October 28, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 24

Stories from the October 28, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Online quiz to help undecided students ‘decide’

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – To a jingle of patriotic rock music, a flashing image of an animated Uncle Sam is lighting up computer screens across the country, urging college students to vote for their ‘presidential match.’ With the 2004 presidential election less then a week away, many young voters are still confused about the political rhetoric […]

Political art in D.C.

The weeks prior to the election have spawned an outpouring of political sentiment among D.C. artists. But some museum patrons deemed the exhibit’s hostility towards the current administration unpatriotic and unsuitable for viewers. “This lady came in and she and her daughters had Cheney and Bush stickers all over, and she said to me, ‘You […]

Reality television to fund college education

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The search is on for contestants for a new reality show, different from any other program of its kind. The prize: A fully paid-for college education at any school in the country. A new unscripted reality show, tentatively called “The Scholar” will pit 15 qualified high school seniors against each other for […]

“Ray” of Light: Jamie Foxx discusses his shining performance

From his days banging out hit after hit to his turbulent domestic life and reoccurring drug problems, Ray Charles Robinson’s journey is truly inspiring. His original, albeit controversial, idea to mix the easy listening sounds of rhythm and blues with gospel sounds of the church had a significant impact on the R&B industry of today. […]

Universities fail to comply with federal law

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Despite college campuses across the country being breeding grounds for political activity, many of them are failing to comply with a federal law that requires them to provide voter registration forms to all students, a study found last month. The Higher Education Act of 1998 requires schools to request voter registration forms […]

Swedish study links cell phone usage to tumors

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The phrase, “it’s almost too good to be true,” has yet again reared it’s ugly head. This time in the faces of millions of people around the world who use one of modern day’s most convenient miracles: The mobile phone. A new Swedish study suggests that people who use a mobile phone […]

Ballet Review: “Giselle” at the Kennedy Center

This past weekend, the Washington Ballet presented “Giselle,” a haunting ballet about the revenge of a jilted lover, at the Kennedy Center. Giselle, a young country girl, falls in love with Albrecht, a prince, who is unfortunately already engaged. To further complicate things, a local boy is also in love with Giselle. The local boy […]

Video games used as educational tools

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The future of U.S. forests may depend on how well firefighters do their job in a video game, if the developers of “Wildfire” have their way. Utah’s Office of Planning and Budget wants people tinkering with a game whose object is to shrink the state’s deficit. The military’s use of electronic simulations […]

Proactive lifestyle drives Elizabeth Edwards

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A picture of a modern woman, Elizabeth Edwards has been called funny, intelligent and caring. Proclaiming herself as curious, Edwards has strived to a balance between her career and family life. A graduate of the University of North Carolina Law School, where she and John Edwards met, she worked as a lawyer […]

“Saw” co-directors discuss the making of the film

Director James Wan and actor Leigh Whannell, the masterminds behind the new serial killer gore-o-rama “Saw,” are as big an underdog story as you’re likely to see all year. The two Australian filmmakers spent about two years after film school trying to scrape the money together to shoot their first script. Wan came up with […]