October 4, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 17

Stories from the October 4, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Resources available This letter is written in response to senior Dany BouRaad’s concerns about accessing the University Counseling Center through the University Police Department (“Bad Experiences,” Sept. 30, p. 5). We are happy to know that students like Mr. BouRaad may be interested in volunteering their services to care for other students. There are a […]

GW briefs

Watergate has bomb scare The Watergate complex received a bomb scare early Thursday morning after a restaurant employee at the hotel reported a suspicious package to Metropolitan Police. The package, which turned out be harmless, led MPD to keep students from exiting the Hall on Virginia Avenue for at least half an hour. MPD responded […]

Bison rumble over GW

GW men’s water polo coach Scott Reed knows the Colonials are off to a tough start this season. After falling 13-7 to No. 17 (Collegiate Water Polo Association) Bucknell Saturday, GW is now 2-10 on the year. “We are in a rut right now, we are not converting on easy opportunities,” Reed said. “If we […]

Hispanic student population increases

The Hispanic population of this year’s freshman class grew by about 20 percent this year, part of an overall increase in the number of multicultural students. Kathryn Napper, director of Undergraduate Admissions, wrote in an e-mail that she expects about 120 Hispanic students to be in this year’s freshman class. Official demographic numbers for incoming […]

Arrests mark Iraq protest

A Saturday demonstration to protest the Iraq war resulted in the arrests of 28 people who attempted to deliver the names of the war dead to the White House. Among those arrested was Michael Berg, the father of Nick Berg, a truck driver who was beheaded by Iraqi militants in May. Immediately upon crossing a […]

Muslim comic blazes new path

Muslim comedian Azhar Usman is one of the few people who could joke about the Sept. 11 attacks and actually illicit laughs. Usman performed in the Jack Morton Auditorium Friday night, helping the Muslim Student Association raise $7,000 for flood victims in Bangladesh. A sold-out crowd enjoyed Usman’ s political humor. “People often assume that […]

Groups urge IMF to drop debt

A small group of protestors assembled at the Treasury Department and the World Bank building Friday to demand debt relief for third world countries. The groups Jubilee USA Network and 50 Years is Enough Network tried to bring attention to their cause as the G7 leaders – who represent seven influential nations – held talks […]

Dealing with depression

As autumnal clouds and darkening days settle over Foggy Bottom each year, many students find their spirits diminishing in proportion to the daylight. While the majority of college students will inevitably fall victim and quickly recuperate from intervals of unhappiness, a large proportion find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of depression and apathy. A […]

Debate party draws 500

Red, white and blue balloons adorned the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square Thursday night, transforming it into a political rallying space for the viewing of the first of three presidential debates. About 500 Republican and Democratic students came together to watch the foreign policy debate between President Bush and his Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry. GW […]