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.

Column: Reclaiming moral values

On the morning of Nov. 3, Democrats sat stunned. Everything seemed to be going their way. So what went wrong? Obviously, as Gary Livacari so eloquently put in yet another of his depressingly partisan columns, “character does matter.” Yes, character truly does matter. No wait, not character. What was that term I’m looking for? Oh […]

College students get first all-African album on iTunes

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Two college students are spreading holiday cheer all the way to Africa. Last week, the “Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project,” the first and only all-African music benefit album, was released for sale on the iTunes Web site. Wesleyan University students Eric Herman and Jesse Brenner originally conceived the project while working for Afro-Pop […]

Column: More timely than ever to end animal cruelty

Recent undercover investigations of chicken slaughter plants in West Virginia and Maryland, along with the expos? of the largest kosher slaughterhouse in America, have consistently documented egregious animal cruelty, showing that abuse is the norm, not the exception, in today’s agribusiness. The vast majority of animals raised for meat, eggs and milk are confined in […]

Letters to the Editor

Change the channel This is an open letter to whoever controls which news programs are displayed on the Marvin Center big screen televisions: Please quit playing Fox News. I am writing this letter not as a liberal – which I am – but as a concerned student who enjoys quality news with his coffee. The […]

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, […]