August 27, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 6

Stories from the August 27, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Spotlight: Graduate student works to clean D.C. streets

First-year graduate student Chasta Jones wears rubber gloves when she walks down D.C. streets. But this is not an attempt to begin a new fashion trend in town. Her gloves serve a purpose – to keep her hands clean as she picks up trash littering our capital’s streets. “I want to act rather than complain,” […]

DCD: Tea time at teaism

Originally Published 08/27/01 Teaism restaurant 800 Connecticut Ave. August 24, 2001 12:05 p.m. Hungry and thirsty on the Friday before school starts, I picked the wrong time to buy textbooks from the GW Bookstore. I knew I could not contain my hunger waiting in a line that wrapped down the stairs. I needed to go […]

Soccer teams adjust to field

Both GW men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted preseason games on the new soccer field at Mount Vernon Campus last weekend. Less than a week after its unveiling, the field is forcing the teams to adjust to a faster game than their old grass home, South Riding Field in Virginia. On a mostly sunny and […]

GW remembers sophomore’s life

A shock rippled through a GW community scattered around the country July 28, when sophomore Jonathan Rizzo was reported missing in his small Massachusetts hometown. News of his violent death July 31 spread through a network of Kappa Sigma fraternity members and friends. Thousands gathered to mourn the loss and remember a man who had […]

Freshmen settle into GW

Minivans and SUVs flooded a closed F Street Thursday, as GW’s largest class in history prepared to make the University their home. The move-in rush was not limited to traditionally freshman residence halls such as the Hall on Virginia Avenue, Thurston, Mitchell and Lafayette halls. Clothes, boxes, TVs and stereos also littered the sidewalk outside […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Adema shows off hard rock talent

Hardcore, hard rock, and rapcore are the intermingling styles that have surfaced at the forefront of popular music throughout the past few years. Every few minutes another hard rock band is born, has its run and disappears only to be replaced by yet another band that sounds remarkably like Korn did four years ago. Adema […]

GW student murdered, killer confesses to crime

GW sophomore Jonathan Rizzo was found dead after disappearing for two days last month near his hometown of Kingston, Mass. Police arrested Gary Sampson, a 41 year-old resident of Abington, Mass., for Rizzo’s and two other unrelated murders July 31. Sampson reportedly turned himself in to authorities in Plymouth, Vt., after a failed house burglary. […]

Column: The bulls and boys of summer

While studying abroad at Oxford University this summer I took an early August vacation to Madrid and visited the Plaza de Torros to see a bullfight. While the boys of summer rule the fields back home, bullfighting season is Madrid’s summer pastime. Bullfighting and baseball – could they be any different? Maybe they are more […]

Ray Charles slated for Family Weekend

Musician Ray Charles will headline this year’s Family Weekend at a performance Oct. 13 in the Smith Center. An international star, Charles is hailed for his musical talent ranging from jazz to rhythm and blues to country and western. Despite his complete loss of sight at age 7, Charles grew up to become a renowned […]

GW comes alive during first week

A popular half-baked comedian and sex doctor will help GW kick off a new year during Welcome Week through Sept. 3. Comedian Dave Chappelle, known for his stand-up routines and roles in movies such as “Half Baked,” will perform Sept. 1 in the Smith Center. Dr. Drew, host of MTV’s “Loveline,” will speak to students […]