October 10, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 21

Stories from the October 10, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Op-Ed: Who decides for you?

With the recent anniversary of September 11, our eyes have been turned to the things that we hold dear about our nation – especially the health of our democracy. Yet, if November’s election is like those in the past, too few of us who are eligible to vote – perhaps 45 percent – actually will. […]

Voting system to receive upgrade

Posted 8:37 p.m. Oct 10 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Lawmakers approved legislation granting $3.9 billion to states to improve and upgrade current voting systems last week. The election overhaul bill, H.R. 3295 would help states replace punch-card voting systems, improve voter registration methods and make polling booth accessible to the disabled. The […]

Madness to focus on spirit

Back by popular demand, Village People impersonator “Christopher,” the popular one-man-act from last year’s show, will highlight the outside acts at this year’s Midnight Madness. The show, dubbed “Extreme Madness,” will be the men’s and women’s first informal basketball practices of the season. GW Spirit Chair and event planner Nicole Macchione said this year’s event, […]

Web Extra:Three Colonials garner A-10 honors

After his first place finish at the Temple Owl Invitational Sunday, freshman golfer Andrew Gallo was one of three Colonials to take home Atlantic 10 awards last week. Gallo was named A-10 Performer of the Week for all sports and was also named Rookie of the Week for men’s golf. After finishing the 36-hole tournament […]

Letter: Responsible activism

Activists have a responsibility to be well-informed about the facts and nuances surrounding a chosen cause or action. Likewise, it is the responsibility of individuals, who add their signature to a document, to be informed of what that signature supports. The petition being signed in front of the Marvin Center last Monday (“Uneducated petitioning,” Oct. […]

Letter: Identifying the anti-capitalist

In her editorial, “Too quick to criticize stance of press at protest,” (Oct. 7, p. 5), Leanne Lee says it’s unfair to claim that the protesters at the recent IMF/World Bank meetings were “anti-capitalist” or suffer from “thoughtlessness and a want of reflection” because some of the protesters were environmentalists or opposed the war in […]

Letter: Wrong fight

While I was unable to attend the protests against the upcoming war on Iraq, I feel a need to respond to Matthew Hillson’s (“Protestors miss big picture,” Oct. 3, p.1) call for a crusade against the “politics of whim.” In truth, this fight ought to be placed at his feet, and the feet of those […]

Colonials lose to crosstown rivals

The GW women’s volleyball team lost a non-conference match to cross-town rival Georgetown in three quick games Tuesday night. Head coach Jojit Coronel said while the match was not important in conference standings, a win would have been a nice step after his team’s loss to Temple last Saturday. “We’re at a point in our […]

Deaf player makes loud impact

Imagine yourself as a soccer player on a fast break, not being able to hear your teammates call “man on!” Imagine yourself open in front of the net, not being able to call for the ball. For most athletes this would be inconceivable, but for freshman men’s soccer player Mike Higgins, this is the story […]

Letter: More good Samaritans

I think it would behoove all GW students (particularly women) to read A. Chace Wessling’s thoughtful letter to the editor (“Don’t sit on sidelines,” Oct. 3, p. 5), and then read the Bar Belle column of the same day (“Sign of the Whale,” p. 10). Then read Wessling’s letter again. The juxtaposition – the irony […]