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.

Tensions Flaring on Campus

Sophomores Hala Rharrit and Zeinah Al-Hajji were standing in front of Gelman Library Saturday when they saw the Palestinian flag with “Free Palestine” chalked on the other side of the street. Getting a closer look, they saw that “Free” was crossed out and replaced with “Defeat.” A few minutes later, the women said they saw […]

Movie Buffs review Unbreakable

Long Story Short: Bruce Willis has a poncho, marital problems, invincibility, super strength, visions of other people’s sins and Samuel L. Jackson by his side to explain what it all means. Alan Says: Unbreakable is M. Night Shayamalan’s follow up to the hugely popular The Sixth Sense. Both movies have excellent story lines, supernatural elements […]

Hatchet interviews pompous Dashboard Confessional

He’s a man in hiding. Pretentious enough to believe he is the voice of his generation but also timid. Chris Carraba veils himself in the moniker Dashboard Confessional, a name whose soul is his alone. Employing simple song structure, stripped down acoustic sounds and a slew of heartbroken lyrics, Carraba has made a name for […]

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, […]