December 11, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 34

Stories from the December 11, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Looking for logic in final exam grades

Ah yes, the final day of class is here. This wondrous day that used to be one huge holiday party back when we had spelling homework has turned into a juggernaut that clogs me like a Meximelt. For an entire semester, I have done the reading and gone to classes like a good student and, […]

Toe-pick turbulence

Dec. 6, 20007:45 p.m. National Gallery Ice Skating Rink Think hard white ice, silver sharp blades and crisp moonlit nights. Get out the mittens, the scarves, the hats and the cozy socks. It is ice skating season. On one of the coldest nights of the season so far, five of my friends and I hit […]

Deck the residence halls

Looking to spice up your residence hall room or apartment with a fresh Christmas tree? Trees are available to pick up at these locations or can be ordered online and delivered right to your door from www.realchristmastrees.org. Cedar Forest Inc.6501 Little River TwpkAlexandria, Va. (703) 866-9494 Evergreen Tree Farm733 Utterback Stove RoadGreat Falls, Va. (703) […]

Bush striving for just `good enough’

When I was younger, my mother used to take me to the polls when she went to vote. I was not allowed to watch her vote, but the elections officials always had a voting machine ready for kids, where you could choose between Walter Watermelon and Barbara Banana for president, along with a host of […]

Coldplay stand on its own with its stunning debut Parachutes

Music critics often compare new groups to groups that have come before. When Radiohead burst onto the U.S. scene with its pseudo-grunge single Creep, comparisons were made to Nirvana. When Travis came out with its album, The Man Who, the anthemic power-rock sound and falsetto vocals were compared to Radiohead. Now, Travis is the new […]

Staff Editorial: Approve campus plan

GW administrators, Foggy Bottom residents and District officials have been haggling over GW’s campus plan for more than a year. The Board of Zoning Adjustment is set to issue its verdict on the plan Tuesday. Despite the plan’s omission of a hard cap on undergraduate enrollment, the BZA should approve GW’s campus plan. The University, […]

Proof of Life has a lively pulse

Kidnappings, hostage-crisis negotiations, wild dashes through South American jungles with militant terrorists hot on your heels, falling in love with the wife of the man you are rescuing. It’s all in a day’s work for Kidnap & Ransom consultant Terry Thorne in Proof of Life (Warner Bros.), a taut international drama-adventure by director Taylor Hackford […]

MPD targets underage alcohol use

Metropolitan Police Department officials say this month they will launch a full-scale initiative targeting the District’s underage drinkers and the bars that routinely serve them. Following the February death of Georgetown University student David Schick during an alcohol-related fight, MPD Chief Charles Ramsey, with the aid of university administrators, began an initiative called D.C. CARES […]