September 24, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 14

Stories from the September 24, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Inside Our Pages: Lessons in press power

I got a lesson in the power of print last week from the most unlikely of places. What started off as an innocent, informative spread on GW fraternities and sororities – sparked by current rush activities – turned into something much bigger. The spread started out smoothly enough, with all fraternities happily providing information about […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: ‘Crossfire’ tackles airline safety

Posted 4 a.m. Sept. 25 — CNN’s “Crossfire” returned to GW Monday night, looking to the future of the airline industry after the Sept. 11 hijackings of four planes, two of which crashed into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The panel included Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Rodney Slater, […]

Op-Ed: Moroccans show solidarity with U.S.

As we struggle with our anger, sorrow, pain and next steps, I hope you, as I did, will see the significance in what took place here in Rabat, Morocco Sept. 16 in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. In the largest Catholic Cathedral in downtown Rabat, we held a service of remembrance for […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Senators consider chemical attacks on ‘Crossfire’

Posted 10:15 p.m. Sept. 25 —Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and John Edwards (D-N.C.) continued a bipartisan theme begun last week as CNN’s “Crossfire” broadcast from the Media and Public Affairs building for a seventh show. The 30-minute show concentrated mostly on America’s level of preparedness for possible chemical terrorist attacks and the formation of an […]

Never on Friday: Force right response for terror

Last week The Hatchet received a slew of letters regarding retaliation for the terrorist attacks at The World Trade Center and the Pentagon. But not one outlined reasons why America should strike back with force. Arguments for diplomacy are not realistic for what we face. We should use force against governments that brutally repress women […]

Op-Ed: Follow past examples, use military

Many people on this campus are not being honest with themselves regarding how we should address the heinous attacks that transpired Sept 11. Fanatics who twisted and perverted the tenets of Islam for atrocious purposes slaughtered thousands of innocent civilians. And yet a substantial portion of this campus ignores that on Sept. 11 one of […]

Militant Islamic group recruits on British campus

Posted 1:45 p.m. Sept. 26 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – The Islamic extremist group Al-Muhajiroun took its message to the streets in one of England’s largest student centers during freshman orientation week in an effort to recruit followers and argue a message with sexist, racist and homophobic connotations. The group, who has been banned from British University […]

Counting Crows cancels concert

Popular band Counting Crows canceled its Oct. 27 show at GW, citing scheduling conflicts. The band cut 12 other university concerts nationwide and does not plan to reschedule the shows. Program Board Executive Chair Alicia O’Neil said students can return their tickets to the Marvin Center’s Ticketmaster beginning Tuesday until Oct. 26 for a full […]

Unity key after attacks

While I respect the views of all Americans, if anyone had truly read Bill Eldridge’s editorial (” Wrong to protest retaliation for terror,” Sept. 17, p. 5), they would have seen that he did not advocate violence. Regardless whether he believed our country should or should not be engaging in military activity, he wrote Americans […]

‘Crossfire’ returns for another week

“Crossfire” co-hosts Tucker Carlson and Bill Press engaged the GW student body in friendly banter to warm up for a live broadcast from campus Thursday. Citing packed audiences, a Hatchet article and intelligent questions from the students as reasons to keep up the new town hall meeting format, they announced the show would call GW […]