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.

Letter: Fan of the city

I read with interest The Hatchet’s story on the increase in number of applicants for next year’s freshman class, as I am one of the more than 10,000 applicants (“GW applicants increase,” Oct. 25). While some might be, I am not surprised by this phenomenon for what I think are two very important reasons. The […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Colonials find new low

Posted 12:30 a.m. Jan. 27 — The game was supposed to be a confidence booster for the Colonials, but instead Saturday afternoon marked the pinnacle of frustration for men’s basketball this season. Rhode Island, the worst team by record, handed GW its fourth-consecutive loss, using the Colonials to gain some of its own confidence. Coming […]

Letter: No noise!

There has been a lot said about dissension between the ever-expanding GW presence and the Foggy Bottom residential community. The personalities and greater issues aside, there is at least one practical action that could make the situation a lot better. The biggest complaint of residents against the student population comes down to one of noise. […]

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 […]