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.

“Sideways” and Behind: An interview with writer/director Alexander Payne

Riding the critical acclaim of “About Schmidt,” director and co-writer Alexander Payne took the cynical road through Southern California’s wine country in his new film “Sideways.” Starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, this venture demonstrated that he is more than a satirist but one also drenched in pinot noir expertise. Hatchet: Where did the […]

Event displays eco-friendly clothes in Kogan

Companies and student groups came together Wednesday in Kogan Plaza for the first ever Eco-fashion Extravaganza, an effort to elevate fashion and environmental awareness. GW hosted the event as part of GreenFest 2004, which took place all day Wednesday in Kogan Plaza. Vivavi, an online company offering products made of environmentally friendly materials, was the […]

Undergraduate, law students debate election issues

Student groups and law professors debated the war in Iraq and other major issues in the election at a Town Hall meeting Monday night. The debate, sponsored by the Student Association and Black Law Student Association, attracted about 130 students to the Law School’s fourth floor. Students from the College Republicans, College Democrats, College Law […]

Halloween Club and Bar Events

Once you reach college, Halloween’s festivities (i.e. trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples and funny costumes) take a ghoulish turn. The treats turn alcoholic, bobbing becomes not so innocent and girls wear “funny” outfits suited for a soft porn flick. The drinking and costumes are the easy decisions when it comes to planning your Halloween adventure. But […]


Thursday Youth04 promotion 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Capitol Grounds, 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Get a free pastry and beverage while checking out an organization that seeks to encourage youth participation in the election. Colonial Invasion Block Party 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kogan Plaza Free food, spirit contests, Colonial Brass performance and Multicultural Greek […]

Sox fans celebrate win

More than 1,000 people celebrated the Red Sox’s World Series victory early Thursday morning in a gathering that saw at least one student arrested. While many celebrated peacefully, some students upended newspaper boxes, taunted police officers and made small fires near Kogan Plaza. Metropolitan Police Department officials never made any serious attempts to disperse the […]

Column: Baseball, Boredom, and Pornography

As passing school weeks tend to do, this week brought with it a new dilemma. As the baseball gods granted the Astros from my native Houston a game seven letdown in the NLCS, I found myself with exorbitant amounts of time that the playoffs had previously occupied. Boredom naturally ensued. My first act was to […]

SA Notes

Senate approves bill to raise VPFA stipend The Student Association Senate passed a bill Tuesday to increase the Vice President for Financial Affairs’ pay. The bill to increase the stipend for the VPFA, which SA President Omar Woodard sponsored, raised the stipend from $1,500 to $2,000. VPFA Stephanie Adleman, a member of Woodard’s cabinet, oversees […]

Students remain without absentee ballots

With the presidential election only days away, some students are still waiting for their absentee ballots. A number of problems – mail mix-ups, complications with local government offices and failure to complete forms on time – have prevented some students from voting. “I don’t know entirely what to make of it,” said Sean White, director […]

New student-run journal focuses on research

Students now have the opportunity to have their original research published in Inquiry, the University’s new student-run research journal. Co-founder Alison Matela, who graduated last year, said she was interested in starting the project after serving as a student representative on a retention committee. She saw many of her best peers leaving GW for other […]