February 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 45

Stories from the February 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Arts: Britney Spears goes slutty for debut film

Disclaimer (the rant): Britney Spears: she’s not a girl, not yet a woman. What is she then? In her new movie Crossroads (Paramount) she’s the town whore. Keep in mind, we’re not members of the religious right, or a group of anti-Hollywood activists. We’re 20-year-old college males, and we like Britney. We really like Britney. […]

Stoner Troupe, the Super Troopers, chill with the Hatchet

On screen they like to cruise in impounded sports cars and screw with stoners’ heads. The stars of the new film Super Troopers (Fox Searchlight) are a rowdy bunch in the movies. Off screen, their antics, though not as dangerous, are certainly as rowdy. These aren’t your conventional comedy kings. Super Troopers is the creation […]

BAR BELLE: Mister Days

Originally Published 02/14/02 Mister Days Where: Clarendon, Va. Food: yup Dancing: yup Pluses: No cover Minuses: A lot of older people The Bar Belle has heard people talking. yes, she has heard the criticism about her choice of bars. Her advice? Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. Also, there has been much speculation as […]

Flamenco festival proves to be a fiery exchange

The red spotlight burns and a distinct aura of passion fills the stage, lit like a fuse. A building eruption waiting for release. In rapid succession comes a disciplined clapping and, with the utterance of a single chant, the stage explodes giving birth to a language of its own. The dance speaks for itself, telling […]

Features: When far a part

Does absence make the heart grow fonder? On this Valentine’s Day many students in long distance relationships will send gifts or wishes thousands of miles to show their affection for a “long-distance lover.” But Valentine’s Day is not the only time to reach out to a far away love. “When you are in a long-distance […]

Sizzling Express offers perfect Columbia Plaza stop

Originally Published 02/14/02 Consider it Columbia Plaza Dining Hall. As Sizzling Express opened its doors last Thursday, the grab-n-go chain newly located in Columbia Plaza quickly became the hangout for GW’s Columbia Plaza residents. With a mile-long salad bar, hot food buffet, pasta and pizza stations, deli counter, sushi bar and alcohol bar, Sizzling Express […]

Baseball goes deep in opener

The GW men’s baseball team mounted a seven-run seventh inning to cement a 12-2 win over host Norfolk State University in the team’s season-opener Tuesday. Fourteen players saw at-bats and four pitchers saw time on the mound, demonstrating the depth that head coach Tom Walter has at his fingertips. “It was a good way to […]

Monroe named to elite team

Chris Monroe joins the nation’s top basketball players including Duke’s Jason Williams and Carlos Boozer, in being named to an annual basketball team selected by coaches. “It’s good to be recognized with the names that are out there,” said Monroe en route to Cincinnati, where the Colonials visit Xavier Thursday night. The National Association Basketball […]

Gymnastics gets back on track in UMD loss

The GW gymnastics team posted its season-high total Wednesday night in a second-straight loss to visiting Maryland. Despite the loss, GW head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham said the team’s strong performance signals an end to the inconsistency that has hampered the women in three previous meets. “From here, we just need to build our confidence,” she […]

Staff editorial: Sweat surrender

When the University announced that it was suspending its contract with manufacturer New Era Co. Monday, members of the Progressive Student Union hailed it has a victory for their cause – a cause that champions workers’ rights. Although it is commendable the University listened to students’ voices, the suspension appears to be premature and based […]