October 11, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 19

Stories from the October 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Stop SSN use

A recent Federal Trade Commission report recently announced that individuals between 18-29 years of age living in the District of Columbia are the most at-risk group for identity theft in the United States – placing GW students squarely in the highest possible risk category. This report helps revive the issue of GW’s controversial use of […]

City auctions off pandas

About 300 people came to the Marriott Wardman Park Saturday night to bid on the painted and sculpted pandas that lined the streets of the city this summer. The panda sculptures, which were on display through a program called PandaMania, were auctioned to benefit the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Of the 150 […]

Column: The bloated student government

It was a lovely affair. There was a strict dress code in effect. We had a delicious meal together. We wiped our mouths and spilled our drinks on beautiful linens. There was even a slideshow. If you were drunk, they let you speak. The event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate passing […]

Anti-smoking group undaunted by failure to pass ban

Despite a ruling against their cause in May, the anti-smoking group Smokefree D.C. is still determined to prevent smoking in the city’s bars and restaurants. The group was disappointed with a May ruling by Judge Mary A. Terrell to block a referendum on a citywide ban. She called it “invalid” and “improper” and explained that […]

Column: Hold GW accountable

It appears GW students are pampered. Freshman year, the University provided housekeeping for my 2,400 classmates, my roommate and me. As a student employee at the University, my base pay rate has shot up twenty-five cents. I’m now looking forward to seeing instant replay on the brand new Smith Center basketball scoreboard in November. But […]

SHS cuts back on flu shots

Student Health Services will have only 20 to 25 flu shots to offer to students this year after a worldwide shortage put the vaccine in high demand. SHS Director Isabel Goldenberg said her department planned to make 2,500 shots available this year. At least 500 students paid $15 apiece to receive flu shots last year. […]

Column: Breaking from tradition

While there are few certainties in life, we know one thing for sure: the stakes of the upcoming presidential election are incredibly high. President Bush and Senator Kerry have offered the American people two vastly different visions of America’s future. The man elected in November matters; he matters to us as Americans, and he matters […]

Voting drive promises sex on Election Day

A new voter registration group promises to leave young voters satisfied on election night – regardless of the outcome of the presidential race. Votergasm.org, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, is taking a “different kind of get-out-the-vote approach,” said Michelle Collins, co-founder of Votergasm.com. Her organization encourages voters to sign a pledge to have sex on election […]

Letters to the Editor

Resources available This letter is written in response to sophomore Alison Devenny’s and another unnamed student’s concerns about the availability of eating disorder resources at the University Counseling Center (“UCC Faulted over anorexia,” Oct. 7, pg. 1). The UCC does not provide long-term treatment programs for eating disorders. Rather, UCC counselors provide short-term counseling where […]

Some Hill internships hard to get

Interning on Capitol Hill for a hometown representative is a popular pastime for many GW students. In order to get the job, however, they may have to jump a few hurdles. Internship coordinators at offices where many students hail from, such as New York and New Jersey, and for popular congressmen, are often very selective. […]