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.


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 […]

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 […]