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.

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 […]

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 […]