September 27, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 15

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

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Defining jihad

In the days since the Sept. 11 tragedy, I have heard people saying the war America is entering into is a “holy war” or a “war against Islam.” I have also heard people use the term “jihad,” treating the word as if its sole meaning is for Muslims to fight against the West. Muslims are […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Venues open on campus during the break

Mount Vernon Shuttle Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 shuttle pickup location will move to HOVA Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 every 20 minutes from 8 a.m.-12 a.m. every 30 minutes from 12 a.m.-3 a.m. Sept. 29-30 normal shuttle schedule Oct. 1 every 20 minutes from 8 a.m.-12 a.m. every 30 minutes from 12 a.m.-3 a.m. […]

Forum: Flying fear worsened by terror attack

People tend to think of themselves as invincible and that the universe centers on them. Very rarely do we step aside to think how another person’s life is affected at that very moment – if they have lost a loved one, if they are stressed from work and so on. I think it is safe […]

Quote of the Week

Former Director of Media Relations Barbara Porter in a May 28, 1999 Washington Business Journal article commenting on HOVA room 723, which served as a lookout post for the Watergate burglars: “The room will remain intact as a shrine to the past.” Assistant Dean of Students Mark Levine on new plans for the historic HOVA […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: ‘Crossfire’ examines racial profiling in wake of attacks

Posted 1:45 p.m. Sept. 28-CNN’s “Crossfire” continued its stay at GW Thursday night with the Rev. Al Sharpton and other activists sharing ideas about racial profiling and discrimination in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Sharpton, head of the National Action Network, Arab American Institute President James Zogby and World War II internment […]

Volleyball outlasts UMBC

The GW volleyball team extended its winning streak to three games with a 3-2 victory over a surprisingly strong University of Maryland- Baltimore County team Tuesday evening. It was the final non-conference game of the season for the Colonials, and their first non-conference win. After beginning the season with a six-game losing streak, the Colonials […]