October 15, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 20

Stories from the October 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Paper Moon melee

Thursday night at Paper Moon restaurant in Georgetown, more than 40 people – mostly GW students – were involved in a bar fight that spilled out onto the street. Eventually involving more than a dozen Metropolitan Police officers, some undercover and others arriving with drawn weapons, the fight apparently started when a baseball player became […]

Students say Madness is a needed distraction

Students agree this year’s Midnight Madness was the best they’ve seen so far, a credit to the Spirit Week Committee’s decision to center the first glimpse of Colonial basketball on students and players rather than flashy sideshows. This year’s show took on a new element, as some students report using the event as a release […]

Staff Editorial: Safe assistance

Homelessness is one social ill that defies attempts at eradication or solutions to what many see as a widespread problem. Indeed, some homeless people choose to remain on the street, and others suffer from a host of problems including mental illness, addiction to alcohol or drugs, serious medical conditions that hamper attempts to progress in […]

Women’s Soccer Ends Conference Slide

It was a successful weekend for the women’s soccer team as the women picked up two conference wins against St. Joseph’s and Temple at home. The Colonials gained some ground in Atlantic 10 standings after ending a three-game conference slide. GW is now 2-3 in the A-10 and 5-6 overall. Christine O’Malley made six saves […]

Letter to the Editor: Gelman scholar

Jason Safdie’s excellent article about Quadir Amiryar in the Oct. 8 issue of The Hatchet (“Professor promotes Afghanistan peace,” p. 7) omitted one very important fact about his subject. Although Dr. Amiryar has taught courses as a part-time adjunct faculty member in recent years, his primary work for the past 22 years has been in […]

Letter to the Editor: Donate dollars

I was watching President George W. Bush’s press conference Monday feeling somewhat helpless just as I have for the past month. At the end of the conference, he said the American Red Cross is putting together a relief fund for the children of Afghanistan, and he urged the children of the United States to give […]

Georgetown bar brawl injures four students

Four GW students were hospitalized early Friday morning after a fight that began at Paper Moon restaurant in Georgetown and ended with a brick thrown through a window near GW’s campus. At least eight students were arrested for alcohol-related crimes. Witnesses said an argument began between two GW students at about 1:45 a.m. inside the […]

Parents flock for Family Weekend

Students carved pumpkins, heard media greats and danced the “electric slide” with parents and family members Saturday and Sunday during Family Weekend, two days GW officials said provided a welcome relief from recent national security tensions. Students’ parents and siblings flooded campus for the opportunity to mingle with GW faculty and staff and touch base […]

Inside Our Pages: Cartoons, letters forum for all students

Readers last Thursday got what may have been an uncomfortable taste of freedom of speech. On page four, The Hatchet printed a cartoon depicting what appears to be a naked pledge from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity being told to eat excrement on the floor by a young man wearing a T-shirt that reads “Proud […]