October 24, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 25

Stories from the October 24, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

This week at the movies…

Ghost Ship by Matt Windman The poster for the new film Ghost Ship features a large skull rising out of a cruise liner. It was probably designed to scare pre-adolescent children (it desperately screams “I’m scary! Come see me!”). To anyone who’s actually made it through puberty though, it comes across as a tad ridiculous. […]

J-Street workers strike deal

Unionized food workers voted to approve a three-year contract with food service provider Aramark Wednesday, after about five months of negotiations. Aramark responded to most of the workers’ demands concerning higher wages, better health care benefits and more efficient grievance procedures in the new contract, union representatives said. All but one of the 80 unionized […]

INTERVIEW: ‘Passions’ Superstars Chad and Eve

It’s 2 p.m. on a weekday. Where are you? Your seat in Econ. 11 has been vacant all semester. Why? Because “Passions” is on, and you just have to know what is going to happen today to the denizens of Harmony. It’s your dirty little secret. “Passions” is a soap opera for the 21st century. […]

Op-Ed: Our nation’s challenges, young voters’ mission

In 1968, I sat in a car with three friends and drove for hours to hear Robert Kennedy speak. We had no air conditioning, our quarters were cramped and we were running late, with no time to get out and stretch our legs. On the drive back, not one of us doubted that the trip […]

Afghan foreign minister speaks at GW

Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah spoke about the future of Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. war on terrorism in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday, calling fundamentalism a “threat to normal life.” The Elliott School of International Affairs and the GW Law School sponsored the speech, held in front of the packed auditorium in […]

That’s right Ashcroft, They’re Naked

Mark Twain’s words couldn’t be more pertinent when discussing art and its preeminent detractors. “Out of Context – A View from the Hill” is the transfixing new art exhibit on display in D.C.’s Zenith Gallery. Artists Raymond Wiger and David Morgan present a tonal ultimatum to the United States Senate, offering pieces directly responding to […]

Humor column: I guess today was a good day

It began as a typical enough Tuesday night. I had been up 38 straight hours studying for the day’s exams and was enjoying a soothing World Series baseball game made even better than usual by the lack of sleep, which was causing me to hallucinate that the Red Sox and Giants were battling it out […]

Sniper suspects in custody, police say

Posted 2:36 p.m. Oct. 25 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Police believe they have caught two men responsible for the Washington, D.C. area sniper attacks that have terrorized residents for the past three weeks and drawn national and international attention. The suspects are John Allen Muhammad, 41, a Persian Gulf War Army veteran […]

BAR BELLE: ‘I Swear I’m not Married’

Front Page 1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW Getting in: Carded at the door Dress: Business casual to barely care Cover: None “So what time do you want to go out? Eleven, 11:30?” I asked, making Thursday plans. “I have to be in bed by 12. Let’s go at eight.” That’s the demand of my friend […]

Op-Ed: Do not equate Iraq with the war on terror

The recent car bombing on the Indonesian Resort Island of Bali demonstrates why we should be worrying about the “war on terror” and not Iraq. With regards to Iraq, what has changed in the past five years? Nothing, Hussein still tries to develop weapons of mass destruction. He still brutally oppresses his people and he […]