December 9, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 36

Stories from the December 9, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Battle of the sexes

Q: The weekend before Thanksgiving I got completely trashed and revealed something really personal about one of my best friends. “Sarah’s” secret spread around, and now she’s furious at whoever slipped. She has no idea it was me, and instead thinks it’s another friend of ours. I feel so guilty, but I’m terrified if I […]

Hospitalization numbers up

More students have been hospitalized for alcohol-related incidents through November than the entire 2001-2002 academic year. University officials are calling the increase a positive sign, noting that more students are willing to call University Police for intoxicated friends. Forty-four students were hospitalized by the end of November, while a total of 43 students went to […]

Vexed in the City

Recently I had the good fortune along with several hundred of my schoolmates to spend several hours of the night wandering the streets in search of a warm grate to sleep on, or a cardboard box to snuggle up in. No, we were not on crack, chillin’ with our homeless homies, and GW did not […]

Israeli bill passes

A controversial piece of legislation pledging the Student Association’s support for the U.S.-Israel relationship has stirred controversy within SA branches and among students on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Senate passed the bill by a narrow margin Tuesday and SA President Phil Robinson is currently deciding whether to approve or veto the resolution […]

Holiday Gift Guide

‘Twas the holiday season and all through Foggy Bottom, not a creature was stirring, it was the end of autumn. Stockings were hung by chimneys with care, from Long Island to Jersey, Los Angeles and Bel Air. Students were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of iPods danced in their heads. Well ladies […]

Men lose cross-town battle to American University

Even with sophomore T.J. Thompson’s career-high 26 points and nine assists, the GW men’s basketball team fell to cross-town rival American University Thursday, 81-75 for the team’s second loss in three games. The loss is the Colonials’ first against the Eagles (5-6) in ten games between the two D.C. squads. American’s last victory over GW […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: University names last three groups for townhouses

Posted 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22-University officials announced the last three Greek-letter organizations to get spots in Townhouse Row Wednesday. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Alpha Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities each signed 9-month leases for 24-member houses, set to open next fall. Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma and Sigma Kappa sororities and […]

A trip to a Southwest kitchen

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE (202) 898-0051 Attire: Casual Reservations: necessary Price: Moderate Rating: 4 Hatchets Perfect for a pre-movie supper or great to grab a meal after riding the rails, Thunder Grill’s Southwestern style and Union Station location will win over your palate with its tasty twist on ordinary foods. Sadly, the salsa and chips […]

Winter vacation is anything but a break for athletes

For most students, winter vacation means a break from schoolwork, an opportunity to go home and catch up on a semester’s worth of sleep and a chance to spend time with family and friends. But not for winter athletic teams. For them, winter vacation means the work is only beginning. To players on the men’s […]