February 22, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 46

Stories from the February 22, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Costner gets back in audience’s good graces

Kevin Costner either hits big or misses big. Audiences endured a number of Costner flicks in recent years that fall into that latter category, featuring him as a love-obsessed Romeo, a crazed postmaster general and a post-apocalyptic hero with a propensity to drink urine. Costner returns to the big screen in 3000 Miles to Graceland […]

Op-Ed: Program floors still popular success

I read with great interest the article “Popular programs disappoint” that appeared in the features section of the Feb. 16 issue of The Hatchet (p. 6). Unfortunately, the article had numerous inaccuracies and a skewed perspective. I would like to correct some of the misstatements in the article. Approximately 600 first-year students are involved in […]

Student reports assault near Aston

A female student reported a man in a car grabbed her and forced her to see him masturbate at the intersection of 22nd and L streets near Aston Hall. The simple assault marks the second crime a student reported this month. Three students have been assaulted at the intersection since November. A male in a […]

Fairytales take revenge in “The Skrikers” at MVC

In its latest play GW student group Forbidden Planet Productions takes on an elaborate story that even professional production companies would have a hard time telling. The group manages to paint a clear picture of the British play “The Skriker” without confusing even the least-versed audience. While playgoers may want to brush up on the […]

Op-Ed: No pardon for Republican tactics

Bill Clinton has been out of office now for about a month. One would think that the venomous hate for Clinton that loyal Republican soldiers so readily and shamelessly flaunted when he was in office would finally subside. After all, the Republican Party is supposedly “new” if you listen to the words of President George […]

GW plans dance marathon

In a joint effort, some GW student groups are sponsoring an event that has raised millions of dollars for charity at other universities. Organizers of the first annual GW Dance Marathon said the event will start off small in the Hippodrome next month, with hopes of growing into a larger fundraiser in future years. Organizers […]

“Blue Room” shows that sex is not everything

Men and women are caught up in a twisted world of sex, lies and seduction in the Generic Theatre Company’s latest production, “The Blue Room.” One after another their stories unfold as they skip from one partner to the next, all expressing deep feelings of love along with physical actions fueled by lust. But the […]

Op-Ed: Illicit phone calls cost students cash

Unauthorized code use is a crime, and Nathan Converse is wrong (“Code use is no crime,” Feb. 20, p. 5). Mr. Converse indicts the University for hypocritical behavior in its handling of the long distance code problem. How so, Mr. Converse? I do not deny the importance of “mistakes…(that) have cost friends of mine literally […]

Kelly Bell Band busts out of Baltimore

The blues is one of the most emulated and admired genres of music among musicians today, acting as a backbone of musical theory and style. Although many bands integrate blues styles into their sound, there are very few groups in mainstream music that work to continue the actual blues tradition. The Kelly Bell Band comes […]


“Show gives step a modern beat” (Feb. 20, p.1) incorrectly names the National Pan Hellenic Council as a sponsor of the event. The event was was sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.