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.

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 […]

On the Radar

Sampling the diverse styles of the GW community is not an easy task. Styles and fashions among us span the tastes and looks of our student body. With each article of clothing we choose to put on we project a statement about who we are to the world. All of our past experiences, ethnicities, upbringings […]

Afghan foreign minister speaks at George Washington U.

Posted 8:34 p.m. Oct. 23 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Afghan Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullah Abdullah offered words of hope for the future of his developing country but urged continued international support during an address to students and faculty at The George Washington University Monday afternoon. Abdullah outlined plans for democratic elections, a […]

Letter: Paying $40k for education?

I think that everyone at this school has, at one time or another, uttered “I pay $40,000 a year for this school. Where is this money going?” I had to ask this question again when I was sitting in a computer science class in one of our swanky new Media and Public Affairs classrooms. My […]