November 4, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 28

Stories from the November 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Consumers leery of economy, recession possible

Posted 2:32 p.m. Nov. 4 by Carolyn Polinksy U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Consumer confidence numbers fell sharply in October, giving way to fears of a poor turn-out for the holiday shopping season and a future recession. The index measuring how Americans feel about the state of the economy dropped 14.3 points, from 93.7 to 79.4, […]

Crews settle for second

The GW men’s and women’s crew teams were favorites to win their respective Championship Eight races at Saturday’s Head of the Occoquan in Lorton, Va., but both teams had to settle for second-place finishes. The Colonial women finished less than 20 seconds behind winner U.S. Military Academy while the Pennsylvania Athletic Club ousted the men. […]

No longer ‘Singled Out’

Surrounded by 50 screaming women, a Playboy bunny and a former “Baywatch” babe, any man would feel like he just won the lottery. But not Chris Hardwick. The former co-host of MTV’s dating show “Singled Out” said working with knockouts Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra wasn’t the “college frat guy fantasy of nonstop fantasy and […]

GW hosts new bands

The Lisner Auditorium stage belonged to the performers of the “You Saw it First” fall concert Friday night. Four touring bands, July for Kings, Carbondale, Kill Hannah and Kazzer, all signed to major recording labels, played along with GW band Last Week. Promotion agency International Creative Management uses the “You Saw it First” tour to […]

Battle of the sexes

Q: I moved off campus with these two girls who I used to be friends with. But things have changed now and we don’t get along anymore, and I am really unhappy about it. I’m almost never at the apartment, just so I can avoid them, but I signed a lease. What do I do? […]

On the style radar

Between exams and homework, another problem plagues GW students – the age old question of what to wear. The Hatchet took the same 100 men and 100 women sampled in a previous survey over the course of two days in classrooms, Funger Hall and J Street. We asked the student body a variety of questions […]

WEB EXTRA: GW looks rusty in exhibition loss

The good news is that it was only an exhibition game. The bad news is it was an exhibition of sloppiness for the Colonial Women, who suffered a 69-67 loss to the Hungarian team Zala Volan in front of 341 at the Smith Center Tuesday night. Trailing by two points with nine seconds remaining, the […]

Vexed in the city

Americans are always searching for role models. We are never satisfied with self-assessment, but must constantly base our self-worth on the opinions of outsiders or attempt to emulate the meritorious actions of others. Everyone is guilty of a little mimicry. Freshmen can be seen daily paying homage to Somalian superstars, sporting Aguilerra-esque sunken eye sockets […]

Republicans claim control

Posted 11:58 p.m. Nov. 6 by Rati Bishnoi (U-WIRE) DC BUREAU (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Republicans regained control of the Senate and expanded their majority in the House during this week’s mid-term elections, insuring their party’s control over the White House and Congress. This Tuesday’s historic events place President George W. Bush in a commanding position in terms […]