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.

Flawed argument

In his Jan. 24 column (“Tax cut benefits few, slows economy”) GW College Democrat President Jesse Demastrie makes a confusing reference to the collapse of Enron. He states, “If Republicans cannot correctly run a business, such as Enron, how can America trust them to run a country?” This is an argument I find offensive and […]

Ship error

Your Jan. 28 (“GW grad reports from front lines”) story regarding Megan Stack’s coverage on the war in Afghanistan contained a glaring error. I believe that the ship she traveled on was not the USS Carl Vincent, as reported, but rather the USS Carl Vinson. A quick visit to the U.S. Navy’s Web site would […]

Congressman Meehan lunches with students

One of the key sponsors of campaign finance reform said Tuesday the Enron scandal is helping his cause. At a University Club luncheon, Rep. Martin Meehan (D-Mass.) told about 100 students and faculty members that large campaign donations can give donors “undue influence” on government decisions, citing Enron as an example. “No member (of Congress) […]

Fraternity rush schedule

PHI SIGMA KAPPA SPRING RUSH 2002 SCHEDULE Tuesday 8PM- Georgetown Billiards Wednesday 8pm- ESPN Zone Game Room Thursday 9PM- Q&A Session with the Brothers at the House. Get to learn all about Greek Life as a Phi Sig. Friday 2PM- Football with the Brothers Friday 9 PM- Invite Only Saturday TBA- Invite Only BETA THETA […]

Nine Inch Nails live release offers authentic industrial

There are a lot of bad live albums out there. Re-mastered and overdubbed, a listener can’t tell the difference between the studio and live versions as the energy and emotion of the show is sapped out. But the new Nine Inch Nails live album And All that Could Have Been (Nothing Records) thankfully does not […]

Arts: The Slackers kick it with The Hatchet

NYC’s finest, The Slackers, have been spreading their smooth ska style across the country for the past 10 years. Touring endlessly, the band has hit the road leaving a trail of smoke and beer cans behind them. The Slackers boasts four releases on Epitaph subsidiary Hellcat Record and a slew of impressive gigs. The group […]

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 […]