December 6, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 33

Stories from the December 6, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University petitions city to change campus plan

Some area residents and city officials are urging a D.C. zoning board to deny GW’s request to amend regulations that forbid the school from housing freshmen in the Hall on Virginia Avenue in the future. On Thursday, GW asked the D.C. Zoning Commission for an exception to the Campus Plan, an agreement about land use […]

City seeks to bar non-students from Ivory Tower venues

GW is contesting city and Foggy Bottom officials’ efforts to prevent Ivory Tower eateries from serving non-students. The food fight began Wednesday afternoon, when city officials told several Ivory Tower venues to immediately stop serving non-students because GW was violating zoning rules that forbid it to sell to anyone except students. University officials said they […]

MVC sponors more events

Nestled away in a quiet section of D.C. near Georgetown, the Mount Vernon Campus may seem a distant trek for students accustomed to Foggy Bottom. But over the past few years, more and more student organizations have embraced the location as a meeting place, University officials and student group leaders said. This year, Mount Vernon […]

A culture up in smoke

Senior Natalie Apsell took a drag of her first cigarette in the beginning of high school, but she wouldn’t label herself a smoker until her freshman year at GW, when addiction truly kicked in. “That’s when I was addicted physically and psychologically,” she said, recalling nights when she would gather with friends on the benches […]

Novel paints personal portrait of Afghanistan

Long before September 11, and prior to the tyrannical rule of the Taliban, Afghanistan was a flourishing cultural utopia whose story has never before been told in American literature. Author Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” is a rare and treasured gift, presenting a narrative that is simultaneously heart wrenching yet startlingly accurate. The young narrator, […]


Monday “When Hatred is Bred to the Bone: Psychocultural Foundations of Contemporary Terrorism” Lecture from Elliott School political psychology professor Jerrold Post 6 to 7:30 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs building Room 602 “Chill out in the Hippodrome” Caribbean snacks and dancehall reggae 7 to 9 p.m. Hippodrome Sponsored by Program Board and Caribbean […]

Nintendo: Not just child’s play for an ’80s generation

From the moment the Nintendo generation crawled to the control pad, its hazy glare fixed itself upon a Technicolor land of crusading plumbers, stalking mushroom heads and pale princesses awaiting rescue at the end of the eighth world. Nearly two decades later, many continue the quest, often proclaiming the mechanical melody of the Super Mario […]


The article “Grads get Supreme Court clerkships” (Dec. 2, p. 15) incorrectly stated that Ann O’Connell is currently working for Chief Justice William Rehnquist. She’ll begin working for him next year.

How not to be a fashion scrooge this winter

Despite recent indications of global warming that might have tricked us into believing we still had a shot at the wonderfully ambiguous D.C. fall weather, somewhere in between the elections, the turkey and the midterms, winter has come – and it’s going to be cold. Winter is a time for functional fashion. No longer are […]

Column: Still single and still swinging

Girl meets boy. Girl falls for boy. Girl gets used to an active sex life. Boy gets on an airplane and jumps the pond. Girl is left behind. What’s a girl to do? In perfect Bonnie fashion, I find someone I click with and before you can say Virgin Airlines he’s gone. I knew that […]