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.

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 […]

Column – Inside our pages: Respect the student press

By 10 a.m. Friday everything at Franklin Square had quieted down. Bike messengers on walkie-talkies and pigeons slowly filtered back into the area around 14th and I streets. Police in black chest pads and helmet-visors flipped back drank bottled water and munched breakfast bars on the sidewalks. A dreadlocked protester was lecturing a reporter furiously […]

Volleyball splits conference road trip

The good thing about opening up conference play in Ohio is getting games against conference powerhouses Xavier and Dayton out of the way. The bad thing is having to play Xavier (10-5, 1-0 A-10) and Dayton (12-4, 1-1 A-10). But the GW volleyball team (10-5, 1-0 A-10) met the challenge, splitting its road trip with […]

On the streets: A protester’s story

Fordham junior Sarah Jensen has permanent marker all over her left arm. Written in thick black ink is a ten-digit number. It takes up almost her entire forearm. “This is the legal number,” she says at about 9 a.m., heading toward Freedom Plaza. “If we get arrested we call this number. Because when you are […]

Men head into conference play with loss

The GW men’s soccer team lost 4-0 to Towson Thursday, a disappointing end to the Colonials’ non-conference schedule. The Colonials matched the Tigers for most of the game but were buried by three second-half Towson goals. The Colonials (4-4) had just regained their confidence after a convincing win over Radford last Sunday, but became the […]

Women shut out in A-10 opener

The GW women’s soccer team lost its conference opener to host Richmond Saturday in a 3-0 shutout at First Market Stadium. The Colonials were out-shot 25-7 by the Spiders and leading scorer Kim Warner was held to one shot. Richmond (4-2-1, 1-0 Atlantic 10) was a tough opponent for the Colonials’ first A-10 match, as […]

Sports Brief: Women’s basketball releases 2002-03 Schedule

The GW women’s basketball team will have an opportunity this winter for revenge on the Lady Vols of Tennessee, one of the five 2002 NCAA tournament teams the Colonials will face during the upcoming season. The then-second-ranked Tennessee routed the Colonials at the Smith Center last November. This year the Colonials will travel to Knoxville […]

Runners place high at home invite

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams recorded strong finishes at the annual GW Invitational Saturday, a race that featured some of the nation’s top teams. The women placed fourth overall and the men sixth on a sunny morning at Bull Run Park in Centreville, Va. No. 2 Georgetown placed first overall in the […]