March 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 52

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

Commuting on the cusp of closure

D.C. was lucky this time. The great Nor’easter that was forecasted only showered the area with its straggling remains of snow, allowing the city to function normally. But when big storms cause everything to shut down, getting around can be dangerous, and sometimes even impossible. Many GW students live off campus and commute to school […]

Students catch a dose of senioritis

As Commencement draws nearer, GW seniors find themselves aching to put away their books and pens as the pains of senioritis slowly set in. Some seniors said they constantly fight the urge to slack off in their last semester at college, and it becomes increasingly difficult for them to focus on schoolwork. Some students attributed […]

COLUMN: Musings from an Amtrak train

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 14, 2001 It’s 10 a.m. on a dreary Tuesday morning and as the Amtrak Northeast Direct rolls along from New York City to Washington, some serious flirting is going down. This morning it is not the typical business travelers thrashing out war stories of love lost, but rather […]

GW will face Stanford in NCAAs

They made it again. The GW women’s basketball received an at-large bid Sunday night to the NCAA Tournament and will play Stanford University Saturday in Norman, Okla. The game is scheduled for 10 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. The Colonials (22-9) earned a No. 7 seed for the second-straight year and will face […]

Maryland considers lowering DWI level

By Ashley M. Heher U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 14, 2001 For the fifth straight year, the Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation that would lower the state’s driving while intoxicated charge from a .10 blood-alcohol content level to .08. If the legislation passes in the House of Delegates and the Senate, Maryland’s drunk driving designation […]

Poverty rules in King Hedley II

If you never thought you would hear Public Enemy during a play intermission or imagined Ice Cube could provide a performance’s musical backdrop, the Kennedy Center’s production of King Hedley II may be the refreshing theatrical experience you need. Set in Pittsburgh’s rough Hill district in 1985, the story centers on the trials and tribulations […]

Column: Temple was 2.9 ticks away from the NIT

Do yourself a favor and look at the South Region. There’s this No. 11 seed called Temple. It’s the same Temple team that was 2.9 seconds away from not being included in the South Region, or any region for that matter. You see, it’s clear now that the Owls needed to win the A-10 tourney, […]

CNN’s Bernard Shaw reflects on four decades of reporting

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 12, 2001 Less than one week after stepping away from CNN’s anchor desk, network frontman Bernard Shaw said he sacrificed too much time with his family for the four decades of news reporting. “But that was how the Shaw family made an income,” he said of his tenure […]

Lords of Acid hones obscenity

In the grab-bag that is today’s American techno scene, very few bands appeal to true techno fans and mainstream audiences, alike. Lords of Acid has managed to bridge this gap by expanding into new areas with an innovative mix of techno and a hard-rock sound. Lords of Acid’s latest album, Farstucker (Antler Subway Records) released […]