April 23, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 61

Stories from the April 23, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Toting the odd and the unusual

Forget the Boy Scouts, the women of GW leave home prepared for anything. The Hatchet’s purse investigation reveals no two women carry the same essentials. Female students on campus today are more likely to leave out the usual purse staples such as a wallet, keys and makeup, to make room for some out-of-the-ordinary substitutes. Women […]

The Roots attracts record PB crowd

Light rain gave way to sunshine in time for The Roots to take the stage during Saturday’s third-annual Spring Fling, where about 5,000 people enjoyed free food, games and other musical acts on the Quad. The Program Board lined up opening acts RAI Nation, GW band Waterstreet and GW performer Adam Richman for Saturday’s event. […]

Duking it out with professors for higher grades

Everyone remembers the elementary school days – getting back a test and taking a quick glance just to make sure that there was a shiny sticker next to the grade. Although the days of stickers may be long gone, the days of staring at grades remain. Sometime between elementary school and college, students’ feelings about […]

McKeown eyes open spot

Among the names swirling around the vacant head coaching position for the GW men’s basketball team is Joe McKeown, head coach of the women’s basketball team. McKeown said Saturday that, while it is unlikely, he would consider coaching the men’s team after Tom Penders resigned the day before. “I respect Tom (Penders) and, given his […]

Old 97’s carries torch of classic country

People often wince at the mention of the music genre “alternative country.” That is, if they have even heard of it. It is clear that perceptions of this music revolve around overly dramatic lyrics, leggy blondes with names like Faith, and grown men wearing too-tight jeans. While alternative also brings to mind several negative connotations, […]

SPOTLIGHT: GW spirit booms since GW’s inception

At the sound of its first note from GW’s Pep Band students jump to their feet at basketball games. They belt out the lyrics and pump their fists. The singing echoes through the Smith Center. Big and Little George make their way to the bleachers and dance with fans donned in buff and blue. After […]

Festival showcases arts

The Festival of the Arts and 21st annual Chalk-In displayed GW students’ artistic talents Friday while taking their mind off the stress of upcoming final exams. Student musicians and singers performed in Kogan Plaza while others covered H Street with colorful chalk drawings. Friday marked the first time the Chalk-In was planned in conjunction with […]

DCD – Kennedy Center hosts slam poetry

April 18, 2001 Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 6:23 p.m. The whole concept of free is amazing to me. On Wednesday a few of my friends and I set out to the Kennedy Center to see a free, and let me repeat free, performance on the Millennium Stage. It is a horrible tragedy that I have […]

Staff Editorial: Poor choice

In recent years, GW has hosted such notable Commencement speakers as then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and even former Republican senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole. Unlike past ceremonies, this year’s Commencement will not feature a keynote speaker but will instead include short speeches from […]

GW names student life award winners

GW honored student leaders and organizations Thursday for their outstanding contributions to the GW community at the 16th annual Excellence in Student Life Awards. Representatives from more than 300 student groups attended the banquet at The Washington Monarch Hotel. “It is a George Washington University Colonial collaboration including students, staff, administrators and alumni to honor […]