April 4, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 54

Stories from the April 4, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

It’s official: Shakour to be next SA president

Junior Audai Shakour will be the next president of the Student Association, the Joint Elections Committee confirmed Saturday afternoon. The JEC acquitted the winner of last week’s run-off of one of two remaining alleged violations Friday. Following the ruling, the Election Coordinating Committee accepted Shakour as the next president and the JEC officially confirmed the […]

The transfer transition

At his very first GW party, junior Eric Shanks recalled a haze of pink polos and pleated skirts. Standing off to the side, wearing his heavy metal rock T-shirt, the California native knew he was not at Long Beach City College any longer. “I remember thinking: I’m a stranger in a strange land,” he said. […]

Nation Briefs

Abstinence study finds pledges at greater risk for STDs (U-WIRE) NEW YORK – Teens who pledged to remain abstinent until marriage are more likely to engage in other types of sexual activity that increase their risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study. The study found that young adults who took virginity […]

Sex Column: Who’s that girl?

In relationships, we have all been in an unpleasant position at one time or another. Whether being asked if your partner looks fat in their jeans or if you want to meet the parents, most have been in a spot that was uncomfortable and awkward. That sticky situation where your ego, morals and, indeed, your […]

Protesting for peace

In the early-morning light flooding the sidewalks of Lafayette Park, Concepcion Picciotto rises stiffly from her rustic encampment of protest. Peering intensely back at tourists who gawk at her from all angles of Pennsylvania Avenue, Picciotto, flyers in hand, braces for another day of heated controversy. For nearly 25 years, Picciotto has enacted the same […]

Sports Briefs

Two Colonials shine in win Senior Jenny Heisler and sophomore Laura Hostetler became the third and fourth GW women’s lacrosse players to reach 100 career points in a 9-7 win over Denver on Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Hostetler led GW with six goals, matching her season high. The Colonials had a 3-1 […]

NFL charity event to hit GW campus

Jake Delhomme and Brett Favre stare at a group of GW students with approving smiles. This isn’t an NFL huddle in the traditional sense. In reality, the quarterbacks are promotional cardboard cut outs standing up in a large boardroom on 2021 L Street, home of NFL Players Inc., the company in charge of licensing NFL […]

Column: One more year

Pick up your jaws. Yes, Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu – the GW men’s basketball team’s two best players – announced their intention to declare for the NBA Draft last week to the dismay of many students. Both have not hired agents and reserved the option to return to GW for their senior seasons. Given […]

Column: Relax, the game will go on

“The one constant through all the years,” Terence Mann says in “Field of Dreams,” “has been baseball.” Since last autumn, baseball has constantly made headlines – at times for uplifting and emotional reasons, and at times for simmering realities that have made us question the game’s morals. The absurd cycle began last October, when the […]

City officials seek to close clubs following violence

Metropolitan Police officials are stepping up their efforts to shut down some nightclubs following a recent spate of violent incidents in and around local hangouts. Last week’s fatal stabbing near the GW Bhangra Blowout after-party in the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue (see Univ., p. 1) was only the latest in a series […]