October 18, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 21

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

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 […]

Sports: GMU shuts out Colonial women

George Mason shut out the GW women’s soccer team 4-0 in Fairfax, Va. Tuesday in a game of experimentation for the Colonials. Because it was not a conference game, head coach Tanya Vogel said her team was not as “pumped up” for the game and used it as a practice to try some new plays […]

Op-Ed: Learning equates to success

Even a few years ago, those who worked in higher education still posed a basic question: Were undergraduates engaged in “learning for its own sake,” or were they being groomed for roles in the American economy? For a significant number of academicians, the debate had to do with personal status and curricular details. The noblest […]

Forum: Keep feds out of airports

With federalized airport security, stamped onto every ticket is a comparatively small but nevertheless apparent fee. No matter which airline you fly or which airport you fly out of or into, the fee is universal. You just paid Uncle Sam to fund an investment in your safety and the safety of every other passenger on […]

Column: ‘Ground zero’ shows need for action

On Oct. 5, I took the Delta Shuttle from Reagan National Airport to La Guardia Airport to see my brother in New York City. Putting all the anxieties of flying in this new world aside, something powerful and equally moving happened on the flight’s approach to La Guardia. A woman sitting in the window seat […]

Letter to the Editor: Cartoon calamity

As a member of the GW community and the Jewish faith, I take personal offense to the cartoon printed in the Oct. 15 edition of The Hatchet. To mention “big, fat, smelly . and Jewish” to refer to the inflatable hippopotamus mascot might be one of the most anti-Semitic remarks I have ever seen in […]

Letter to the Editor: Dangerous drawing

I, like Russ Rizzo, did not get the cartoon that ran in the Oct. 15 issue of The Hatchet. I tried, but could not seem to laugh. That is, not until I turned the page and read Rizzo’s parody of a letter by a gutsy college paper editor in chief defending First Amendment rights and […]

GW professor defends terrorism legislation

Civil liberties experts debated a growing threat of the loss of basic civil rights as a result of the Sept. 11 attacks at the GW Law School Monday night. More than 50 people attended, including several GW law students and faculty. Amitai Etzioni, director of GW’s Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies and Arthur Spitzer, legal […]


In “Georgetown bar brawl injuries four” (Oct. 15, p.1) a statement attributed to sophomore Jonathan Iger was incorrect. He said that none of his friends to his knowledge hit anyone in the head with a bottle. In “Students repair house, image” (Oct. 15, p. 10) a statement attributed to Zeta Beta Tau President Stu Katz […]