January 25, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 38

Stories from the January 25, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Brief: Rooms remain secure over break

There were no reports of stolen property from residence halls upon students’ return from winter break for only the second time since 1993, said Dolores Stafford, director of the University Police Department. “Historically there has only been one year (before this year) that we didn’t have a string of thefts in residence halls during winter […]

Vampire is shadow of a great movie

In 1922 German director V.S. Murnau revolutionized the genre of the horror film with Nosferatutu, a silent picture with a bloodthirsty vampire as its central character. Murnau could not acquire the rights to film the story of the famous Dracula, so he simply created the character of “Count Orlock” to replace him. Now, decades later […]

Forum: Palm foment free speech, ideas

Does anyone like palmcarding? I am sure the answer is a resounding no. I have palmcarded and been palmcarded during my years on campus, and I never enjoyed either. That said, why should we continue to palmcard? The answer is to get the word out about elections. If the Student Association is to be an […]

Poem-cees take D.C. hip-hop to the mainstage

The 9:30 Club will welcome D.C. hip-hop act the Poem-cees on stage Saturday to showcase the group’s skills as writers and performers. And as group members exclaim on their mailing list, they are more than ready. Sharing the bill with local acts Infinite Loop and Team Demolition, the Poem-cees plan to launch what member Darrell […]

Forum: SA Senate ignores will of students

It is a sad day when we elect people to represent us that we do not know. However, I do not blame the electorate. I blame the candidates. It is easy to blame the candidates because they are the ones who sit on the Student Association Senate. They are the ones who do not want […]

Snatch stuns as Ritchie’s sophomore success

Critics and general naysayers, start your engines. Snatch (Screen Gems) the new film written and directed by British sensation Guy Ritchie, is, without a doubt, the spitting image of his first movie, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. And that’s why we like it. Ritchie is one of the lucky few directors to score a […]

Public prayers allowed

While we are certainly right to be zealous in our protection of the separation of church and state, the editorial in last Monday’s Hatchet, “Disunion of Faith,” was particularly bizarre in its paranoid tone and anti-religious bias. Clearly, The Hatchet does not have a firm grasp of the reality of the relationship between the American […]

Pledging social responsibility

“I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organization for which I work.” Thousands of graduating seniors at more than 50 colleges nationwide are taking a pledge to consider the social and environmental aspects of their […]

Bush’s abortion debacle

Amid the pomp and parading of the George W. Bush inauguration, Republicans wondered how it was possible for anyone to protest the new president. However, by the end of Bush’s first full day of office, we learned that we could not begin the protests early enough. As one of its first decisions, the Bush administration […]

Lacking all the answers

It is the kind of book that is discretely taken off the shelf and quickly skimmed through in a desolate corner of the bookstore. It is the type of book people buy online to save the embarrassment of being seen holding it in front of others. Few people like to admit they need help, especially […]