September 30, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 18

Stories from the September 30, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

INTERVIEW: Sexy Rock and Rolling with OK GO

Interrogation style. It feels more like I’m the one being questioned. A splitting blue-yellow light radiates, across my eyes as I feel across the table, grasping for a hand. So this is the world of a rock star. Sure there’s sex drugs, and all that; but there’s also people watching you all day, every day. […]

Turnout Lower for Second Day of Protests

Posted 2:47 p.m. Sept. 30 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Police packed the streets of Washington, D.C., for the second day in a row, waiting for thousands of expected protesters who failed to appear. D.C. Metropolitan Police had prepared to do battle with up to 20,000 protesters on the second day […]

Feeling artsy? Pierre Bonnard’s the man

Years ago Duncan Phillips, original proprietor of the Phillips Collection described Pierre Bonnard as the “true descendent of the sensuous Renoir, but more sophisticated, less robust and normal.” These idolatrous words, while thematically in keeping with both artists’ styles, make too broad an assertion, selling short one painter and discounting his impression on the medium. […]

GW community works to enhance campus safety

“Be alert. Walk with confidence and purpose. Be aware of your surroundings – know who’s out there and what’s going on. Trust your instincts – if a situation or place makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, leave.” These tips are just a few suggestions of ways to avoid becoming a crime victim from the Metropolitan […]

Photographers abused and arrested

Police Academy, SW Saturday, Sept. 27 1:13 p.m. They removed my handcuffs. My hands are free to slip the laces back into my shoes. I grab my wallet out of the clear police evidence bag and stick it into my back pocket. I just spent 26 hours in police custody, handcuffed – just for doing […]

She’s got rhythm, she’s got music

*Beep* “Hi, my name is Myrna, and I have money for you. I know you want to buy Middle C Music, I’m interested too. Call me.” A few hours earlier, GW classical guitar professor Myrna Sislen had been working out in Tenleytown, part of her daily routine. She ran into a fellow musician on her […]

Staff editorial: MPD arrests limit freedom

Using protesters’ threats to shut down the city as justification, the Metropolitan Police Department used questionable tactics and reasoning in arresting nearly 650 protesters, onlookers and reporters near Freedom Plaza on Friday. While MPD can be credited for a relatively peaceful protest, a smooth IMF/World Bank meeting and keeping D.C. open despite protester threats, officers’ […]

Letter: Is UPD big brother?

As one of the first residents in the new Elliot School of International Affairs building (1957 E St.), I was thrilled to be spending my senior year in what is now claimed as the best dorm on campus. I was impressed with the accommodations when I moved in, despite the fact I was forced to […]

Letter: Defending Jimmy

“All I want is a big headliner,” complains Ahmadu Garba in his letter to the editor “Eat Something Else” (Sept. 23, p.4). Let’s clear something up. Jimmy Eat World’s platinum self-titled album has been in the Billboard’s top 100 for the last 51 weeks (52 weeks is a year). Their Pollstar performance index is higher […]

Arrests mark protests

Metropolitan Police arrested at least 654 people including at least 10 GW students in a weekend which saw heavy police presence and fewer demonstrators than expected for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings. Protesters, who planned to shut down the city, supported issues like debt relief for Third World countries, global justice and […]