February 10, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 42

Stories from the February 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

MTV’s Spring Break sexually charged, explicit, study says

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – MTV aims sexually charged content at young viewers and the cable industry forces objecting parents to foot the bill, according to the watchdog Parents Television Council. In a study released last week, the organization said it counted 3,056 flashes of nudity or sexual situations and 2,881 verbal references to sex during MTV’s […]

Alumnus documents tsunami devastation

Tyson Trish saw a lot as a GW student in the 1990s. But he never experienced anything in Foggy Bottom resembling what he saw in Sri Lanka last month. A beautiful beachfront was transformed into a field of concrete debris. Entire villages were destroyed and replaced with overcrowded camps. A region suffered the equivalent of […]

New brew of beer may help students stay awake

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – College students bored with the taste and effects of regular beer can put their lips to “B-to-the-E,” the newest creation by America’s number one selling beer company, Anheuser-Busch. The concept: Beer with caffeine. “Sounds like it’s going to suck. Why do you need an energy drink, for beer? I don’t want to […]

Former CIA director addresses war on terror

Former CIA Director James Woolsey addressed a full crowd at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday to defend U.S. military action in Iraq. Woolsey, who led the CIA from 1993 to 1995 and is an advisor to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the Bush administration ousted Saddam Hussein from Iraq because of his brutal […]

SA calls for Aramark boycott

Student Association senators overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday night calling for a March 7 boycott of J Street if Aramark, the University’s food service provider, does not respond to student needs. Tim Saccocia (CCAS-U), who sponsored the legislation, cited shortened hours of operation, lack of adherence to J Street’s current schedule and inflated prices as issues […]

Student group hosts comedian for Black History Month

Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory mixed humor with tribute when he celebrated the progress of blacks Tuesday night at the student-sponsored Black History Celebration. The pioneering black comedian is known for reaching both black and white audiences since the 1960s. He has also authored a best-selling autobiography, “Nigger,” and a nutrition book, “Dick Gregory’s […]

Colonials finally solve Spiders

Updated Saturday Feb. 12 6:49 P.M. The GW men’s basketball team has had problems with Richmond in recent years. Coach Jerry Wainwright’s quickly changing defensive style and disciplined play has led to four Spiders’ victories in their last six match-ups with the Colonials. But Saturday things changed, as GW finally solved Richmond, posting an 80-63 […]

Students compete to see who is funniest

Columbian Square looked more like a makeshift theater Wednesday night when students performed stand-up comedy at the second annual GW’s Funniest College Student Competition. A platform stage was set up in the middle of the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square, where nine students competed for the title of GW’s Funniest Student and a chance to compete […]

South African actors perform at GW

Members of the Bokamoso Youth Theatre portrayed the gritty realities of AIDS, domestic violence and death at Betts Marvin Theater on Feb. 5. The performers came from a center for at-risk South African teens to act out issues that plague their hometown of Winterveldt, South Africa, an area that has struggled with poverty, illiteracy and […]

Doom’s day

Underground hip-hop’s most notorious masked emcee will pay a special visit to GW Friday for the “Live from the Ballroom” series, WRGW’s first major concert of the semester. “Hip hop heads in the community are really excited for MF Doom. He’s not someone who tours a lot. He’s played one date in D.C. in the […]