Posted 8:33 p.m. Sept. 30 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–With a mere 36 days until the mid-term Senate elections, Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) has withdrawn himself from the race in the wake of allegations of ethical wrongdoing-a move that threatens the Democrats slight led over Republicans in the Senate. “I will […]
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.
A Guardian Angel, a self-proclaimed “safety patrol officer,” took an American flag that anarchists were burning Saturday. Protestors wanted the flag back and a small skirmish ensued in Franklin Park during the World Bank protests.
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
*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 […]
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’ […]
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 […]