September 27, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 15

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

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Jay Z greets the Nation

Jay-Z is arguably the most successful personality in hip-hop today. Now, after completing his fourth album in five years, it appears he is not going to stop anytime soon. Jay-Z stopped at Nation in D.C. Sunday as part of his “Blueprint Lounge Tour” to support his most recent album, The Blueprint. The idea behind the […]

DNC chairman addresses CDs

Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe discussed the importance of upcoming elections and the need for non-partisan politics in the wake of terrorist attacks on America Tuesday with GW students. Three GW College Democrats made the trip to DNC headquarters for a political rally. Junior Miriam Epstein, events director of the CDs, said the trip […]

Prospects puts upscale touch on plain old pizza

Prospects on Prospect Street 3203 Prospect Street NW (202) 298-6800 Closed Mondays Imagine thick slices of lamb sausage; wild mushrooms atop pesto. Roasted garlic and shallots; and even fresh mozzarella gracing dishes. Wine served by the bottle is more common here than beer served by the tap. By these differences alone, Prospects on Prospect Street […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Military experts debate on ‘Crossfire’

Posted 12:15 Sept. 26–“Crossfire” hosted military experts Wednesday night to debate military action in Afghanistan in a packed Media and Public Affairs auditorium. The panel included retired Army Gen. David Grange, who is a former member of the Delta Force and former commander of the 1st Infantry Division, and Michael Vickers, former CIA Operations officer […]

Don’t Say a Word frightfully uninteresting

To name a movie Don’t Say a Word, film director Gary Fleder was asking for trouble. He had to have known the audience might be confused as to what the phrase was referring to – a request for no talking in the theater or a plea to critics repulsed by this misguided movie. The plot […]

Staff Editorial: So long, 723

“The room will remain intact as a shrine to the past.” So said former GW Director of Media Relations Barbara Porter of the room where two of the “White House plumbers” witnessed a “third-rate burglary” that began the Watergate scandal. When the University bought what was once the Howard Johnson hotel and turned it into […]

MPD expects protests

Three groups have filed permits to demonstrate in the city this weekend. Metropolitan Police expects 10,300 to 18,000 protesters Saturday and Sunday. The International Action Center has a permit for up to 10,000 demonstrators Saturday, MPD spokesman Sgt. Joe Gentile said. The national group plans to assemble at Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue […]

King story tugs at heartstrings

Hearts in Atlantis tells a story of friendship showing the trials involved in growing up. Such themes may seem simple and generic, but the majestic presentation of these themes in the new film give it an enduring quality – endearing it to its audience. The death of a childhood friend brings Bobby Garfield (David Morse) […]

Tenacious D makes move into music

The album Tenacious D (Epic Records) is the work of vocalist-guitarists Jack Black and Kyle Gass. They first gained recognition from their 1999 HBO TV-series, also called “Tenacious D.” The duo earned even more popularity on the silver screen. Jack Black has made cameos in High Fidelity, Saving Silverman and I Still Know What You […]

Latino fraternity works to expand

Latino fraternity La Unidad Latina, Fraternity, Inc. has only one remaining GW member after losing eight members to graduation in recent years. Rudy Alvarez, a junior and computer science major, is the sole member. The fraternity was founded in 1982 at Cornell University. The Chi chapter was established in 1997 to include GW, American and […]