January 17, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 37

Stories from the January 17, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Justice to Walker

American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday for conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens abroad, aiding and abetting terrorists and other charges. If convicted in federal court, Walker’s maximum penalty is life imprisonment. The U.S. Department of Justice is appropriately affording Walker, a U.S. citizen, his due process […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Colonials save face against Xavier

Posted 11:00 a.m. Jan. 18 – Every time the Colonials made a run, the Xavier Musketeers had an answer. Xavier jumped out to a quick 10-point lead at the Smith Center Thursday night, and GW couldn’t get any closer than six point the rest of the way. Led by sophomore Romain Sato’s 23 points, Xavier […]

Column: Study abroad? You bet.

It’s good to be back in The Hatchet. My semester off really helped me sort out some spiritual and physical problems I had with my Spanish-channel habit. It was tough, but my three-month stay at La Iglesia del Cabr?n, located deep in the rainforest jungles of Idaho, really helped me establish my sense of self […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Women win at the wire

Posted 12 p.m. Jan. 19 — There were 15 lead changes between GW and the Temple Lady Owls in Friday’s home game, but only one mattered: Anna Montanana’s buzzer-beating put-back off Ugo Oha’s missed three that gave the Colonials a 54-53 win. GW (10-6, 5-0 Atlantic 10) took the lead after Marsheik Witherspoon’s lay-up tied […]

Letter: A sister mourns

On Dec. 3, a life was lost. A troubled soul found a way to deal with his pain. My brother, Joe Spradlin, was a great man. Many people knew of his love of music and drums. I know that I’ll always remember the beat that went on in his head. That constant beat was his […]

Staff Editorial: Outside class

Living and learning in Washington, D.C. is one of the GW’s most attractive qualities. New students arrive to find the their city, campus and dorms shrouded in history – a history telling tales of triumph, commemoration and struggle. In order to better exploit the abundant supply of landmarks, museums and buildings in D.C. and across […]

Talking to typing: Instant Messenger takes over

Three hundred years ago, letters were the only way to communicate long distances. They took weeks, even months, to pass hands between the sender and recipient. Now, more than 100 million people, including just about every college student you know, are chatting in real time over the internet. The invention of the telephone came in […]

Letter: Discrimination in fees

Shame on the University’s Center for Academic Technologies (CATS) and its Executive Director P.B. Garrett. I was disappointed to learn that CATS decided over winter break to place restrictions on student printing. CATS operates computer lab facilities at the Marvin Center, the basement of the Academic Center and across campus. These restrictions will impact countless […]

Colonials to be tested by Atlantic 10’s elite

The Colonials can establish themselves as contenders in the Atlantic 10 West conference this week with a good showing against Xavier, which they host Thursday, and St. Joseph’s, which they visit on Saturday. A win in either game would be a statement for GW, but it will not come easily. Xavier (11-3, 3-0 A-10) rolls […]