April 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 56

Stories from the April 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

INTERVIEW: Robin Williams goes over to the dark side

He’s worn a red nose in the cancer ward, played mentor to a tortured genius and made his way through hell to rescue lost love. So what’s next for legendary comedian Robin Williams after a slew of heart-wrenching dramas? The logical step, of course: He’s playing a menaical children’s TV show host bent on destroying […]

Column: Following the leader turns ugly at Md.

Crowd mentality reared its ugly and funny-looking head at the University of Maryland Monday night after the Terrapins won their first-ever NCAA National Championship. The scene sounded like the plot of MTV’s show “Asshole.” Men yelled “show your tits” whenever a woman rose on a pair of shoulders and the women coyly obliged, often in […]

BAR BELLE: Daedylus

Daedylus Food: nope Dancing: oh yeah, baby Pluses: drinks weren’t too pricey Minuses: way too crowded Just to set the record straight, the “Bar Ho” was not the Bar Belle. Those of you who are avid followers of this weekly masterpiece would obviously know it wasn’t the Bar Belle due to the lack of detail […]

Sorry kids, D.C. Punk is out of Business

Punk is dead, and it’s your fault. Have the kids lost all respect? Yes. Tuesday night D.C.’s Nation Nightclub hosted legendary punk act, The Business, a group whose credentials are unparalleled: constant touring, 20 plus years on the international punk scene and countless releases over the span of three decades. They’ve played with everyone who […]

Finding the fine print

Wake up. Shower. Put on make-up. Most women follow this simple routine, but, according to a new study, it may not be safe. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows cosmetics may be the reason for unusually high levels of toxins found in young women, levels exceeding the government’s safe […]

Staff editorial: Cool heads

April marks the beginning of what everyone hopes will be a pleasant spring. With the Arab-Israeli conflict spiraling into a war and Israel Awareness Month and Arab Awareness Month both commemorated in April, there is much to be cautious about right now. Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian rallies involving GW students were held throughout D.C. and without […]

I hear you: Submissions policy change needed

Sometimes it is those responsible for exposing a weakness in an organization that deserve credit for making that particular organization stronger. Although it is an unfortunate new requirement for more personal information, The Hatchet will now require those who submit letters to the editor to also include their telephone number. We realize there is no […]

Letters: Valdez lessons

March 28 was the 13th anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history – the Exxon Valdez oil spill. When it ran aground, the Exxon-owned Valdez tanker spilled more than 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Now, 13 years after the catastrophe, severe fallout such as the damage of the […]

Blankvoort leads team to season-high finish

Coming off a record-setting round at the Colonial Intercollegiate Tournament last week, GW golfer Thomas Blankvoort continued his success grabbing a second-place finish at the GW Invitational Monday at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue, Md. The team placed second, its highest finish of the season. Blankvoort’s five-under par (67) in the second […]

Big Trouble offers huge cast and huge laughs

The release of Big Trouble was delayed after 9/11 because the film depicts careless breeches of airport security. Finally seeing the light of day, this production is sure to help many of us forget our woes. Under the direction of the acclaimed Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, Get Shorty), Big Trouble is the surprise hit […]