June 11, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 3

Stories from the June 11, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Freshmen face life in GW numbers game

Welcome to GW, freshmen. Hope you liked your ride up, down or over to GW. Those hours spent crammed in your dad’s Volvo with all your life possessions, the parents, your little sister and guide to America’s best 101 colleges are not wasted. That road trip was valuable training for your days at GW. I […]

Charity thanks GW Dance Marathon

Members of the GW Dance Marathon planning committee presented a $40,000 check to the Children’s Miracle Network on live television June 3. About 50 GW dancers raised money at the 12-hour dance marathon held April 20 and 21 in the Hippodrome. WUSA Channel 9 hosted the telethon to thank donors and invite viewers to donate […]

Exploring the depths of the National Mall

The Mall Monday, June 4, 2001 10:30 a.m. It figures all my friends would go back home the summer I decide to stay in D.C. Jobless, I needed to find a tolerable way to pass my days. So instead of wasting my day flipping through endless channels of mind-numbing morning television, I set off with […]

Delays push back Health and Wellness Center opening

University officials are shooting for an early August opening of the new Health and Wellness Center at 23rd and G streets, after construction delays have caused the University to postpone a series of opening date projections. “The completion schedule is up in the air,” said Andre Julian, assistant athletic director. “We still have August 1 […]

Living with strangers in a strange land

They are messy, too loud and they take things without asking who they belong to. Or they worship Satan and stay up all night chanting spells that will lead to doom. Don’t worry, not all roommates are like that. But moving in with strangers for the first time can be a tough experience. Learning to […]

D.C. offers eclectic scene

D.C. is not just a college town. It’s a real city bursting with culture. D.C.’s music scene is alive and well, drawing in bands big and small all the time. The past few years have seen a resurgence of both national and local music in the city. Great shows are out there – students just […]

Hobbs recruits player, coaches

Darrio Scott, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Virginia Episcopal School, signed with the GW men’s basketball team, Karl Hobbs announced June 6. Scott is the first recruit to be signed by Hobbs, who took over the program last month. Scott joins two other recruits, who were signed under former head coach Tom Penders. T.J. Thompson […]

Diary of a Geek Rocker

It’s a geek’s dream. Rocking out, a few feet from Weezer, with singer Rivers Cuomo himself standing so close that you can almost feel his breath as he sings. Who says dreams can’t come true? I stood gazing at giant “W” behind Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson, taking in the flash and pulse of “Say It […]

Column: Smith Center: not pretty, functional

OK freshmen, it’s time for some pre-season training. You should get familiar with the Smith Center, it will require your attention soon. The Smith Center is that sunken square-like building on 21st and G streets. It’s across the street from some fraternity houses, and it couldn’t be much uglier. To be fair, it’s not known […]

Editorial: Preventing sweatshop goods

The nearly three-year long struggle by GW students to pressure the University administration for a meaningful sweatshop policy has hit a temporary plateau with President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s most recent letter to the GW United Students Against Sweatshops. As The Hatchet has reported, students have fought for GW membership in the Worker Rights Consortium, an […]