April 15, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 59

Stories from the April 15, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Spotlight: Professor brings the classroom to the courtroom

Did you hear the rumor that McDonald’s French fries are cooked in beef flavoring, and that vegetarians have been eating them unknowingly? That’s no rumor. In fact, it’s a true story of a $13 million lawsuit started by GW Law School students. Ever wonder if people used to smoke on airplanes? They did, and a […]

Full SJT transcript

The following is a full transcript of an interview with GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on April 10. Hatchet: Do you think you were portrayed accurately (in The Washington Post article)? SJT: I don’t think it’s about me, I think its about GW. Of course, the reporter missed an opportunity to do a story about […]

Staff editorial: Woo-Hah!

Having Busta Rhymes as the main attraction for Spring Fling is a great choice for students and a major accomplishment for the Program Board. Fresh off a 30-date tour promoting his new album, Genesis, Busta Rhymes brings an energetic act with wide appeal. He is perfect for Spring Fling. Some students are understandably getting tired […]

Have a wet and wild night, it’s all legal

3 Hatchets Legal Seafoods 2020 K St., N.W. (202) 496-1111 Reservations: A good idea Attire: casual Price: $25-30 for an appetizer and entree Split open a fresh-from-the-oven roll, slurp up a cup of chowder, and slice the tender piece of fish you ordered from the impressive menu at Legal Seafoods. Located just two blocks from […]

Letter: Mideast story biased

I appreciated Julie Gordon’s April 8 (“Students debate Mideast solutions”) attempted even-handedness in her report on the variety of perspectives GW students hold regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unfortunately, the article contained several discrepancies of a serious nature. Of the 11 people interviewed for the article, only Mira Browne and I were referred to by ethnicity. […]

Inside our pages: Mixed reaction for The Post

It seemed everyone in the GW community had something to gripe about last week when The Washington Post devoted the cover story of its Sunday magazine to GW and its controversial president, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Considering the emotional topics the article touched on, the author, Chris Shea, should take criticism from all sides as a […]

Column: Workers treated well at New Era

Every day students at GW are challenged to think critically about their coursework and to challenge their professors by providing dissenting views on myriad subjects. In that spirit, I would like to challenge the students at GW to take the same critical approach to recent accusations about New Era Cap Company. According to some reports, […]

Column: Drinking laws make no sense

Last week the National Institutes of Health published a survey of research on college drinking. “A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges” reported a few headline-grabbing statistics, among which were: Most students do their share of binge drinking during their first year and then taper off. The 44 percent of […]

Realizing major league dreams

Colonials outfielder Mike Bassett is a fairly low-key guy, but underneath that quiet disposition lies the determination to make it to the major leagues. Just as he triumphed in his career at GW to become the most dominant slugger in University history, the senior has large hopes for the pros. “Every baseball player’s dream is […]

Burying the Hatchet

I am an athlete. Is it a good idea or a bad idea to have sex the night before a game? I’ve heard that it can make you tired, and it wastes your aggression. What do you think? –Scoring points Why not score on the field and off if you can? Athletes won’t performing worse […]