December 3, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 33

Stories from the December 3, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Backstage with Jason Navarro of The Suicide Machines

Drunken banter fills the hall. The audience cheers as dinner arrives. The guys from Bigwig prep like this every night before the show. Pipes, concrete, and pure unrestrained madness backstage at D.C.’s own Black Cat. The end of the hall and then its into The Suicide Machines’ dressing room. No signs, no grand entrance, just […]

MPD busts bars, liquor stores

Reporting lowered sales because of a year-old police initiative to crack down on underage drinking in the city, local bar and liquor store owners are considering new policies and warning students to obey the law. MPD spent $88,000 in federal grant money to launch the D.C. Campus Alcohol Reduction Effort last December, said Lt. Patrick […]

A New Day, A New War: Empty chairs at empty tables

There are 290 empty red cushioned chairs at Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria, a restaurant seating 300. Rows of broccoli, mounds of meatloaf and lines of blueberry pie sit untouched on the long serving counter. On a good day hundreds of students would be chatting loudly and grabbing food. The only sound heard there today is the […]

Manouch appeals to GW to save business

Popular hot dog vendor Manouchehr Nava said he is feeling extra pressure from Metropolitan Police lately to shut down by 1:30 a.m. Nava, known to most students as “Manouch,” said MPD gave him two weeks to stop selling food outside Tower Records late at night. Although D.C. regulations prohibit food vendors to operate after 1:30 […]

A New Day, A New War: America fights back

When President George W. Bush debated former Vice President Al Gore on national television last year, he promised his foreign policy would avoid nation building – constructing a government with people who may or may not want assistance. Two months following the opening of U.S.-led strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan, it appears he has […]

Researchers map new gene

GW medical researchers mapped a new gene called BP1 last month that has been linked to leukemia and may contribute to breast cancer. The findings, published in the science journal Gene, will lead to further research and possible long-term treatments, University medical staff members said. If extra BP1 is proven to cause breast cancer, doctors […]

A New Day, A new War: Bush looks to expand war

As the final Taliban-controlled city of Kandahar comes under assault by Afghan rebels and U.S. ground troops, experts are calling the war a success and urging the Bush administration to maintain the coalition. “So far (the war) has gone more successfully than anyone dared hope in terms of the ease with which the Northern Alliance […]

News Brief: GW pulls Red Bull from shelves

GW accidentally violated its exclusive beverage contract with Coca-Cola for almost a year before Essentials Market in Mitchell Hall stopped selling Red Bull energy drink last month. Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services Lyle Vaughan said he was unaware of the contract breach, and that an employee without the authority to make sales decisions must have […]

A New Day, A New War: Protecting our backyard

Most knew after a friend or co-worker told them to turn on the television. Some happened to be watching in time to see the second strike. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg found out when he heard the bang. As the blinds lifted to reveal the blaze from the angled building, Trachtenberg said the mood of […]

Around Campus

Students to hold U.S.-Israel Solidarity Rally In response to the suicide terrorist attacks in Israel over the weekend, the GW Student Alliance for Israel and the Jewish Student Association will hold a U.S.-Israel Solidarity Rally on Kogan Plaza Monday at 8 p.m. “We are looking to remember the victims of the attacks and show GW’s […]