November 14, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 31

Stories from the November 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Local homeless refute stereotypes

Two homeless D.C. residents refuted stereotypes and presented their stories of misfortune and recovery in a candid talk before about a dozen students Monday night. The two Washington residents who spent several years sleeping on the streets spoke about drug addictions and begging for food. The speakers, 55-year-old Frederic Savoy and 46-year-old Renee Lucas, talked […]

GWeekend investigates the misunderstood genre of filth

Staring across the San Fernando Valley from atop Sepulveda Pass, one is confronted with an endless expanse of shopping malls, parking lots and freeways – the staples of suburban American life. This is the valley. It’s the place that gave us Disney, valley girls and Lucille Ball. Nestled within this seemingly innocuous part of the […]

Morella encourages women at MVC

Outgoing Republican Maryland Congresswoman Connie Morella urged females to have pride in themselves and discussed the obstacles she faces in front of almost 100 people Tuesday evening at the Mount Vernon Campus. The occasion was the 85th Mount Vernon College “Founder’s Day,” held annually around the birthday of school founder Elizabeth J. Somers. GW purchased […]

Humor column: W stops by for grilled cheese

Nine p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, I was so engrossed in my baby chemistry notes it slipped my mind that Joe and Jill Q. Uninformed were deciding this country’s future in voting booths across the country. Flipping on CNN Headline News, I drummed my fingers to a salsa beat as I waited for a pressing story […]

Guest column: Saving the next generation

It’s been 54 years since the creation of the state of Israel and last week there was yet another suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. While I condemn any and all violent actions against others, I do not feel we are making a full attempt to get to the heart of the matter that is driving […]

Greek Briefs

Greek Briefs Alpha Phi Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta to discuss relationships The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Mu Beta Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will hold a discussion on African American male/female relationships Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Marvin Center. Clips from popular movies will be shown […]

MPD seizes cocaine in Thurston Hall

Metropolitan Police arrested a Thurston Hall resident Monday afternoon for possession of a “large quantity” of cocaine in their second drug seizure on the GW campus this year. MPD would not disclose the exact quantity seized but reported that the individual will be charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police also seized […]

Muslims, Jews break bread

Jewish and Muslim students said Tuesday’s interfaith iftar dinner should serve as a positive example for cross-cultural relations on campus and throughout the world. The meal, which traditionally ends daily fasts during the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, drew about 300 Muslim students and at least 100 Jewish students, as well as several faculty members, […]

Column: The illusion of Saudi reciprocity

Recently, Saudi Arabia announced it would begin fingerprinting Americans entering their country. I first questioned whether they were suggesting that Americans are a security threat to their country. I learned that earlier this month the State Department began requiring all Saudis entering the U.S. to be fingerprinted. “Our dealings will be reciprocal, we’ll deal with […]

SA report calls for removing Blackford

The Student Association investigative branch has recommended the removal of Sen. J. P. Blackford (G-SEAS) after finding him in violation of multiple SA bylaws. Justin Oshana, vice president of Legislative and Judicial Affairs, distributed a letter Monday reporting the results of an investigation into allegations of SA fund misuse by Blackford. The letter states Blackford […]