April 19, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 60

Stories from the April 19, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Starting fresh

Tom Penders’s days with GW men’s basketball are over. After several reports of misconduct by him and his players attracted national attention to his squad in the past two years, coupled with new developments in recent weeks reported in both The Hatchet and The Washington Post, Penders resigned under pressure Friday. Now that Penders is […]

Forum: Treaty hurts Americans

Earlier this month, Australia announced it would follow the United States’ decision not to sign on to the Kyoto Protocol, and the European Union said it felt it could not retaliate against the Bush administration for making its decision. Yet some in the U.S. criticize President George W. Bush for failing to understand the requirements […]

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 […]

SJS examines Delta Tau Delta incidents

Student Judicial Services is investigating charges of a discriminatory remark and underage drinking in two separate incidents that happened outside the Delta Tau Delta house Friday night and early Saturday morning. The fraternity, which was placed on social probation last week, could face sanctions as severe as extended probation or suspension if the incidents are […]

Run DMC fails to keep old school credibility

In the early to mid 1980s, Run DMC was rap royalty. Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell burst onto the burgeoning New York rap scene in 1981, and, along with other pioneers, brought rap to the masses starting with their home, Queens. Run DMC’s 1986 collaboration with Aerosmith on […]

Brown plans jump to NBA

GW basketball player SirValiant Brown said he is “92 percent” sure he will leave the University and enter the National Basketball Association draft. The sophomore guard said Wednesday that he expects to formally announce his departure from GW either late this week or sometime early next week. “I’m just waiting,” Brown said repeatedly, referring to […]

Punk godfather Joey Ramone dies of cancer at 49

A powerful blow was dealt to the music community Sunday afternoon when Joey Ramone, front man for the legendary New York-based punk-rock outfit the Ramones, died after suffering from lymphatic cancer. Born in 1951 as Jeffrey Hyman, he died at age 49 after entering the hospital a month earlier for treatment of the disease. Ramone […]

BRIEF: Organizers cancel Freshman Block Party

Organizers canceled the Freshman Block Party for the second year in a row because of scheduling conflicts. The event, formally called Thurston Block Party, was scheduled for Sunday. University officials would not allow the event because amplified sound from the party would disturb a show at Lisner, which is not soundproof, Thurston Residence Hall Association […]

Bar Belle

After a rather rough week of not really doing anything, the Bar Belle and her entourage headed out on a Thursday night looking to spice up a boring night. There were no pressing engagements scheduled for the weekend, so the night was open to anything. Unfortunately, the Bar Belle and her fussy friends couldn’t decide […]

BRIEF: Our Lady Peace visits GW

Our Lady Peace and American Hi-Fi will perform at Lisner Auditorium May 2, the Program Board announced Wednesday. Our Lady Peace formed at the University of Toronto in 1992. With a jazz drummer and a guitarist who grew up in the English-punk era, the band has an eclectic rock sound. Its 1994 debut album, Naveed, […]