut down the popular site and take away most of its profits., which was started by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra, has accused founder Mark Zuckerberg of basing his site on their original […]

Report on student deaths: Counseling Center inadequately funded

The University Counseling Center does not have enough resources to address students’ mental health needs, according to an investigation of GW’s response to student deaths. The finding was one of many included in a report compiled by a 21-member commission charged with analyzing the University’s response to student deaths. Six GW students have died since […]

Editorial: J Street a bust

In a staff editorial at the beginning of the year, this page joined many students in expressing optimism that Aramark’s $4.5 million renovation of J Street would improve the quality of food service for students. Given time to reflect on the impact of the renovation after the first weeks of school, it is clear such […]

Native American museum opens on Mall

The sounds of drums and chants filled the National Mall Tuesday, as thousands of Native Americans from throughout the U.S. and Canada arrived for the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian. With many in traditional dress, Native Americans marched from the Smithsonian Castle to the N.M.A.I. with their tribes in the […]

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 […]