February 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Professor brings court into the classroom

GW law professor John Banzhaf and his students have helped battle sexism, discrimination, the tobacco industry and D.C.’s rat problem through Banzhaf’s Legal Activism class, known as “Sue the Bastards” to the students. The course aims to help students apply skills they learned in class to act on causes they feel strongly about. One group […]

Federal court lands Napster blow

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 13, 2001 A federal appeals court Monday handed a blow to Napster, the free online song swapping service in use on countless college campuses across the country. In its decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Napster violated the law by facilitating its […]

Soul Revue revives ’80s pop music

The GW chapter of the NAACP transported its audience back to the 1980s by showcasing black artists of the decade with lip-sync and dance performances at the second-annual Soul Revue Friday night. The Revue transformed J Street into cabaret-style setting, as audience members sat around tables watching student performers and dined at intermission. The evening […]

Chris Rock sets his sights on the movie industry

Chris Rock hits hard and takes no prisoners. Unencumbered and unrelenting, Rock’s outrageously forthright brand of comedy levels potshots at white America, black America, the rich, the poor and, in the end, leaves everyone a bit insulted and genuinely amused. Now, after success in stand-up and on TV, Rock sets his sights on ruling the […]

SA candidates begin campaigns

Prospective candidates for the 2001 Student Association elections have submitted their petitions of 411 student signatures to the Joint Election Commission as the campaign season begins for the Feb. 27 and 28 vote. Students will see several changes to this year’s election, including new campaign rules and referenda on the ballot. Three students, Roger Kapoor, […]

Clockwork Orange loses sight of theme

The infamous Alex, from Anthony Burgess’ classic novel A Clockwork Orange, and his band of “droogs” are loose on the city streets once again for a night of “ultraviolence,” murder and rape. Only this time, in a production by the Studio Theatre, their violent actions fail to shock, inspire or truly convey Burgess’ commentary on […]

Staff Editorial: Botched execution

With more than 60 percent of GW freshman participating in living and learning programs, the University must make strides to fulfill its promises of organized and effective programs. Two years ago, there were only three living and learning programs for freshmen: Politics and Values, Roots of Western Civilization and International Affairs. Today that number has […]

Men’s February Baseball Schedule

Feb. 17 at UNC-Wilmington (DH) Feb. 18 at UNC-Wilmington Feb. 20 at James Madison Feb. 23 at UNC-Charlotte Feb. 24 at UNC-Charlotte Feb. 25 at UNC-Charlotte

Les Claypool leaps into the jam music scene

Since the mid-’80s, Les Claypool has etched his mark on a variety of musical genres. He tried out for Metallica, but was turned away by lead-singer James Hetfield for being “too good.” He made guest appearances on albums by the gravel-voiced cult icon Tom Waits. Claypool’s longtime band, Primus, came into the public eye in […]

Staff editorial: Just vote

In what has been an excruciating process, the Board of Zoning Adjustment delayed a vote on the GW campus plan for a second time Wednesday. Citing a need to review additional testimony and exhibits submitted by GW and the mayor’s Office of Planning, the board members will reconvene Feb. 13 to render a verdict on […]