September 6, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 9

Stories from the September 6, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Women’s soccer breaks tradition with opening day victory

The new Mount Vernon field brought a bit of good luck for the GW women’s soccer team Tuesday, as it won its home opener for the first time since head coach Tanya Vogel arrived as a student in 1992. The back-and-forth battle with Howard (2-1) resulted in a 4-3 win for the Colonials. Sophomore Meggan […]

Column: AIDS origin offers lesson for future

A lingering sore throat brought him into the hospital. That raw, burning feeling would not go away. It was April 1983 and Dirk Diefenbach found out he was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Diefenbach died at 5:18 a.m., Sunday, June 26, 1983 – just two months after he learned of the infection. […]

A Cinderella story of arena rock

Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, has everything you would expect from a film about an ’80s heavy metal band: hair spray, leather pants, big hair, mascara and overall extravagance. Who could ask for anything more? The answer is anyone, because Rock Star‘s real story – only touched upon in the movie – […]

Forum: Protesters fight for poor

At the end of September, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank will host their annual fall conferences just a few blocks from GW’s campus. These organizations have the power to influence the economic decisions made by countries throughout the world. The World Bank finances development projects in developing countries, while the IMF attacks financial […]

Eastern fighting style revamps The Musketeer

Eastern and Western fighting styles collide in the new acrobatic version of the Alexandre Dumas’ story, “The Three Musketeers.” The result is comparable to watching Jackie Chan with a sword and a French accent. The Musketeer (Universal Pictures) takes the traditional tale and adds a twist of fancy footwork. Gymnastic battles add just enough spice […]

Forum: Protest lacks focus

There must be something in the late September air that brings out thousands of 20-year-old politically savvy students clad in their favorite anti-capitalist T-shirts and following a 30-foot paper-mache replica of a greedy politician down Washington streets. But many wonder why these thousands of people crowd up the streets to the point where GW cancels […]

Local talents outshine celebrity in “The Oedipus Plays”

By placing Avery Brooks in the title role of “The Oedipus Plays,” the Shakespeare Theatre may have assured themselves of successful ticket sales. But what they earn in name recognition they lose in overall quality. Brooks, probably known best for his recurring role as Captain Sisko on the television series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” […]

Quote of the Week

GW women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel on the new Mount Vernon athletic field: “It’s huge to be 1-0. Having the field is huge, having the fans is awesome. We’re pumped.”

Sala Thai lets diners down

For some odd reason, there seem to be a lot of Thai restaurants in Washington, D.C. Although Thai cuisine has never received the notoriety achieved by Ethiopian or Vietnamese, its popularity has spread like wildfire. I had high expectations for one Thai restaurant, Sala Thai, because it has survived many years of competition in its […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Foggy Bottom shuts down for protests

Posted 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6- GW will cancel classes and evacuate residence halls Sept. 27 to Oct. 2 during anticipated demonstrations surrounding World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings that will be held that weekend, the University announced this morning. Although the meetings are scheduled for Sept. 29-30, GW’s Foggy Bottom campus will close […]