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.

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 […]

Letter: Reasonable support

Maryam Syed Sarrafee, in a letter to The Hatchet Oct. 14 (“Selective protection?” p.4), takes issue with a statement that denounces intimidation on college campuses and has been signed by many college and university presidents. My question to her is why does she not support it? Not one rational advocate of the pro-Israel cause approves […]

Column: Latest Ecstasy study misleads public

Recent government-funded research into the effects of Ecstasy applies truth-bending scare tactics that attempt to frighten the public about the “horrors” of the drug instead of using responsible scientific evidence to prove truths. These researchers should be up-front with the facts and the serious problems in their methodology that lead to misleading results. In a […]

Water polo ends eight-game losing streak

The GW men’s water polo team scored 60 goals in four games this weekend to break an eight-game losing streak and finish sixth at the Inter Regional Competition in Grove City, Pa. The Colonials finished the weekend with a 2-2 record, placing them halfway down the field of 12. “We saw a lot of positives, […]

Letter: Upgrade residence hall

The West End is in a perfect location, located on I Street in the middle of campus. You would think that with its prominent location across from Rice Hall, the administration would pay the building a little attention. No such luck! Many residents, including myself, are annoyed with the disordered state of the building. The […]

DCCD music store provides more than mainstream

DCCD 2423 18th St. NW Friday, Oct. 18 5 p.m. There has been a resurgence of rock n’ roll in pop culture. Bands beginning with “the” have been ruling radio and MTV for almost a year now – The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives and The Vines. The garage-rock look of vintage Ts, Chuck […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: MPD cruiser hits student crossing street

Posted 9:23 a.m. Oct. 23-A Metropolitan Police cruiser struck a female GW freshman who was crossing 23rd street near the GW Hillel Tuesday night at about 10:25 p.m. The Hall on Virginia Avenue resident, who was taken to GW Hospital by ambulance, received a slight scratch above her eye and a cut on her leg […]

Letter: Defining Shari’a

Katie Marts of GW’s Amnesty International is wrong in her wording (“Responsible activism,” Oct. 10, p. 4) – it is not Shari’a law that is condemning Amina Lawal to her death, but the patriarchy that is deeply embedded in her society. I wonder if Marts or other well-meaning activists like her even know the meaning […]