April 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 58

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

Hell Below/Stars Above wallows in quagmire of ’90s alternative rock

Uninspired, unimaginative and hackneyed are just a sampling of words that spring to mind while listening to the Toadies’ new album, Hell Below/Stars Above (Interscope). The album simply recounts the bland and stagnant mid-’90s alternative scene the Toadies played a prominent role in. This replay in itself is of little surprise, considering that Hell Below/Stars […]

Internet confuses applicant process

Students applying to GW graduate programs in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences said online applications have hampered the process and believe the school lost some of their application materials they submitted. Maureen Fleming, a current GW senior majoring in political communications, said the CSAS office had no record of her application as of […]

Letter to the Editor: Policing priorities

The “DC CARES” initiative against underage drinking was out in full force again last week, and as students and residents of D.C., we ought to be asking our police a serious question. How does the Metropolitan Police Department justify their use of significant police resources and manpower to catch underage drinkers, while more than 1,500 […]

Pete Tong brings his Essential Mix across the pond

With summer quickly approaching, students looking for the perfect pick-me-up album to get a weekend of clubbing started off right should flock to stores Friday night. Pete Tong’s Essential Mix is a smooth, funky house/techno journey that will surely usher in a rush of ecstatic weekend pleasures. Tong is a national icon in England, where […]

Fraternities, sororities expand

GW’s Greek-letter community will add two new members next fall, as members of the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association that head fraternities and sororities on campus voted in favor of expansion. The Panhellenic Association voted March 7 to reverse a decision last year that rejected expansion, and the IFC approved Pi Kappa Phi fraternity for […]

New Coaches in the Atlantic 10

UMass: Head Coach Steve Lappas- 19th head coach in the 92-year history of UMass. Lappas had been at Villanova for nine seasons (174-110) (.613) record. He is 47 years old and is 230-172 (.572) lifetime in his 13 years as a Division-I coach. He also coached four years at Manhattan College. In his years at […]

Weighing in on the WWF

Fireworks start off Monday evening’s World Wrestling Federation event “Raw is War” with a rowdy crowd cheering and chanting in Fort Worth, Texas. Above his theme music, wrestling superstar The Rock challenges Stone Cold Steve Austin for a rematch from Sunday night’s Wrestlemania X-Seven, the proclaimed Super Bowl of the WWF. The commentator screams into […]

Michael discusses Jackie Robinson

Local NBC sports broadcaster George Michael described the impact legendary Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson had on racial equality at the Media and Public Affairs building Tuesday night as the featured speaker at an event sponsored by GW’s Jackie Robinson Society. “Martin Luther King, Jr. did wonderful things, but Jackie Robinson changed the […]

Lacrosse places fourth at tournament

Lacrosse places fourth at JMU The GW women’s lacrosse finished an impressive fourth place at the James Madison University Tournament last weekend in Harrisonburg, Va. The Colonials (7-6) lost their final game Sunday to the University of Virginia 5-1. GW reached its match with the Cavaliers after winning four of five earlier round games. GW […]

Reflecting on readiness

What you see in movies about college is not always what you get. Freshmen are evaluating their first year at GW, and for some, it was not what they expected. The transition from high school to college can be a difficult one, as many freshmen are on their own for the first time. And after […]