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.

Spirit soars as Colonial Invasion approaches

The air is turning colder, the lines for hot coffee at the J Street Starbucks are getting longer, and more and more students are breaking out their North Face fleece jackets. At GW, this only means one thing – it’s almost basketball season. Practices began the week of Oct. 16, but the true kickoff will […]

Newspapers endorse candidates

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As Election Day approaches, editorial boards at newspapers across the country are trying to sway undecided voters, as they publish their presidential endorsements voicing support for either President Bush or Senator Kerry. Or, in some cases, for neither candidate. The first endorsement came out in mid-June when the “Philadelphia Daily News” endorsed […]

Movie Review: “Sideways”

The latest addition to Alexander Payne’s slew of increasingly dark and bleak comedies, “Sideways” marks an interesting progression for the director outside of his home state of Nebraska and towards the state that brought him fame. The performances of the indelible Paul Giamatti (“American Splendor”) and Thomas Haden Church (the TV show “Wings”) infuses an […]

Red talks, Feinstein listens

Aided by a cane and wearing a light pink shirt and dark glasses, legendary former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach stood in front of a podium at the Smith Center Monday night. An attentive group of people, including University employees, athletic department officials, family members and longtime fans, gathered to celebrate the release of “Let […]

Crime Log

Destruction 10/23 – Hall on Virginia Avenue – 8:45 p.m. – open case A resident reported to University Police that a nameplate she had recently placed outside her door had been stolen or moved. 10/23 – Ivory Tower – case closed A fifth floor ceiling title was found damaged on the floor. No suspects Disorderly […]

The Hatchet rates GW Halloween Costumes

Don’t know what to be this year? Well, we’ve got a few ideas. In preparation for the weekend, The Hatchet has mapped out some of the most common and creative GW Halloween costumes. Abstract concept costume – 2 Pumpkins You’ve seen this one before. Indicators include excessive fabric, some sort of interpretive dance, the words […]

City moves polling location to Smith Center

The polling station traditionally located at the International Monetary Fund building has been moved to GW’s Smith Center for Election Day because of access concerns. John Petrie, vice president for public safety and emergency management, said checkpoints at the 19th Street building, which has been under a heightened security alert since August, would hinder people […]

Waiting in line is now an hourly job

Senior Tyler Neyhart gets paid between $10 and $15 an hour to perform one of the dullest tasks imaginable: waiting in line. “I’ve waited in line for some of the most mundane things, like a hearing on the drug policy of Michigan,” Neyhart said. Neyhart works as an independent contractor for J.E. Holdings, one of […]

Editorial: Kris Hart for ANC

During his years at GW, Kris Hart established himself as an important student advocate and a reputable public servant. Distinguishing himself as a Student Association senator, Hart parlayed his senatorial experience into a successful campaign for SA president. Often during his term – which while unspectacular still resulted in many tangible results for students – […]

Column: Let’s not put the students on Board

Recently, The Hatchet used an entire page in the opinions section to convince you of the need for student representation on GW’s Board of Trustees. In one column, I would like to convince you otherwise. Though I agree with the need for the board to be more transparent about its actions, putting student representatives on […]