January 24, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 39

Stories from the January 24, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Food for thought

Making the switch back to living on campus after the winter break is not just difficult for students, it is hard on their stomachs. Mom, I mean, J Street is what’s for dinner! Changing from a kitchen at home open around the clock to J Street that only serves food on fixed hours is causing […]

Features: From fugitive to freedom fighter

Frederick Douglass House Wednesday, Jan. 23 9 a.m. My English professor a couple of semesters ago told us to visit former slave Frederick Douglass’ house as an extra credit assignment. Because it was extra credit – not to mention it’s in Anacostia, on 1411 W St. – I never bothered to go. But I heard […]

Letter: No NYTimes

I read Russ Rizzo’s column “Inside Our Pages” Jan. 22 with a mix of amusement and concern. I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s somewhat comical to compare The Hatchet to the New York Times. Don’t take this the wrong way. I’ve read each issue of The Hatchet more or less since I’ve been […]

Eve Ensler takes one last shot at ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” is under any circumstances a thrilling theatrical event. But what marks the play’s weeklong stay at D.C.’s National Theatre as truly notable is the announcement that these few nights will be the last chance for the world to see Ensler herself perform this world-renowned work. Ensler’s original monologues […]

Arts: The Hatchet sits with Latino lover Benjamin Bratt

With the glut of biopics released by Hollywood lately, including blockbusters like A Beautiful Mind and Ali, it would be easy for audiences to overlook the addition of yet another. Even so, Benjamin Bratt is hopeful that moviegoers will embrace his newest movie, an independent film that follows the turbulent career of late Latino icon […]

Forum: Tax cut benefits few

During a time of economic recession further tax cuts are not the answer to solving our nation’s problems. Instead, the money that would go to tax cuts must be used for a national prescription drug program and improved childhood education programs, as well as health care programs for those in need. President George W. Bush […]

Bar Belle: The Guards

The Guards M street in Georgetown Food: upstairs Dancing: kind of Pluses: no cover Minuses: if your sober, don’t go Thank God last weekend is over … it was a roughie. Although there were no nights spent on the bathroom floor, it was nonetheless a daunting task to entertain the social commitments demanded by a […]

Mandy Moore dissapoints as leading lady

There are a few things potential viewers want to know about Mandy Moore’s leading role in A Walk to Remember (Warner Brothers) before they shell out eight bucks for a ticket. Is it easy for Moore to juggle her teen-pop stardom and a budding movie career? Was changing from a blonde to a brunette a […]

Editorial: Cattle no more

The University has come up with one more welcome use for the internet that is bound to make students’ lives easier. Gone are the days of camping out in J Street for an uncomfortable day of waiting, crammed together like barnyard animals. Housing selection on the Web has arrived! The hope surrounding this new use […]

Count of Monte Cristo lives up to classic novel

Regardless of its status as a literary classic, readers have sometimes regarded Alexander Dumas’ novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” as tedious and slow. But the new screen adaptation by director Kevin Reynolds manages to keep a fast pace and avoid tedium while remaining true to the classic story. The film tells the tale of […]