April 18, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 58

Stories from the April 18, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Not the solution

“Personal accounts do not solve the issue.” What issue, you ask? Why, the Social Security solvency issue, that nagging little problem that means by 2041, the retirement fund will be completely bankrupt. Who, you ask, would say such a thing? Maybe the AARP, a Democratic spokesperson, or some other raging liberal organization committed to expanding […]

Hostetler breaks lacrosse scoring record

The GW women’s lacrosse team regained its winning ways with victories on Friday and Sunday. The Colonials (11-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) beat A-10 rival St. Joseph’s on Friday 17-5 and knocked off Colgate 12-8 on Sunday. Sophomore Laura Hostetler became GW’s all-time leading scorer after notching two goals and two assists. Hostetler’s 126 career points […]

Comic Books: The American mythology

I am willing to put myself out there, to commit social suicide, to defend the indefensible position: comic books are cool. They are, really. They are cool. They are relevant. They are not just fantasy. They are the American mythology. The popularity of “Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2,” “X-Men,” “Sin City” and the upcoming release of “Batman […]

Column: Shifting attitudes on Israel

It has been years since students on either side of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict have seriously clashed at GW. That’s why it wasn’t surprising to see that trend continue – but this time with a slight twist. While the Student Alliance for Israel put on their annual “Israel day” in Kogan Plaza, one law student stood […]

Computer glitch prompts GWeb search closure

When junior Turner Floyd prepared to register for classes two weeks ago, she went about looking up which class sections had been filled, just as she had done in previous years. But when she logged on the GWeb Information System, a list of closed classes could not be accessed. “I didn’t panic, but it was […]

Column: Buy gas while you can

“The Future’s A Gas,” joshes a column headline from an August issue of last year’s Economist. It continues, “Even as headlines scream about $50 a barrel oil, energy firms and their investors are becoming increasingly excited about its likeliest replacement: liquefied natural gas (LNG).” Even if LNG is the future of energy technology, it does […]

Aboard the Nationals fan wagon

GW has Washington Nationals fever. Students all over campus are displaying their love of the American pastime and devotion to D.C., all wrapped up into one cursive “W” woven on a red hat. “It’s great to see everyone rallying around the Nationals and what’s happening for the city and for baseball,” said Steve Roche, a […]

WEB UPDATE: Monta?ana signs with Connecticut Sun

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 1:50 a.m. No team selected GW women’s basketball star Anna Monta?ana in Saturday’s WNBA draft, but she may still have a shot to play in the league. Tuesday, she signed a contract with the Connecticut Sun. “I am excited to go,” Monta?ana said. “I think I have the best chance to […]

National student movement pushes Coca-Cola ban

A growing student movement yet to hit GW is attempting to stop Coca-Cola Company products from being sold on campus because of the company’s alleged human rights abuses. The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, a grassroots organization based in New York, has reached 90 campuses worldwide and is encouraging colleges to eliminate their contracts with […]