March 7, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 51

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

Staff editorial: Emergency plan

It is always nice to know backup systems are ready to act in case the unexpected occurs. In the case of last week’s New Hall power outage, the University’s backup system failed and left students in the dark. Had the loss of power occurred during an actual emergency in which lives were at risk, the […]

Arts: Wells’ classic dies on the screen

The latest film version of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine (Dreamworks and Warner Bros. Pictures) lacks the depth and emotion that its author intended. It is a well-directed science fiction adventure with astounding special effects and some superb acting. But the script is silly and trifling. The film, directed by Simon Wells, grandson of the […]

Letter: Stay of out pages

I find it disturbing that The Hatchet’s most prolific columnist, Russ Rizzo, is also the newspaper’s editor in chief. In his weekly column (“Inside Our Pages”), Rizzo often writes of a previous Hatchet story, and gives an account of why it was published, in the process providing opinions about the issues surrounding the article. If […]

The Film Buffs: Die Hard I vs. Die Hard III

Die Hard I Long Story Short: Bruce Willis saves Nakatomi Towers in Los Angeles. German terrorists are no match for him, and neither is Carl Winslow – the guy from “Family Matters.” Alan Says: First off, I’d like to say that I enjoy the entire Die Hard trilogy. In my humble opinion the original is […]

Letter: Denied at Cortile

I, too, want to be like Jared. Who wouldn’t? He’s thin, he’s rich, and he made all his money just by taking a walk over to everyone’s favorite sandwich place – Subway. I tried to follow in Jared’s footsteps – twice. I failed in both attempts. It was about 1 a.m. about two Saturdays ago, […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Robinson takes run-off decisively

Posted 2 a.m. March 8 — Junior Phil Robinson was declared Student Association president after a run-off election Thursday, one week after he was named the loser of the regular election. Robinson jumped in the air and hugged his campaign staff at the announcement that he took 59 percent of the vote in a run-off […]

Summer of Sam alum chats with the Hatchet

Although he is clad in black, Adrien Brody’s personality is anything but dark. I sit across from the up-and-coming actor in his posh Four Seasons hotel room, as he sheepishly dunks his tea bag in water and presents an offering of cookies to his interviewers. Minuscule microphones set, pens and notebooks in hand, silence ensues. […]

The Bar Belle: Andalu

Where: 1214 18th St. NW Getting in: carded at the bar Prices: kinda steep Food: nope Dancing: you betcha Pluses: The music was good Last Tuesday night there was a blackout in New Hall, and good ole’ University Police wouldn’t let anyone in or out. After waiting outside in the cold for a good 15 […]