January 31, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 41

Stories from the January 31, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Indie Movie tells tale of Taliban agression

When Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf took on his latest film Kandahar, little did he know how much international importance the film would have. In the post-Sept. 11 world, the film could hardly be more relevant. Set in Afghanistan but shot on the Iranian border, Kandahar is a semi-documentary film on the peasant life in Afghanistan under […]

Bad Religion returns to the old-school

Bad Religion The Process of Belief (Epitaph) Let it be said that Bad Religion is responsible for three of the most incredible punk-rock records ever: 1988’s Suffer, 1989’s No Control and 1990’s Against the Grain, all on Epitaph Records. Each of these three records is absolutely flawless, required listening not only for punk-rock intelligentsia like […]

Features: Students spark patriotic movement

Imagine an American flag large enough to span a soccer field, made out of 3-by-3 foot panels of cloth decorated by Foggy Bottom community members and GW student groups and academic departments. Imagine having the chance to take part in campus history. The chance is now possible because of the efforts of three freshmen living […]

Bar Belle: The Blue Room

The Blue Room Where: 18th Street, Adams Morgan Food: nope Pluses: crowd isn’t too skeazy Minuses: cover and expensive alcohol The Bar Belle made a pact with herself that she was not going to drink for a week. No one believed she could do it – they all doubted her commitment to saving her dad’s […]

Freshman plays under pressure

In two games so far this season, freshman Anna Montanana has come up with buzzer-beating feats that salvaged come-from-behind wins in the final seconds of play. Sunday against Richmond, Montanana grabbed a key steal in the final 25 seconds that gave the possession back to GW, still down by five. And it was her foul […]

Super Bowl Preview: Be careful what you wish for

As a native New Englander, I’ve been conditioned to believe skill and talent are not the only keys to post-season success. Luck and superstition are powerful forces that can combat even the fiercest offensive line. After years of disappointment, I can now admit that you can have the best team in the league and not […]

Hospital to open in August

GW Hospital CEO Daniel McLean promised residents lampposts, trees and tidiness around the new hospital site between 23rd Street and New Hampshire Avenue at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting Monday night. He said the hospital construction is on schedule and patients are scheduled to be moved in Aug. 16. About 100 people attended the meeting […]

Around Campus

GW Commemorates Black History Celebration The GW Black Student Union will observe Black History Month with a 2002 Black History Celebration, a series of events that began Jan. 21 and are scheduled until March 9. The BSU will host a town-hall meeting in Marvin Center 403 Thursday at 8 p.m. The open meeting will discuss […]

Joens earns A-10 honor

Junior Cathy Joens, who scored 18 second-half points in a win over St. Joseph’s last week, was named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week Monday. In her past two games, Joens averaged 24 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 4.5 assists in two conference games against St. Joseph’s and Duquesne. It’s Joens’s second A-10 honor. […]

Women’s water polo ranked eighth

The Collegiate Water Polo Association ranked the GW women’s water polo team No. 8 on its pre-season top-10 list. The Colonials head into the 2002 season coming off an impressive 6-2 conference record that helped earn the team an at-large bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships. GW opens its third season as a […]