February 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 41

Stories from the February 5, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Spotlight: GW seniors bring hope to South African community

To many students, studying abroad is simply a way of becoming exposed to new cultures, ideas and lifestyles. But to seniors Jed Berger and Dana Rosenstein it was a great deal more than that. It was an opportunity to make a difference in the lives and communities of people less fortunate than them. Berger and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student finishes time at GW in style

The day GW graduate student Tanaia Parker turned in her final assignment was a day she and the crowd in front of the Smith Center will not soon forget. Parker, dressed in a long, red dress with a crown on her head, was getting ready for more than just a day of work at Winstar […]

Feminist activists mobilize in D.C. to oppose Ashcroft nomination

Young feminists gathered in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to oppose the confirmation of nominee John Ashcroft for attorney general. Women of all ages came from around the country to Capitol Hill for Young Feminist Lobby Day, designed to protest President George W. Bush’s controversial nominee. “His ideology will effect his ability to enforce our laws,” […]

Enter the retro time warp

It hurts. I mean it hurts so bad to be this cool. Painfully hip. I have my finger on the pulse of coolness. It is easy for me to recognize what is cool these days: retro. The retro style has been slowly filtering into American culture since the mid-’90s. It lies at the foundation of […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Seniors relate graduation woes

Graduation is still months away, but many seniors said they are already experiencing complications and anxiety that come along with the ceremonial walk across the Ellipse. “My biggest problem is that classes I need have gotten canceled,” said Mary Margaret Mcoeroy, an international affairs major. “I had to change my concentration in order to fulfill […]

Valentine murders audience

Horror is a difficult genre to evaluate. Even popular horror films often lack interesting and original content. Only when one goes in to a horror movie with low expectations does the film’s quality stand a chance of surprising. But even low expectations cannot help Warner Bros. new release Valentine. Although Valentineis well directed and offers […]

Off-color advice

It’s not often that I feel compelled to write a letter to an editor of a newspaper, but something I read in the Jan. 25 edition of The Hatchet warranted my reaction. In the new features column that doles out love advice to students, I got red in the face when I read a question […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE:Hillel hosts race-relations movie

Students from the Jewish Student Association and the Black Students? Union and members of the surrounding community crowded into the conference room at Hillel to watch the ground-breaking movie From Swastika to Jim Crow Jan. 29. Hillel, the BSU and the GW Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in cooperation […]

Crown and roses in hand

Young Liane Angus was too busy playing kickball, dodgeball and climbing trees to think too hard about beauty pageants. Her interests did not change much as she outgrew dodgeball and joined GW’s rugby team. But sometime between the scraped knees and rugby injuries, she attained the poise and intelligence to become a real pageant queen. […]

Refusing to listen

In the Feb. 1 issue of The Hatchet, I was quoted saying how I did not care what my constituents or the Residence Hall Association said (“SA approves finance reform,” p. 1). I just wanted to tell the RHA and the rest of the student body that I do care what my constituents think in […]