September 27, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 15

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

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Be like Mike

Michael Jordan will return to basketball playing for the Washington Wizards next season. Basketball fans around the country are thrilled at his return despite some questions whether he will be as good as he once was. Jordan’s return to the game is certainly a headline-making event, but even more stunning are some of the choices […]

Letter to the Editor: A call to serve

Our long rest is at an end. America’s youth, sheltered for so many years from hardship and conflict under a blanket of security woven by our forefathers, are now called to the front lines in what the president has called “A war between freedom and fear”. And now, the great task of ensuring that the […]

Student rescues victims

J.B. Nassif knelt on the floor of the crowded ambulance, pushing aside a tangle of IV bottles and trying to monitor three patients, while two medics worked on a burn victim in critical condition. “I wanted to hold his hand, but I couldn’t because each finger was covered with gauze.I was afraid the skin would […]

Op-Ed: ‘Hateful’ comments hurt Greek life

While I laud Jared David’s conviction and am impressed with the courage it takes to publicly attack two local chapters of national fraternities, I am appalled by the slanderous statements and deliberately hurtful sentiments he presented in The Hatchet’s Forum section (“Rogue chapters corrupt,” Sept. 20, p. 5). It would seem to me, a senior […]