March 29, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 54

Stories from the March 29, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Spy Kids makes for movie mediocrity

Many critics argue that Hollywood blockbusters often follow a set formula. That may be true, but what about the formula for mediocre movies? Combine a director with great music, an odd script taken directly from a James Bond film and moral lessons from none other than Cheech Marin (Tin Cup). Add excellent visual effects, some […]

NOW president presents agenda

Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women, spoke to about 130 GW students Wednesday night to rally support for an April feminist rally and address the role of student activism in combating President George W. Bush’s administration. Ireland encouraged students to organize to protect women’s rights to safe abortions. “We need to cause […]

Bar Belle

Bar: The Front Page Prices: moderate Dancing: ’80s and ’90s music Pick-ups: search and you may find Minuses: no Saturday specials, and it was small Location: 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW After dabbling her toes in foreign waters, the Bar Belle decided to hit the D.C. scene once again. The night was to be low […]

SA survey eases registration

The Student Association launched its fall 2001 Academic Update Wednesday, after the Web site crashed last week following its initial launch. The Academic Update, designed to help students pick classes by showing how other students rated professors and courses, now offers redesigned features such as easier-to-read and fast-loading tables and classes that are cross-referenced by […]

Alumnae represent GW at Miss USA Pageant

Through the halls of the Genesis Center at the Miss USA Pageant in Gary, Ind., GW alumnae Liane Angus and Ivette Fernandez walked around proud to be Miss Washington, D.C., and Miss Alaska, singing GW’s fight song. For three weeks Angus and Fernandez spent time rehearsing for the pageant in the small town traditionally populated […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Campus Uproar Continues Over Controversial Ad

College campuses across the nation have been rocked by controversy over a paid advertisement that has appeared in their campus papers in the past two months. The ad, “10 Reasons Why Reparations For Slavery Is A Bad Idea – And Racist Too” is paid for and written by conservative columnist David Horowitz. According to Horowitz’s […]

Stanford downs GW in NCAA first-round game

NORMAN, OKLA. – The GW women’s basketball team made its earliest exit from the NCAA Tournament under coach Joe McKeown with a first-round loss to Stanford University at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., March 17. Stanford defeated the Colonials 76-51 with an offensive assault that GW could neither answer nor contain. Stanford’s Pacific […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Speaker highlights women’s challenges

Actress Camille Cooper described barriers women face to students in the Marvin Center Tuesday night as part of Women’s History Month. “When a woman becomes a scholar there is usually something wrong with her sexual organs,” said Cooper, quoting philosopher Friedrich Nietsche. Her lecture, titled “What’s the Price of Beauty,” highlighted double-standards women face on […]

Gymnastics wins A-10 title

Going into the Atlantic 10 Championships, GW gymnastics senior co-captain Darden Wilee was confident that her team would do well – the meet would be at home, which meant the team would be using its own equipment. Obviously a little home cooking worked well for Wilee, the A-10 Performer of the Year, who captured her […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW awards full scholarship to local high schoolers

GW surprised seven D.C. high school students Tuesday with Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships. The University awarded four-year scholarships, valued at more than $138,000 each, to students from five District high schools. The admissions office chose the students from about 40 applicants, said Sammie Robinson, associate director of admissions. “It was so wonderful to see the […]