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.

Planned parenthood opens center for lesbians

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – On Sept. 23, a Planned Parenthood center geared specifically toward serving the lesbian community opened in Falls Church, Va. While this was not the first center in the country to offer services to lesbians, it was the first to open with a specific clientele in mind. “There has been a need in […]

Senate cuts organization funding

Student organizations will be getting $13,000 less in allocations this year, according to a final budget passed by the Student Association Senate Tuesday night. After a nearly month-long process that included an audit of all student organizations, an opportunity for groups to protest their funding and an eight-hour special Senate meeting last week, the body’s […]

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 […]