October 8, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 18

Stories from the October 8, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letter: Terror not product of Israeli policy

Placing blame on the relationship between Israel and the United States for last month’s terror attacks on New York and Washington in “Shift Policy?” (Oct. 4, p. 4) is irresponsible, lacks historical backing and clouds the realities of the current global environment. GW deserves better. Let us say hypothetically the United States were to declare […]

Cross country places second at Invite

Both GW men’s and women’s cross country teams placed second behind East Carolina University in Saturday’s Overton-Pirate Invitational meet in Greenville, N.C. Junior David Talbird led the men’s race finishing fifth out of 39 runners. Freshman Mary Beth McCullough placed sixth out of 29 runners to lead the women’s team. Talbird ran a 26:13, 23 […]

Spotlight: Winging it

An empty stage, a spotlight, hundreds of scrutinizing eyes on the faces of rowdy college students and no script. While such a scenario may strike fear in the hearts of most GW students, to the members of GW’s only improv/sketch comedy group, Recess, it is all in a day’s work. “When you get on stage […]

Return to Center: GHB contributes to deaths

Alexander Klochkoff, a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park, was found outside his Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house facedown with no pulse in a beanbag chair Sept. 5. Police immediately ruled out foul pay and alcohol poisoning in the 20-year-old’s death, but toxicology tests now show that Klochkoff’s death may have been caused […]

Water Polo continues to struggle

The GW men’s water polo team stretched its losing streak to six games after dropping three games this weekend. The United States Air Force and the United States Naval Academy defeated GW Saturday, and John’s Hopkins University defeated the Colonials in Baltimore Friday. The losses dropped the Colonials record to 3-10 but does not affect […]

Arts: Hatchet rocks with Megadeth member

Dripping entrails spray blood over a dilapidated corpse as a skeleton tears its way out of the body. Don’t be scared, baby – it’s just a heavy metal record. After 18 years living the life of thrash-metal decadence, Megadeth has come out on the other end, heavily scarred but somehow still alive and breathing. Does […]

Inside our pages: Editor explains elementary error

It’s the feeling you get when you’re talking about the principal behind her back and realize she’s standing right behind you. It happens when you’re meticulously detailing your dad’s car and realize the wax has dried in the sun and will never come off. Or when you step into a class to find a mid-term […]

Basketball team starts new tradition

The GW men’s basketball team is starting a new annual tradition to go along with its new faces. The team will run four laps around the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall Oct. 10 at noon. The first annual “Colonials Run” will mark the end of pre-season training before the team starts official practice at […]

Joy Ride makes trip into film noir

A character-driven thriller that combines the right proportions of taut angst and comic relief thanks to the direction of John Dahl, Joy Ride is a nicely acted serving of classic film noir. Writers Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams fashion a clever variant on the vintage 1971 Steven Spielberg TV movie Duel, although steering clear of […]

GW walks for AIDS cure

About 300 GW students put on their walking shoes Saturday morning and braved drizzly conditions to participate in the 15th annual AIDS Walk Washington on the National Mall. The students comprised the largest team in the five-kilometer event, which drew 10,000 people. Together, the students alone raised more than $5,000 for the Whitman-Walker clinic. Senior […]