November 9, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 27

Stories from the November 9, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Singled out

As a resident of the Mount Vernon Campus and a GW student – yes, living at Mount Vernon still makes me a GW student – I’m becoming more and more appalled at the fact that we are consistently singled out at school-wide events. Recently, I attended the showing of The Legend of Baggar Vance and […]

Sibling rivalry subsides

When preparing to leave for school at the end of the summer – whether for the first time or the third – a lot of thought is given to leaving friends, homes, parents and the safety of a familiar place. After all that concentration, not a lot of energy is left to contemplate leaving siblings. […]

Trachtenberg gets around on campus

After reading Dave Smith’s column titled, Be `Biggie Joel’ on Campus in the Nov. 6 Hatchet, I automatically agreed with his position. Since the first day of classes I haven’t had a Trachtenberg sighting. And I never saw him at CI because he was unable to attend. I knew what he looked like from pictures […]

Rasta Man Burning Spear chants with Hatchet

Reggae star Burning Spear’s accomplishments are astounding: 30 years in the business, 34 albums, a Grammy Award, many world tours and a fan base that stretches around the globe. In addition to his musical success, Burning Spear is regarded as a standard-bearer for the Rastafarian religion and a sage, by many, because of his positive […]

Yankees bought Series

I would like to preface this article by saying just how happy I am to see the old Yankee-Red Sox debate currently being played out in The Hatchet. I find it extremely appropriate that this argument, usually reserved for drunks in bars, has now found its way to the pages of our precious school newspaper. […]

Afterwords offers American cuisine with a few surprises

Originally Published 11/09/00 These days, restaurants that have innovative American cooking generally give out portions of food characterized by their tiny size. Afterwords, which seems to pursue the same innovation in American cooking, does not follow this trend. For that matter, very little is traditional about Afterwords at Kramerbooks. The restaurant is open 24 hours […]

A lame duck’s legacy

As President Bill Clinton’s term draws to an end, many wonder what one of the most popular modern politicians will be known for. The answer is not much. First, President Clinton was not a great foreign policy president. In the Middle East, Clinton failed to finalize any agreements. While his attempts were admirable, why did […]

Generic theater spices up Downstage in Cabaret

This weekend, Lisner Downstage will be transformed into a cabaret. Patrons, seated under the glow of lurid red lights, will be invited upstairs by any one of the women – or men – who dance at the club. Other girls with hardly a piece of cloth on them will offer to sell candy, or more. […]

Forum: Send addicts to hospital, not prison

Saturday evening, the audience members of Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect witnessed significant discussion concerning the policy of incarcerating non-violent illegal drug offenders. So what’s wrong with our current national drug policy? As the Justice Policy Institute, a D.C. think-tank reported this summer, the United States currently incarcerates more non-violent illegal drug offenders than Western Europe […]

The Legend of Bagger Vance falls short of a hole-in-one

One good reason to see Legend of Bagger Vance would be a love for the game of golf. Another would be a love of Matt Damon, Will Smith or Charlize Theron. While not everyone finds watching golf thrilling, watching young, attractive and talented actors seldom disappoints. The Legend of Bagger Vance is the latest directorial […]