January 27, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 38

Stories from the January 27, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Journalism interest increases

More reporter notebooks and tape recorders could be spotted on campus if applications for next year follow University and national trends. The number of students who applied to be journalism majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs reached an all-time high last year, with 371 applicants, 87 more than the year before. “There […]

Analysis: Colonials bothered by zone, injuries

Playing with a broken nose, as it turns out, is not so much painful as it is a pain. Just ask Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who took a shot to the face during his team’s loss to Massachusetts Jan. 15. After having surgery, the forward played the following two games with a protective mask, which was so […]

Crime Log

Credit Card Fraud 12/3 (reported 1/21) – Marvin Center – open case A student reported to University Police that someone stole his credit card from his wallet, purchased a $390 iPod digital music player from the Marvin Center and then returned the credit card to its original place. Disorderly Conduct 1/23 – Public Property – […]

Temple on tap for GW women

Coach Joe McKeown knows what it’s like to be a nationally ranked team. Since the 1990-91 season, his GW women’s basketball team has cracked the Top 25 at one point or another every year except for 2000-01. This year, the Colonials have been looking up at a few ranked conference opponents. On Jan. 20, the […]

Editorial: Stay classy, GW

On Tuesday, the men’s basketball team suffered another heartbreaking, last-second loss to Xavier. The students who filled the Smith Center filed out hanging their heads in disappointment after the team lost its third game out of its last four. The only thing these fans should be disappointed with is their conduct before, during and after […]

Editorial: Change tactics

On Monday, anti-abortion marchers congregated in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, protesting the anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Such action is part of a well-organized and persuasive campaign by pro-life groups around the country – and as a result, on college campuses – at influencing […]

Column: Fix the inept Senate

Sitting down to write a column on the Student Association is a frustrating task. Because of a pedestrian publicity effort, most of what I – and other students – learn about the SA comes from the pages of The Hatchet. Looking for some first-hand perspective on the intricacies of SA politics ahead of the impending […]

Column: What have we learned?

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. It was the site of the systematic murder of one and one half million Jews. At its prime, Auschwitz operated as a killing machine perfectly constructed to end up to 2,000 human lives at once. It became the infamous location of […]

Georgetown paper seeks independence from school

The Hoya, Georgetown University’s biweekly student newspaper, is seeking editorial and financial independence from its school. “We don’t feel the university is as invested in us as we are,” said senior Josh Zumbrun, chairman of The Hoya’s Board of Directors, which oversees management of the publication. Attainting independence might allow the newspaper to increase its […]