October 18, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 21

Stories from the October 18, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Sluggish SA

The Student Association has yet to accomplish much beyond allocating money to student organizations this year. We are willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on disruptions caused by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but the excuses are over. The SA says it has plans to do more than dole out money, including […]

DC Diary: Clarendon Day

The sun shined brightly as autumn leaves drifted from branches onto the street. It was a day of recovery for Americans in Arlington, Va., at the Clarendon Day festival, and my friends and I decided to take advantage of the free trip on the Metro to check it out. This yearly festival greeted us with […]

Staff Editorial: Rising retention

GW administrators are understandably excited that the University’s retention rate continues to climb. They attribute this success to a high level of student satisfaction with the services GW provides. While this may be true – no hard data exists to support or refute this claim – the issue of student retention is much more complicated […]

Ringing in on college memories

A ticket to a GW basketball game: $0. GW shot glass: $5.99. Blue GW pennant: $17.99. GW letter jacket: $230. The Watergate room at HOVA: $6,500 a year. Personalized GW class rings: priceless. Or are they? Every year, juniors and seniors have to decide whether or not class rings are worth the investment. A university […]

Golf places eighth at Lehigh Stabler

Thomas Blankvoort led the GW golf team to an eighth-place finish out of a field of 20 teams at last weekend’s Lehigh Stabler Invitational. Blankvoort’s six-over-par 150 (74-76) at the par-72, 6,500-yard Center Valley Golf Club, tied him for 14th overall. Lehigh University’s Bowden Osborn won the tournament with a five-under-par 139 (69-70). Host Lehigh […]

DC Diary: Venturing into Annapolis

Thanks to the canceled IMF meetings, my roommate and I decided to make an adventure out of our weekend and take a short trip to the United States Naval Academy to visit some friends. I was really excited because I had never before seen either the Naval Academy or Annapolis. Unfortunately, Annapolis is not easy […]

Men’s tennis defeats Georgetown

The GW men’s tennis team defeated cross-town rival Georgetown 5-2 in a dual match at Georgetown. The Colonials dominated by winning both No.1 and No.2 doubles and taking four of six singles matches including the No. 1, No.3, No. 4 and No. 6 matches. The Colonials came into this match coming off an impressive win […]

Entertainment Listings Oct. 19th to 25th

Movies AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 Music 9:30 Club Metro Cafe Hatchet Reviews AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 Bandits (PG-13) 1:10, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10 Corky Romano (PG-13) 2:00, 5:30, 7:45, 10:25 Don’t […]

Alt-rock sound rules week’s releases

The Strokes Is This It in stores now Guitar-driven poppy alt-rock isn’t dead just yet. In fact, it’s just coming to maturity. The Strokes are hitting hard with their debut Is This It (RCA), an album which offers listeners a jolt of infectious rock. The album has an eerie familiarity but manages to stand out […]

Forum: Federalize air security

Is air travel a national security matter? After the tragic events of Sept. 11, government officials have made air travel security a most prominent issue. After closing airlines for days, in some cases weeks, and attempting to improve the current status of air travel security, the federalization of airport screening personnel and procedures is the […]