April 11, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 58

Stories from the April 11, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Trakkin’ through D.C. trails

It is always refreshing to be able to step a few miles outside the bustling, hurried pace of city life in the District and take time off to smell the roses. For people who get tired of the everyday grind of traffic and business, the District offers relaxing alternatives in nature only several miles away. […]

UMass cuts send ripple through conference

They’ve won seven conference championships in nine years, made seven NCAA Final Four appearances and finished with a 27-6 final record. But the UMass men’s water polo team’s legacy is over. The team was one of seven varsity sports eliminated by its athletic department last month, part of a $17 million school-wide budget cut handed […]

Student groub TDB brings the rock back to D.C.

In a city once declared the “punk capital of America” in the ’80s, the D.C. punk scene has had its fair share of problems keeping the scene alive recently. With local venues closing down and others refusing to open their doors, the punk scene has been in a desperate state of life support since the […]

Drama abounds in the midst of French festival

Picture yourself walking the exciting streets of the French Rivera at the Cannes Film Festival. The surroundings are beautiful and picturesque, and the films are breathtaking, infused with a bit of foreign flair. Not planning a trip any time soon? No worries, British director Henry Jaglom takes you there in the independent film about the […]


Pagano records 19 saves in Howard win Junior goalkeeper Lisa Pagano recorded 19 saves on 27 shots in the GW women’s lacrosse team’s 15-8 victory over Howard at home Wednesday afternoon. The win ended the Colonials’ three-game losing streak that included an 18-4 loss to Temple and a 15-14 loss to St. Joseph’s last weekend. […]

Letters: Neglected sponsors

The April 8 (“Freshman Block Party makes chilly return”) article is perhaps the greatest example of poor journalism I have ever seen and is the last straw in my book of poor journalism. First, the article never stated once who the sponsors of the event. If your reporter cares to note, WRGW provided the concerts […]

Letters: Riots unnecessary

I thought Russ Rizzo, Hatchet editor in chief, made a lot of strong points in his April 4 (“Following the leaders turns ugly”) column. As someone who was in downtown College Park celebrating the Maryland Terrapins’ first-ever NCAA men’s basketball championship, I can definitely understand the feeling of euphoria that comes with being associated with […]

Admissions rate drops

Preliminary admissions numbers indicate the University accepted about 1,000 fewer students this year than last year and could end up with an acceptance rate of about 40 percent – a 10 percent drop from last year. With a housing crunch fresh on his mind from an unexpectedly large freshman class this year, Robert Chernak, vice […]

Israeli transportation minister visits GW

Israeli Transportation Minister Ephraim Sneh addressed Israel’s agenda of eliminating terrorism and reaching peace at the GW Hillel Tuesday night in front of 200 students. Sneh, a member of the Labor Party, said he hopes Secretary of State Colin Powell can convince Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to accept American proposals of a cease-fire and help […]

Staff editorial: Getting there

The latest admissions figures for next year are a cause for mixed reviews. On one hand, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and admissions officials are to be commended for yet another step toward making GW the elite institution it should be by lowering the acceptance rate roughly 10 percent to 39 percent. It is a […]