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.

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. […]


Monday R.E.A.L. Conversations: Interracial Dating on Campus 7 to 9 p.m. Somers Hall, 1st Floor Lounge Sponsored by the Student Activities Center “Unprecendented: the 2000 Presidential Election” Documentary film about the 2000 presidential election; followed by discussion 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by the GW Chapter of the National Association for the […]

C-Weekend brunch guide

Georgia Brown’s 950 15th Street (202) 393-4499 Georgia Brown’s is traditional Southern food with a gourmet twist. The ambiance is warm and homey. During brunch hours, live jazz is performed. The menu is divided into “acts,” the pre-show boasts drinks like “low country” Bloody Marys, white chocolate and Georgia peach Martinis. Act one is the […]


The article “Fraternity rush numbers increase” (Oct. 7, p.3) incorrectly stated that Phi Sigma Kappa has seven pledges this year. Phi Sigma Kappa has 10 pledges, the same amount it had last year.

Column: As age goes up, men go down

As you get older, you begin to acquire new tastes. Beer and red wine become savory when they used to taste sour. Politics becomes interesting when in the past it was a bore. And sexually you become more willing to orally communicate, both verbally and physically. In college, I thought oral sex was an urban […]