December 9, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 34

Stories from the December 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

DVD machine debuts

On-campus vending machines do not just offer soda and candy bars anymore. A new vending machine in Gelman Library allows students to rent DVDs. More than 1,200 people have used the new DVD vending machine, Hippo Video, since it began operating in the lobby of Gelman Library Nov. 8, said Mehdi Assadi, one of the […]

So many ways to get your head unzipped

When DJ Panic takes the stage, he holds a vinyl LP in one hand and a hack saw in the other, poised to re-imagine the concept of a DJ “scratching” a record. With his experimental group Spaceships Panic Orbit, Panic filled a dimly lit hall of GW’s Building J with freeform electro-jazz last Sunday night, […]

Crime Log

Credit Card Fraud 12/3 – off campus – open case A female student discovered $38 in fraudulent charges on her GWorld card. She said the card had been in her possession during the time of the charges. 12/1 – off campus – case closed A student reported fraudulent charges on his NIH Visa check card. […]

Drawing the line

Often it can be difficult to discern genuine passion from fad. British piano rock trio Keane knows this firsthand. Since their arrival onto the forefront of the U.K. music scene, band members have been forced to thwart criticisms that they’re no more than Radiohead and Coldplay copycats attempting fill a void created by their fellow […]

SA Notes

Senate urges GW to reduce costs of HIV, STd testing The Student Association Senate passed legislation Tuesday urging the University to lower prices for sexually transmitted disease testing. Senate members said GW has some of the highest costs for STD testing of any university in the nation or the D.C. area, charging $42 for an […]

Thinking outside the box

In 2001, three Brown University students put out an ad for “a violinist that could rock.” They wanted to provide a certain virtuosic element to a band that didn’t exactly know to what genre it would belong. After recruiting Spencer Swain from a New York music conservatory, starting its own record label and producing a […]

Greek Briefs

Sigma Phi Epsilon ‘Santas’ sell cookies The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is selling holiday cookies in “secret stockings” to raise money for the Youth AIDS Foundation. The fraternity has raised nearly $300 so far for their national philanthropy, Sigma Phi Epsilon member Ari Taymore said. The fraternity’s new member class organizes an original philanthropy event […]

Column: The first recruits

Like Live Strong bands, red states and “The O.C.,” GW basketball is suddenly very hot right now. They’re in the Top 25 for the first time since the Clinton administration. They’re’s “it team” of the year, which is basically shorthand for fun to watch, not from a major conference and likely to surprise people […]

Students worry that stress causes early onset of gray hairs

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As stressed-out students careen toward final exams and another frantic holiday shopping season, science has found something new for them to worry about: Worrying too much. In the first findings linking stress and biological age, researchers found that severe emotional stress may speed up the aging of cells at the genetic level, […]