November 11, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 28

Stories from the November 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Spyware plagues student’s computers

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Sophomore Chester Vincent considered himself tech-savvy. But after the pop-up ads appearing on his computer burdened the machine to the point where it refused to turn on, he threw it out and bought a new one. “Every time I opened a web page, I got five other ones I didn’t want,” said […]

Column: One hour of misery

In two or so months of writing bitter columns, I have slighted the likes of the shoddy GW administration, P. Diddy, Lyndon LaRouche, old people, fickle Red Sox fans, player-haters, SJT, the overseers of Greek-letter life, the GW Hippo, Dick Cheney, the shoddy GW administration, and myself. Oh, and now add your mother to that […]

Audtion Call: GW students wanted to Christmas carol for Dr. Phil, President Bush

GW students will have the opportunity to sing Christmas carols Dec. 12 on a nationally televised program called “Christmas in Washington.” The concert, held at the National Building Museum, will be hosted by Dr. Phil and features performances by Vanessa Williams, LeAnn Rhymes and Ruben Studdard from “American Idol.” President Bush will also be in […]

Chief Justice’s illness could change makeup of Supreme Court

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Since 1994, the face of the Supreme Court of the United States has remained unchanged, consisting of a delicate balance of liberal, conservative, and moderate justices who together weathered some of the toughest legal battles of our time. Yet suddenly, with only ten days left before the Election, 80-year-old Chief Justice William […]

Letters to the Editor

One large voice Why does L. Asher Corson claim to speak for the students? How exactly did he get a column entitled “One Small Voice” when it’s clear he’s quite loud? And when did the opinion page become a forum for tearing a person down week by week? I have read The Hatchet since coming […]

“The Polar Express”

It never bodes well for a film when its publicity schemes are analogous to the film itself. Just to paint a picture (and to allow others to experience my discomfort and embarrassment vicariously), at the pre-screening of “The Polar Express,” an adaptation of the timeless Christmas book by Chris Van Allsburg, Warner Brothers had its […]

21,000 Americans injured every year by BB guns, report says

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – More than 21,000 Americans suffer injuries related to non-powder guns every year, according to a report released last week. A small percentage of these cases, result in hospitalization. The report released by the Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention highlighted the dangers of non-powder guns including air rifles, BB guns, and […]

Column: Looking back on the election

I suppose not talking about the election in my first post-Nov. 2 column would be like not talking about the one ton, victorious elephant in the room. Looking back on the events of the past week and, for that matter, the past months of the election, I realized how intertwined the election had been with […]

“Finding Neverland”

“Finding Neverland” (Miramax) stars Johnny Depp. Need a girl say anything more? Even the most mediocre endeavors can be made viewable through this man’s great presence. But while there is nothing mediocre about “Finding Neverland,” Depp’s seemingly effortless performance as J.M. Barrie, the Scottish playwright who brought “Peter Pan” to the stage, raises it far […]