July 8, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 7

Stories from the July 8, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the editor: SJT more than meets the eye

(Christine) Muchanic’s recent letter criticizing President Trachtenberg for his lack of visibility on campus and lack of interest in the student body (“SJT invisible to campus,” June 10) is a perennial complaint that surfaces in The Hatchet. As a fellow alum from the class of 2001, I would like to offer an opposing view. Ms. […]

Letter: Groups poorly portrayed

Anger and disappointment churn inside me as the image of Greek life is consistently tainted by popular culture. Programs such as “Sorority Life,” featuring Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, a local women’s group at University of California Davis, and Comedy Central’s “Insomniac” with Dave Attel, featuring a chapter house of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, are examples of […]

Krug murder suspect awaits trial

A former University of Maryland student is being held without bond pending a trial for murdering GW graduate student Daniel Krug in late May. Stephen Burciaga, 21, was arrested June 12 after police found Krug’s computer and other items believed to be stolen from his K Street apartment at Burciaga’s College Park residence, said Captain […]

Column:Keeping the chess club off drugs

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling for mandatory drug testing of public high school students in extracurricular activities is the latest decision in a series of rulings that attacks the Fourth Amendment rights of minors. The ruling is so backwards and counterproductive that one dissenting Supreme Court judge went as far as to call it “perverse,” […]

U-WIRE: SAT to add writing section

(U-WIRE) Hanover, N.H. – College Board trustees voted Thursday to significantly change the SAT with the goal of allowing the test to better measure in-class learning, though officials at Dartmouth College and elsewhere said the alterations would likely hurt as much as help. The revisions call for the addition of an essay question, a more […]

NYCD: Trying on the shoes of Carrie Bradshaw

New York City Saturday, June 15 2:30 p.m. Happy I chose to wear my New Balance sneakers and not a pair of $1,000 Manolo Blahnik heels, my roommate and I ran past the Plaza Hotel to the Skyliner bus idling in front of the Pulitzer Fountain on Fifth Avenue. Nicole and I joined our friends […]

A journey from sunset to sunrise

A year after she returned from her study abroad trip to Como, Italy, graduate student Amy Quan received a letter telling her a friend committed suicide. Her host family’s only daughter took her own life by throwing herself from the five-story apartment building where they lived. Quan recalled the girl showing signs of depression, but […]

Take me out to the . . . golf course?

With all the sporting events going on near my hometown on Long Island last month, there was a day when I spent the morning watching golf at the U.S. Open and then caught an afternoon game at Yankee Stadium. While I spent the entire day watching sports, the afternoon outing was hardly an extension of […]

Summer sports D.C. style

I was crossing the street last week, carrying on in my normal after-work routine. Whining to myself about the 100-degree heat, applying my lip-gloss and digging through my bag for my cell phone, sunglasses and Walkman. But my routine was interrupted halfway across the crosswalk when I came face to face with a thirty-something-year-old woman […]

Colonial Women sticking with team

Head coach Joe McKeown and his scouts are heading cross country to scout talent this weekend, but their thoughts are for the 2003-04 season, not the coming year. McKeown said with such a young team already, five rising sophomores and six rising juniors, he is concentrating on developing the young talent he already has rather […]