October 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 18

Stories from the October 7, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

VP candidates debate, some say better then their running mates

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Vice Presidential candidates took on international and domestic policy issues during a debate held Tuesday night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Vice President Dick Cheney defended his administration’s handling of the war in Iraq against Sen. John Edwards’ allegations that the Bush administration should have worked harder to capture Osama […]

UCC faulted over anorexia

Sophomore Alison Devenny, one of millions inflicted with the disease anorexia nervosa, used to consume only 500 calories a day. But when Devenny sought help at the University Counseling Center last year, she said no one would help her in the struggle to overcome the disease. “Unfortunately, GW has a very inadequate eating disorder counseling […]

Students test PS2 games

Students tested out new and unreleased video games, including a virtual skateboard program, at Lisner Auditorium’s loading dock Wednesday night. The event, “Play Station 2 Locker Room Challenge Tour, Featuring 989 Sports,” attracted about 70 students that sampled the games in front of a locker room set-up with five televisions. Sony held the free event […]

Students use fashion to wax political

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With less than a month until this year’s heated election, the presidential candidates are not the only ones making political statements. Politicians, celebrities and voters have been spotted sporting apparel with unique political messages. Popular topics include: Promoting a favorite presidential candidate or encouraging people to vote on November 2. College students […]

Recycling programs differ between East, West coast schools

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – At Universities across the United States varying levels of initiative exist to protect the state of the environment. While college age students tend to care more about the environment than other demographics, there is a difference in attitude from West coast schools versus those on the East coast. Most colleges use a […]

Defending the District’s vitality

During the last weeks, I’ve heard more complaints about the lack of excitement in D.C. than I had all last year. To readers from the City – being New York – Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta or Miami, let me start by saying, “I’m sorry.” No matter what I say, no matter […]

McNamara addresses Elliott School

Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara addressed a packed GW lecture hall Tuesday night, answering foreign policy questions after screening a documentary detailing his controversial involvement in the Vietnam War. About 350 people, mostly students, went to hear McNamara speak, and spilled into the aisles and front area of an Elliott School of International Affairs […]

D.C. protest draws smaller then expected crowds

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Fewer protestors then expected gathered at a park in Washington, D.C., last weekend for the biannual World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings. The 27-hour vigil, sponsored by the 50 Years Is Enough Network, was to “honor the victims of 60 years of tragic policies and crippling debt,” the organization said. The […]

Dan Flavin: A Retrospective

Dan Flavin’s brand of minimalism is the kind people love to hate. His installation pieces, which are created from store-bought fluorescent light fixtures mounted on walls and floors, at first inspire the groan that every art aficionado hates to hear from fellow gallery-goers: “Why is he so special? I could do that.” No, you couldn’t […]

I heart huckabees

Why does life exist? And what does it all mean? (That is, if it means anything at all). Can such questions produce a fresh and funny film? With his endlessly inventive trip through the Big Picture of human existence, “I Heart Huckabees” writer-director David O. Russell (“Three Kings”) answers with a resounding ‘yes.’ In a […]