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.

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 […]

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 […]