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.

Making cents on the street

Jose Castillo was fired from his job at the Chicago Police Department more than 20 years ago. Since then, he has bounced between D.C. and Chicago, struggling to find housing. “It’s a big business to keep people homeless,” laments Castillo, a father of three who now calls the streets of D.C. his home. He said […]

College Democrats face a long winter

When the College Democrats executive board met for the first time after John Kerry’s defeat in the election last week, football was the first order of business. “We’re playing the College Republicans this Saturday,” events director Stacey Garfinkle told the board. “We are not losing to the Republicans.” “Can we play tackle?” one board member […]

Gallery Review: “Traveler” at the Hirshhorn & Sackler galleries

Has this really been a most unfortunate year for Cai Guo-Qiang? His careful plans, papering the walls of some Hirshhorn gallery space are after all, unrealized. When first entering “Unlucky Year: Unrealized Projects from 2003-2004,” the Hirshhorn’s exhibit of nine of Guo-Qiang’s preliminary drawings, viewers are hit with the strong scent of gun smoke. Of […]

Government lowers threat level in D.C.

The Department of Homeland Security Wednesday lowered the “high risk” terror alert for five financial institutions in D.C, New York and New Jersey to “elevated risk.” Homeland Security officials told The Washington Post that the alert level was lowered because tight security measures put in place since the alert was issued in August have eliminated […]

Movie Review: “Tarnation”

With the relatively recent advent of the self-reflexive documentary coming to the foreground of popular cinematic culture, it’s no surprise that someone took it a step further and simply composed a documentary of his own life. Jonathan Caouette did just that in his film “Tarnation” (Wellspring). Editing Super-8 footage, old pictures, amateur film clips, phone […]

Greek Week features comedian, auction

Greek Week, the annual charity event and competition for Greek-letter groups, will end Thursday after seven days of events such as a skit night, date auction and Greek God and Goddess competition. Greek Week, sponsored by the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association and Multicultural Greek Council, gives fraternities and sororities a chance to partake in “friendly […]

Mount Vernon to host Atlantic 10 Tournament

For the first time, the GW men’s soccer team will host the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Admission is free for spectators. After the Colonials won only one of their first 12 games, a spot in the tourney looked unlikely until the team caught […]

Men’s basketball hands Randolph Macon a 61-point loss Wednesday night

While the GW men’s basketball team’s 106-45 win over Randolph Macon College Wednesday showed how dominant the Colonials can be on both ends of the floor, head coach Karl Hobbs knew its outcome does not mean much in the grand scheme of things. No exhibition game, Hobbs said, especially one against a Division III opponent, […]

Record number of youth turned out to vote

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – While some political analysts argue that young Americans are apathetic toward politics, a record number of 18 to 29 year olds came out to the polls in last week’s presidential election. More than 20 million people ages 18 to 29 voted last week out of 120 million nationwide, compared to 18 million […]

Unrecognized Greek groups protest exclusion

Two unrecognized Greek-letter groups are protesting their expulsion from a sorority-sponsored kickball tournament. Sigma Alpha Mu and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, fraternities both unrecognized by the University, said they should have been able to participate in Sunday’s Kappa Kappa Gamma charity kickball event because they are students who are friendly with the sorority. Sigma Alpha Mu […]