October 21, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 24

Stories from the October 21, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports Brief: Swimming and diving teams kick off season

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams started their seasons in impressive fashion Friday at the Potomac Relay Invite. The GW swimmers competed at American, where the women took home first place and the men finished second. The women won handily, winning eight out of nine events and finishing 47 points ahead of […]

Around D.C.

Protestors demonstrate against war in Iraq Organizers said they expect “tens of thousands” of protesters to attend a demonstration Saturday condemning a potential war in Iraq. The event, which will be held simultaneously in Washington and San Francisco, is sponsored by the International Act Now to Stop War and End Racism coalition. “The polls show […]


Freahman Megan Lind enjoys a caramel apple at Oktoberfest. The event also featured German sausages, a pumpkin carving contest and traditional dances and activities in the Marvin Center on Sunday afternoon. The event was scheduled to be held at Kogan Plaza but was moved inside due to the possibility of rain.

Out of Left Field: Pledge your allegiance to a coast

No matter how many reasons Tim Kurkjian, Tony Kornheiser and my colleague Steve Bernard give us to watch the all-California World Series, chances are unless you’re from Orange County, you aren’t too excited. And I don’t blame you. As much as I love baseball, its hard to get excited about something happening 3,000 miles away […]

Staff editorial: Patriotism requires an open mind

Business professor Tom Nagy’s recent trip to Iraq demonstrated his deep belief that the United States should not attack Iraq. Some contend the professor’s trip was unpatriotic and are “sickened” to have such a teacher – who must be filling students with “blatant propaganda” – instruct at GW. Students should not disregard Nagy as simply […]

D.C. sniper strikers again?

Posted 3:09 p.m. Oct. 21 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Law enforcement officials called an unexpected news briefing Sunday night in an effort to reach someone that may have left a note at the site of Saturday night’s shooting of a 37-year-old man suspected of being the twelfth victim of the […]

Volleyball scores back-to-back wins

The GW volleyball team finished off a successful road trip with a 3-2 win over host Fordham Sunday. The win was the Colonials’ second consecutive five-game victory and came on the heels of a 3-2 win at Rhode Island Saturday, giving the Colonials their first back-to-back victories since they beat Dayton and La Salle three […]

Letters: Unexpected cohesion

While walking through campus last Thursday, my friends and I ran into a group rallying through the rain. Unaware of their cause, we decided to join the march, only wishing to add to the fervor of the crowd. Pretty soon it became obvious that we had thrust ourselves into the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at […]

2 arrested in D.C.-area sniper case

Posted 12:14 a.m. Oct. 24 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – John Allen Muhammad, 42, a Gulf War veteran, and his stepson John Lee Malvo, 17, were arrested early Thursday morning. Wednesday, federal authorities issued an arrest warrant for Mohammad, who is wanted for federal weapons charges. Law enforcement officials confirmed that […]

Runners place high at Maryland

The GW women’s cross country team had one of its best races of the season Saturday at the seven-team Maryland Invitational, finishing third behind first-place American and the hosting Terrapins. Junior Darrell Andruski led the men’s team to a fourth-place finish. American’s women runners swept the top three spots as the Eagles racked up 35 […]