September 24, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 14

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

Staff Editorial: Security in the sky

Working long hours in a repetitive job with little pay and even less respect will dull the edge of even the sharpest employee. Such conditions exist at the security checkpoints in American airports creating a weakness in the system that is supposed to protect millions of airline passengers each year. Those conditions must be improved. […]

Arts: Studio shuffles schedules

In the week following terrorist attacks, film stars have shown up everywhere to raise money or offer sympathy and support to the families of victims. But the one place they haven’t been showing up in is the theater. Hollywood bent itself over backward, editing shots of the twin towers out of films such as Zoolander […]

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 […]