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.

The Bar Belle: Tom Tom

Tom Tom 2333 18th St. N.W. When choosing a bar in Adams Morgan, I typically look at two things: its proximity to a Jumbo Slice and the length of the line outside. Last Thursday, another factor entered my decision-making process – Group Therapy. The therapy to which I’m referring is the drink special at Tom […]

Some students never received ballots

Sophomore Deirdre Demers traveled three and a half hours to her hometown of Reading, Pa., to vote Tuesday after she had not received her absentee ballot. “I really knew I wanted to vote in this election,” she said. Demers is one of several students who went home to vote or paid to send their ballots […]

What’s it all about, “Alfie?”

“It doesn’t do good to become dependent on anyone in this life,” says the title character (Jude Law) early on in “Alfie” (Paramount). This is one of the many slick nuggets of advice he dispenses while narrating his bumbling life as a 30-something British bachelor in Manhattan. Alfie has it all – expensive clothes, a […]

Democratic student undergoes ups and downs of election night

At 9:21 p.m. on Tuesday night, freshman Adam Pienciak spots two students wearing Kerry-Edwards T-shirts on H Street as he heads to his room in the Hall on Virginia Avenue. “Great job, guys,” he says to the Democrats, as networks begin to call states for both President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry. […]

Concert preivews: KMFDM, Muse, Interpol and Avril Lavigne

Thursday Nov. 4 KMFDM 9:30 Club Industrial-metal band KMFDM just might get political the night after the election, which is not all that surprising, considering the same band that declared “A Drug Against War” and WWIII will be performing only blocks away from The White House. “If Bush gets re-elected, we are going to pack […]

Alumni keep seats on Tuesday

The election may bode ill for Democrats, but it was a triumph for the 10 GW alumni and one former professor who were seeking re-election in Congress. In an election that saw few representatives lose their seats, three alumni failed to unseat incumbents in the House of Representatives. A current student, junior James Gilbreath, failed […]

National pastime returns to nation’s capital

Baseball is on the public mind as the season wrapped up last week with a record-setting October surprise as the Boston Red Sox, the American League’s notorious underdog, won the World Series for the first time in 86 years. And now, Washingtonians can look forward to cheering for a team of their own at the […]

GW doctors travel to hurricane-stricken Caymans

A team of medical personnel from the GW Hospital traveled to the Grand Cayman in early October to provide medical relief following Hurricane Ivan. The Grand Cayman, one of the three British-dependent Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, was left in ruins after the hurricane struck in early September. Winds of more than 155 miles per […]

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 […]