October 17, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 19

Stories from the October 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Health and Safety intrusions foster student contempt

Attempting to mitigate potential fire and safety risks in residence halls, GW hired an outside contractor to conduct health and safety inspections in students’ rooms. During the check, the inspectors have a mandate to confiscate items such as candles, weapons, halogen lamps and other items the University lists as prohibited. While the University has the […]

WEB EXTRA: Sorority hosts fourth annual “Miss Freshman Pageant”

Toochi Ngwangwa was crowned Miss Freshman 2005 out of a group of 11 contestants Sunday night during a pageant ceremony emphasizing students’ academic achievements, community service participation, creativity and personality. The Miss Freshman Pageant, which focused on the theme “Excellence: Unified through Purpose and Poise,” was hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and was […]

Adam Conner: Don’t expect funny from Jon Stewart

On Friday, a year and six days after his now-legendary appearance on CNN’s now-defunct debate program, “Crossfire,” Jon Stewart will mark his return to GW with two appearances during parents and alumni weekend. Last year, on Oct. 15, Jon Stewart traveled to Washington for a special appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire,” which he was fond of […]

Bush aides illegally bought positive news coverage, say officials

Bush administration officials broke the law when they paid a reporter to favorably portray Bush education policies, according to a report released in October by the Government Accountability Office. The report is the first effort by the congressional agency to investigate the legality of the sponsored news coverage. The Bush administration paid conservative journalist Armstrong […]

Pulling away at the polls: Some students don’t vote like their parents

Cindy Norden was chatting with a family friend at a party in September when the topic of conversation turned to Cindy’s daughter, Megan, a GW freshman. “Is she involved with any school organizations?” Cindy recalls her friend, a Democratic Massachusetts state representative, asking. “Yes,” Cindy replied. “She’s a member of the GW College Republicans.” A […]

Escapes: Potomac sunsets

D.C. might not be an outdoorsman’s paradise, but this big city has more to offer than concrete jungles and asphalt gardens. The nation’s capital is actually an extremely outdoor-friendly city, with miles of trails, parks and waterways. So, interested in crossing a stream rather than 23rd Street? Or want to ditch the cab for a […]

GW Expat: Face to face with Hezbollah

Junior Geoff Bendeck, an international affairs major, will spend two semesters studying abroad in Cairo and Beirut, Lebanon. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Middle East as one of GW’s many expats. “I not member of Hezbollah, but I support very much,” the manager of the restaurant said. He […]

Karen Hughes defends Middle East trip at SMPA

Amid rising public opposition to the war in Iraq, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes asserted that “freedom is a universal desire” in a speech at GW on Friday. Hughes, who had just returned to America from a trip to the Middle East, reiterated that Iraq’s constitution vote this past […]

Download dealings: students skirt music piracy regulations

Like many college students, Jason Sterlacci has a lot of music stored on his computer. Also like many of his peers, he hasn’t paid for much of it. Sitting in his dorm room in Ivory Tower, the senior uses a program called myTunes Redux to browse through nearly 50,000 songs from more than 100 people […]