August 27, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 6

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

Letter: Excessive Fee?

As I opened my mail this summer after I returned from London, I realized that many changes had occurred while I was away. The School for Media and Public Affairs had recently opened and the Health and Wellness Center was well on its way toward completion. However, when I received the tuition bill for the […]

Staff Editorial: Worth the Wait

The long-awaited Health and Wellness Center finally opened August 13 after months of delays spawned by problems with everything from permits to construction workers. Now, though, GW administrators should be applauded for providing students with a first-rate athletic facility to combat the dreaded “freshman 15” and the often unhealthy habits of college life. The new […]

Jay and Silent Bob make their final strike

Acclaimed writer-director Kevin Smith returns to the silver screen with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Dimension Flims), a hilarious comedy that serves as the final chapter in the saga of his famous trash-talking slackers from New Jersey. Smith broke into the film industry with his independent feature debut Clerks, the now famous tale of […]

Covering a Campus Tragedy

GW lost one of its own in terrifying fashion last month. Sophomore Jonathan Rizzo was attacked and stripped of his life after stopping by the side of the road to help a man who turned out to be a carjacker on a killing spree. Faced with the loss of a member of our community, the […]

Praise for Bubble Boy

Probably the greatest hurdle Bubble Boy faces is convincing the general public that it is not as bad as its own promotional trailers make it out to be. Instead of the goofy slapstick and crude toilet humor one would expect from a movie aimed at the mallrat audience, Bubble Boy (Touchstone Picture) delivers cruelly sharp […]

Death for killer a just punishment

I am writing in response to The Hatchet’s editorial “Balancing Justice,” which argues against the death penalty in the case of Gary L. Sampson. You wrote that “State officials handing over criminals who commit state crimes to their federal counterparts are blurring an important distinction between state and federal power,” but what has occurred in […]

Quote of the Week

Sigma Alpha Epsilon President Andrew Hopkins on his chapter’s plans for its new house regarding parties with alcohol: “We’re not going to supply the campus like previous years. We plan to have smaller parties and invite mostly brothers and their friends.”

Hail to the buff

Pizza for breakfast, Burger King for lunch and a sensible J Street dinner. While this diet may shed points, it will also help you pack on those college cuisine pounds. For students who hope to slim down instead of beef up during their college career, GW offers variety of ways to stay fit through different […]

Washington Recap: Sept. 4, 2001

President Bush prepares for busy fall President George W. Bush returned to Washington Aug. 30 from almost a month at his Texas ranch, one of the longest sojourns of a sitting president. His return comes on the eve of Congress’s arrival and the beginning of what is expected to be an intense exchange over his […]