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.

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 […]

Letters to the editor

Cut the crap In the words of Paul Harvey, “the cat is out of the cellophane bag.” Headlining Thursday’s Hatchet was an article about misuse of student body funds by the Student Association (“SA forms reveal possible fund misuse” (Oct. 31, p.1). Well color me a bright shade of who gives a crap. If Sens. […]

GW employee dies in shooting

A Metropolitan Police officer shot and killed GW employee Odetta Emanuel during a botched arrest at the intersection of 49th Place and Blaine Street N.E. at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday night. A plainclothes officer and a murder suspect in the car with Emanuel were also shot and wounded, according to a police statement. The vehicle […]

Around Campus

Student art on exhibit Original works of art from current students are on display in the Lisner auditorium’s Dimock Gallery and Mount Vernon’s MoVe Gallery from Oct. 21 to Nov. 27. The exhibition features ceramics, design, drawing, photography, painting and printmaking. Many works displayed will be available to purchase. The event is free and open […]

Around D.C.: Atheists rally on the Mall

Atheists from around the country gathered on the Mall Saturday for the Godless Americans March on Washington. The purpose of the march was “to give added voice to this diverse community of non-believers,” according to a press release. Although thousands were expected, about 500 people attended the march organized by American Atheists and endorsed by […]

Students help local children trick or treat

A combination of about 30 fairies, ninjas and princesses met at the Hippodrome Saturday morning to take part in Kidsfest, a Halloween-themed event pairing the GW community with local elementary school children. Kidsfest featured a carnival and trick-or-treating through student residence halls. The event was co-sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, Class Council and the […]

Staff editorial: Working for who?

In the Student Association opera-like saga of lies, deceit, theft, blackmail and slimy politicizing – which continues to unfold – it is obvious that several SA leaders are doing a deplorable job of representing students. They are instead engulfed in shameful small-time politics that waste SA time and resources and further portray the ineptitude of […]

Men’s soccer splits home weekend

The GW men’s soccer team rebounded from a three-game losing streak and kept its Atlantic 10 tournament hopes alive with a narrow victory over visiting Rhode Island Sunday. The win salvaged the weekend for the Colonials, who dropped Friday’s home contest with Massachusetts by one goal. The win kept GW (10-8, 6-4 A-10) in the […]

Around the Nation

Mail mix-up hinders James Madison U. student voting (U-WIRE) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – With the general election Tuesday, officials at James Madison University told nearly 150 students they are not eligible to vote. Fred Hilton, director of University Communications at JMU, said because of an administrative error, student registrations from a recent voter drive were postmarked […]