October 14, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 20

Stories from the October 14, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The student faces of the campaign

While GW’s 10,000 undergraduates are only a small fraction of the 40 million youth voters eligible to cast a ballot this November, they know how to flex their political muscles. Below are the stories of some students who not only promote their political messages at GW but also work on a national level to make […]

Higher Education: The Bush plan vs. The Kerry Plan

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the presidential election began heating up in August, thousands of college students across the nation headed back to school, many greatly concerned about large tuition increases — troubling not only for the students, but also for their parents who often foot the bill. For many families, finding a way to pay […]

Expectations run high for Karl Hobbs’ battle-tested squad

GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs likens the first day of practice to a new automobile. “It’s a day where you are taking the car out for the first time,” he said. “All you’re doing is testing the speed.” When the Colonials begin practicing Saturday, the fourth-year coach said his highly touted team will start […]

Matt Stone discusses “Team America: World Police”

With “Team America: World Police” (Paramount), the new film from “South Park” co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the filmmakers echo 1998’s “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut” using an alternative medium. This time, their palette is puppets and their targets are action films, Hollywood actors, nationalist hubris and Kim Jong Il. “Team America” revolves […]

Candidates questioned by undecided voters in second debate

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry spoke directly to voters about Iraq, health care, jobs, abortion, and taxes in the second presidential debate held Friday at Washington University in St. Louis. The format of the second debate was a town hall setting. The Gallup Organization selected 140 undecided voters to […]

Bo Sox and Bombers ignite campus

The 2004 presidential election is only weeks away and campus division is visible. During the first two debates, the College Democrats and College Republicans screamed at each other during a rally in J Street. However, the most divisive issue on campus may not be the election, but a different type of race. For the second […]

“Primer” displays filmmaking mastery

“Primer” (THINKfilm) is a film that, for some time now, has been riding the fame of winning the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. As disgraceful and hollow as that description might seem, that’s most likely how one would quickly describe it in a sentence. In the vein of hollow summation, many eyebrows were […]

Hispanic women tout professional success

Four successful Hispanic women spoke about female and cultural empowerment to a 25-person crowd in the Marvin Center Wednesday night as part of the third annual “Hispanic women of excellence” event. Wendy Pena, president of Lambda Pi Chi, which co-sponsored the event, said the panelists were meant to encourage Hispanic women to excel academically. “The […]

Editorial: Stop vandalism

The University Police Department recently released its annual report detailing crime statistics on campus. The report detailed a significant rise in alcohol violations and a general decline in most other offenses. Acts of vandalism, however, saw a sharp upturn. And while the document addresses statistics from 2003, there is no doubt vandalism has become a […]

Greek Briefs

Sorority soccer tournament raises money for charity The Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted its third annual Beta Cup, a sorority soccer tournament and fundraiser. The event raised about $14,000 for the Martha’s Table charity, a local organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children and families. Beta Cup co-chair Eric Jesse said 10 teams of women from […]