November 4, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 26

Stories from the November 4, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Military draft addressed with humor

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The potential of a military draft has acquired limited attention in the presidential election, but a new Web site addresses the issue with humor in an attempt to reach young voters. The Web site,, features Bush’s twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, in military fatigues, “Spring Break Fallujah 2005”, and a trip […]

Chinese American Student Association holds auction

The Chinese American Student Association transformed the Hippodrome into a glitzy catwalk last Friday for its seventh annual date auction. About 100 students showed up for the auction, which had a Masquerade theme. The proceeds from the event will fund the club’s future events and will be donated to Feed the Children, a program that […]

Late surge propels men’s soccer into A-10 hunt

For the third year in a row, the GW men’s soccer team has kept its fans on their toes until the final weekend of regular season play. In the past two years, the Colonials started off each season with a string of losses, digging themselves into a hole so deep that they were forced beat […]

Some honors students upset with choices

Students in the University Honors Program are raising concerns over the requirements they must meet and the courses being offered to fulfill them. Honors students must take two honors pro-seminars in their freshman year, and typically take at least one honors course per semester as upperclassmen. Students are also required to have a course load […]

Fixit service draws complaints

It was a crisp, misty fall afternoon for most GW students on Saturday, Oct. 16, but it was raining hard inside the room of one Ivory Tower resident. Senior Kristen Loke said she called the Critical Call Center early Saturday morning to report a small leak from the light fixture in her bathroom ceiling. At […]

Identity theft grows nationwide

Kari Hirsh, a junior at the George Washington University from Great Neck, N.Y., said she has learned to always rip up her shopping receipts. Recently, Hirsh received a phone call from her bank about charges on a credit card totaling nearly $800. But Hirsh said she did not make these charges, nor was her actual […]

SA Notes

Senate adds new members The Student Association Senate added five new members in the last two weeks to replace empty positions and expand the governing body. The Senate appointed Mohammed Ali and Terrill Julien to fulfill vacancies after the resignations of two Graduate School of Medicine and Health Services senators two weeks ago. The Senate […]

U.N. takes on human cloning for third time

For the third year in a row, United Nations thwarted the passage of a global treaty to ban human cloning due to differing opinions about stem cell research. During a meeting held Oct. 21 at the U.N. headquarters in New York, the General Assembly narrowly voted to postpone any ban on human cloning until 2005. […]

Greek Briefs

Poker tournament raises $500 for charity The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raised about $500 for charity last week with a Greek-letter community poker tournament. The money raised in the Texas Hold’em style tournament doubled the amount raised last semester for the Push America Foundation, which helps people with disabilities. The second annual “Poker for Push” […]