April 16, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 59

Stories from the April 16, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

George Washington U. drag show challenges concepts of gender, sexuality

By Jane Smith U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 16, 2001 GW Pride — George Washington University’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender student organization — proved to hundreds of college students Friday night that looks can be deceiving. The organization sponsored a performance of spectacular drag queens and kings Friday evening, all of whom sparked the interest […]

Dept. of Education receives largest increase in proposed budget

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 16, 2001 While the Department of Education will receive the largest increase of all domestic departments in President George W. Bush’s proposed budget — including a proposed $1 billion toward federal Pell Grants — some groups say the increases in higher education spending are not enough. If passed, […]

Every hat tells its own tale

It smells like a combination of gym locker, fertilizer and stale Fritos. It is covered with every stain from grass to blood to Cheeze Wiz. It looks like your dad’s slippers after your new puppy hunted them out of the closet and shredded them. And as filthy and gross as it is, men seem unable […]

Credit card debt hits college students

By Ashley M. Heher U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 16, 2001 It was a crisp October weekend in New Hampshire when Kelly Pearson’s father told her they were going to have a barbecue in honor of her weekend visit home from college. “Oh really? What are we having?” she asked as her father hit the gas […]

Tom Green loses his lustre on big screen

The strength of reality humor exemplified by Tom Green is its raw quality. Tom Green’s new movie Freddy Got Fingered (Twentieth Century Fox) attempts to transport that raw humor into a movie world. The fear with a project like this is that a plot line might hamper Green’s ability to amuse with situation comedy. But […]

DCD: Donned in drag and doing their thing

April 13, 2001 Hippodrome 8 p.m. It was the second time I had seen a drag show and I couldn’t wait to see all the different kings and queens. Is there really any better way to spend an evening than with stilettos, big hair and fishnet stockings? When I got to the Hippodrome Friday night […]

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SPOTLIGHT: National conferences showcase student work

For many seniors the happiest day of the year is when their dreaded senior thesis is finally completed, handed in and never thought of again. Five senior communication majors breathed a sigh of relief after finishing their papers, but then took their work one step further by presenting their material at national conferences. Sara Bakker, […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby convicted on seven charges

GW basketball player Attila Cosby Tuesday was convicted of seven misdemeanor charges stemming from a May 2000 incident with an alleged prostitute. Judge Neal E. Kravitz convicted Cosby of all charges but two, throwing out one charge of sexual abuse and a theft charge. Cosby was taken into custody and will be held without bond […]

GU wins Crew Classic; Colonials place fourth

Cross-town rival Georgetown soundly defeated GW’s men’s and women’s crew teams and every other crew team at the GW Invitational Crew Classic on the Potomac River Saturday afternoon. The Hoya men won the Gilbert H. Hood Jr. Trophy for compiling 73 team points, two points more than second-place United States Naval Academy. GW’s men finished […]