April 8, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 57

Stories from the April 8, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Spotlight: A space of their own

Nahed Turkestani rushes to the back of the ceramics studio and dumps more than 150 pounds of gray, wet clay onto a canvas-covered table. Spreading the clay into an seven-by-two foot panel, Turkestani leaves the clay to set and begins working on thin panels from her sketches, forming and sculpting palm trees, windows, doors and […]

Inside our pages: April Fool’s has long history

The reviews are in. Some were disgusted, some were insulted but the overwhelming majority of our readers who contacted us have taken the April Fool’s issue of The Snatchet in the spirit it was delivered. We were crude, impolite and crass, but we just wanted to make you laugh. Some of the most frequent questions […]

Adding alternative art

Bored on a Saturday afternoon? Can’t think of anything to do? Want a huge Celtic knot on your back? Here’s a suggestion: Venture to one of D.C.’s safe and reputable tattoo parlors and pick out a clever design or part of your body to pierce. Fatty’s Custom Tattooz, in Dupont Circle, and Jinx Proof, in […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Patagonia CEO addresses GW business students

Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke admitted Wednesday that “dirtbags” are his favorite people. Speaking in Funger Hall to about 80 people, mostly MBA students from the School of Business and Public Management, he explained that they are the consumers who truly appreciate Patagonia’s products and company mission. Crooke said Patagonia is not a typical outdoor clothing […]

Men’s tennis handles Xavier and Bonnies

The GW men’s tennis team won its eighth straight match Saturday, squeezing by visiting St. Bonaventure for a 4-3 win. The win against the Bonnies followed a 4-3 victory over Xavier Friday. The successful weekend improves GW’s record to 14-6 and places the Colonials in a promising spot for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championships, which […]

Women’s water polo defeats Bucknell, Villanova

The GW women’s water polo team defeated Bucknell and Villanova but lost to Princeton in Lewisburg, Pa., last weekend. In the last matches before the Southern Championships, GW improved its record to 14-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play. GW head coach Scott Reed said that, despite the two victories, turnovers plagued the Colonials all […]

Meet Adam Putnam, the youngest congressman in office

Picture this. You are 26 years old and have just been elected to the U.S. Congress where you will serve in the House of Representatives as its youngest member. No one in your family has ever held elected office. Your parents call you crazy. But as loving parents often do, they support your quest, regardless […]

Column: Taking away aid hurts those pursuing higher education

Former President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex industrial society.” It is for this reason that the landmark Higher Education Act was […]

Column: Chain letter curses all who disobey

Editor’s note: Dave Smith received this e-mail recently and instead of forwarding it, he thought he should share it with the entire GW community. He recognizes the danger he puts himself into by not completing the chain. Ninjas be damned. Hopefully, you have received this e-mail from one of your friends concerned for the health […]

Gymnastics season ends without bid to Nationals

The GW gymnastics team placed fourth in Saturday’s NCAA Regional Championships at Penn State University, failing to earn the school its first-ever bid to NCAA Nationals. By capturing the top two spots in the northeast region, Nebraska and Michigan advanced to the National Championships, which will be held next week in Tuscaloosa, Ala. GW, heading […]