November 2, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 25

Stories from the November 2, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff editorial: Napster sells out

Napster announced Wednesday an agreement with media giant Bertelsmann, parent corporation of BMG, to end its free distribution of music over the internet. Under the deal, users would pay a monthly membership fee to access Napster’s file-sharing service, a complete turnaround from the company’s original mission. This deal rightly compensates copyright holders who maintain legal […]

Wallflowers’ latest album Breach arrives to listeners DOA

It is a well-known, much belabored fact that Wallflower’s lead singer-guitarist Jakob Dylan hit the genetics jackpot. True, he is the son of folk-icon Bob Dylan, but his looks, a far cry from his father’s awkward and battered appearance, are clearly the result of his mother’s DNA. The same, it would seem, goes for his […]

Death of a governor

On Monday, Oct. 16 America lost a great leader. The life of Gov. Mel Carnahan of Missouri is a fine tribute to the profession of public service and the honor and integrity to which citizens active in the political community should aspire. Personal ambition or pride seeking, qualities often associated with American politicians, did not […]

Classifieds (11/02)

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Flyer destruction is cowardly

Freedom of speech, one of the most prominent constitutional rights, grants us the freedom to express our thoughts, emotions and differences. This vital right has been violated here on campus by the hands of cowardly people. Members of the Arab Student Association, the Muslim Student Association and the International Socialist Organization have been posting fliers […]

Election to determine students’ futures

Imagine you were a 35-year-old mechanic with a wife and kid who is sick without health care to support you and all you see is ad after ad telling you only one side is right. I’m not that guy, and I cannot be him. However, I made a choice in this election based on who […]

University crime recorded online

Students and parents can now compare safety for GW and other colleges since the Department of Education started posting crime statistics online two weeks ago. The Department of Education began posting crime statistics for all participating universities on the internet in accordance with a revision to the Clery Act, a federal mandate requiring schools across […]

Hip-hop redemption

In Boston Judd Katz and his friend, Jon Gordon, are getting ready to graffiti on a summer night in 1999. Judd stands out in his Charlestown neighborhood in terms of his appearance, the way he talks and the way he thinks. From just one conversation with Judd, you would have no idea that he comes […]