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.

Survivors look to curb domestic violence

Recent GW graduate Melisa Pardes knows all about domestic abuse. When she was 12, her 17-year-old boyfriend raped her. Pardes also grew up with emotionally and physically abusive parents. Afraid to tell anyone about her rape, Pardes kept her problems to herself. With nowhere to turn for help, she plunged into alcohol and drug use […]

Students robbed at gunpoint

Two GW students were robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning as they were returning home from Club Daedalus, a nightclub on Vermont and K streets. Metropolitan Police is investigating the incident. At about 2:30 a.m. at 17th and K streets, an individual approached the two students from behind and threatened them with a gun. The […]

Around Campus

Afghan Foreign Minister to speak on campus Afghanistan’s foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, graduate of the Medical College at Kabul University, will be speaking about the current situation in Afghanistan from 1-2 p.m. in the Media and Public Affairs building Monday. The event, sponsored by the Law School and the Elliott School of International Affairs, will […]

Credit cards create student debt

Senior Billie Jo Backert applied for her first credit card during her sophomore year. “I’d been thinking about getting a credit card, and one day there was this guy roaming around J Street, soliciting students,” Backert said. “I filled out an application, he gave me a T-shirt and in a few weeks I got my […]

Protein supplements pose health risks

While a recent study showed that 42 percent of college students have used dietary supplements, most experts said supplements’ health risks outweigh perceived benefits. The University of North Florida, which conducted the study, surveyed 1,000 college students. Respondents said they were looking to increase energy, relieve stress and promote weight loss by taking supplements. Creatine, […]

Buildings lack Internet access

Despite student complaints, officials said they have no immediate plans to install high-speed Internet access in the West End or Pennsylvania House. Students living in the two residence halls are the only on-campus residents without Ethernet or cable modems. Although students were informed about the residence halls’ lack of high-speed access, Resnet has already received […]

Around the Nation

More students petition Boston U. chancellor (U-WIRE) BOSTON- Nearly two weeks after five Boston law students sent a petition protesting Chancellor John Silber’s order to disband the Boston University Academy Gay-Straight Alliance, a group of 368 students from the College of Fine Arts also petitioned. Three CFA freshmen, Lee Evans, Ava Eisenson and Therese Barbato, […]

Students clean up neighborhood

More than 150 GW students and at least a dozen area residents spent a brisk Saturday afternoon cleaning up Jamba Juice cups and cigarette butts in the largest ever Foggy Bottom Cleanup. Sponsored by the Student Association and Residence Hall Association, the semiannual event, now in its fourth year, was organized to promote GW-community relations […]

Men’s soccer wins fourth in a row

The GW men’s soccer team swept a four-game home stand with wins over Temple and St. Joseph’s this weekend increasing its winning streak to a season-high four games. Junior goalkeeper Eric Lund recorded his third shutout of the season to remain undefeated in the net in 2002. Lund saved all six of Temple’s shots on […]

Ward off the winter flab: The Hatchet’s Nutrition Guide

Sophomore Kate Williams goes to the gym seven days a week for at least an hour and a half, in addition to playing club volleyball twice a week. “I have always been an athlete and I just have to work out to feel like it’s a normal day,” Williams said. “All of my classes are […]