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.

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 […]

Column: Enron’s fall foreseen?

(U-WIRE) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As many of us prepare to enter the “real world” in May, the job market we are encountering does not resemble the job market our predecessors faced when they graduated. I am not alluding to the economic downturn that seems to be slowly festering in America that all the newspapers, news […]

Rosey Knows Sports: Goodbye Chicago, and other playoff picks

The season of the Cinderella Bears will come to an end Saturday in Soldier Field, where the Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles. This game will be a match of dominating defenses and, in the end, the Eagles’ balanced offense and a duo of running backs, Duce Staley and Correll Buckhalter, will create too many problems […]

DC Diary: Prank presents at The Pleasure Place

The Pleasure Place Tuesday, Jan. 15 7 p.m. The scene: a very windy night in Georgetown with a couple of friends. The destination: some sort of sex shop. The mission: to find the perfect and funniest gag gift idea. Now, let me begin by saying that I am defifinitely not an expert when it comes […]

GW makes housing change

GW housing officials have eased off a new requirement that all sophomores live in campus housing next year by making it easy for students to claim exemptions. The University will now allow sophomores to move off campus by signing a form indicating they cannot afford to live in a residence hall or have another extenuating […]