February 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 46

Stories from the February 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Smoking ban not a survey issue

The Hatchet editorial and article (Feb. 22 issue) about the lack of a formal survey leading to the ban on smoking in residence halls is based on a fundamental misconception. While many issues – like which bands to invite to campus – should be determined primarily by student opinion, the University has the right, if […]

Officials plan to reduce use of Social Security numbers

Administrators are preparing for a University-wide reduction in use of Social Security Numbers as a means of identification. The use of Social Security numbers cannot be completely phased out, officials said, but they hope a reduction will lessen the risk of identify theft for student and employees. A committee charged last fall with exploring a […]


Thursday Soul Bowl Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and activity packets for homeless children. Free Hippodrome Bowling from 8 to 10 p.m. 7 to 10 p.m. Hippodrome Sponsored by the Black Student Union GW Academic Success Series: Master Your Stress 4 to 5:30 pm The University Counseling Center, 2033 K St. Sponsored by the […]

Students deal with decaying rooms

Shortly after returning from winter break, sophomore Melissa Veilleux watched as the bed she had been sleeping in just minutes before became covered in concrete and plaster. “It was like a bucket of mud,” she said, referring to the gunk that covered her sheets and pillows. What may sound like a nasty prank is actually […]

Greek Briefs

Sorority collects soda tabs for Ronald McDonald House The Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority is sponsoring a semester-long soda tab collection to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House for Children. The Ronald McDonald House for Children builds and provides free housing for families of children receiving medical treatment in hospitals across the country. This […]

Dayton on tap for GW

The Colonials will head north on Saturday to face Dayton. GW beat the Flyers 82-73 on Jan. 30 at the Smith Center. Junior Monty Scott (15 points per game) leads Dayton, one of the youngest teams in the A-10. Freshman Warren Williams is a contributor – he torched the Colonials for 18 points in teams’ […]


A photo caption on page 7 of the Feb. 22 issue misidentified a group as the Z 5 Dynasty. It is the Z Phi Dynasty.

Varsity Roundup

Baseball GW turns two this week Freshman Brian Frazier struck out seven batters and did not give up an earned run in his first collegiate start, as the Colonials beat Old Dominion University 6-3 on Tuesday. Senior Ryan Roberson belted a second inning home run and junior Tom Shanley had a RBI single in the […]

The brink of insanity

Wow! “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” (Lions Gate Films) has everything! Let’s have a round up: penis jokes, pot jokes, fart jokes, ethnic jokes and hilarious sexism? Check! A young black comedian (Tyler Perry) cross-dressing as a gun-toting septuagenarian? Watch out, Eddie Murphy. Violence targeted at the handicapped? Heck yes! Sounds like the ingredients […]

Students struggle to understand Social Security debate

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A Florida congressman introduced a new twist on the Bush administration’s plan to privatize Social Security earlier this month, sending analysts scrambling to measure its impact in Congress and leaving many students struggling to understand the effects the complex issue will have on their lives. Rep. Clay Shaw, R-Fla., unveiled the “Guarantee […]