February 7, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 43

Stories from the February 7, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Out of left field: Pats let it all hang out

My dad calls me up with 30 seconds left in the game. “You better get ready to print a retraction, kiddo,” he says in reference to my column on the danger of the Patriots winning the Super Bowl. I hear shrieking and breaking glass in the background. I ask where his friend Paul is. “I […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students experience relaxed spring rush

Members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity shared cigars and stories with potential pledges on the steps of the fraternity’s G Street house Thursday night during the group’s second spring rush event. The evening, like all of the spring’s open events, was a chance for students to meet the members and learn about the fraternity. […]

Staff editoral: Stealing Trust

Last November a breach of trust occurred at GW’s Mount Vernon Campus between students and Aramark maintenance workers. A maintenance worker known as “Marlin,” who has since been fired and barred from campus, allegedly stole about $3,000 worth of personal items from residents in Somers Hall. What is troubling about the University’s action is twofold. […]

Letter: Vagina stunt no laughing matter

Am I the only person who was befuddled by the appearance of a mysterious monstrous mutilated merkin on wheels in Kogan Plaza Wednesday at high noon? My wife and I passed by it three times and couldn’t figure out, apart from the obvious shock value of displaying a gigantic female sex organ on wheels, what […]

Review: Beijing Bicycle

Beijing Bicycle (Sony Picture Classics) is a painful, but interesting story. So many injustices, small and great, take place in this movie that it’s hard to sit through. However, the story pulls the audience in, as we emotionally identify with the plights of a situation quite foreign to most Americans. In China, a bike is […]

Students say MVC is safe

Mount Vernon residents said they feel safe and that security is a “non-problem,” even though many said Somers Hall is easy to get into. Mount Vernon officials and residents cited a safe neighborhood, University Police presence and a “tight” community as reasons the Mount Vernon Campus seems safer than Foggy Bottom. “The campus as a […]

Review: Monster’s Ball

A good deal of Billy Bob Thornton’s on-screen demeanor in the recent The Man Who Wasn’t There remains in his part of the new film Monster’s Ball (Lion’s Gate Films). His weathered face bears the same stolid, pained look, and his eyes still hold a wary fearfulness. But thankfully in this new role Thornton actually […]

Hatchet Entertainment Listings (2/8-2/14)

Movies AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 Music 9:30 Club Black Cat Theater Kennedy Center AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 Black Hawk Down (R) Fri-Sun – 12:50, 4:00, 7:20, 10:30 Mon-Thurs – 1:30, […]

Worker robs students

Two students are missing about $1,300 worth of property allegedly stolen from Somers Hall at the Mount Vernon Campus by a maintenance worker last semester. Four Somers Hall residents suspect the maintenance worker, who had keys to all rooms in the residence hall, stole more than $3,000 worth of property from their rooms. Freshman Kate […]