January 16, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 39

Stories from the January 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Draft changes perspective on war

Iraq’s possession of biological and chemical weapons and its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons warrant a swift military response by the United States. Saddam Hussein is an evil megalomaniac who should be stopped at all costs. Although I hold these beliefs, I understand I will not be in the first wave of Marines that fight […]

D.C. Baseball: From Potomacs to Senators

On Sept. 30, 1971, the Washington Senators and New York Yankees played the last professional baseball game in the District of Columbia. Ahead of the Yankees 7-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the stage seemed to be set for a sweet swan song for the local nine. But the “Nats” fans […]

Staff editorial: Draft brings compassion into war debate

“I believe that if those calling for war knew their children were more likely to be required to serve – and to be placed in harm’s way – there would be more caution and a greater willingness to work with the international community in dealing with Iraq.” -Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) in a New York […]

PORN part IV: The Rules of Sex

The multi-billion dollar pornography industry has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade. It is now possible to buy hardcore pornography everywhere from the hustle of a Manhattan newsstand to the solitude of a Holiday Inn in Wichita, Kan. Porn stars have become recognizable personalities – is there anyone under 30 who doesn’t […]

BAR BELLE: That’s right mom, she’s drunk

Mr. Smith’s 3104 M St. Carded: at the door Dress: It’s a G-town bar, I suggest a polo shirt and khakis Cover: Nada The weird thing about being a newly ordained 21-year-old on winter break is that you don’t have to hide the fact that you’re wasted. It’s 3 a.m., you’re drunk, and there’s nothing […]

MOVIES: Its a guy thing, you wouldn’t understand

National Security by Jeff Frost MARTINNNNNNN Lawrence had a neighbor, “Bro Man,” on his self-titled FOX sitcom not so many years ago. Bro Man couldn’t figure out how to use the door, so he came in through the window. My theory: Bro man wasn’t stupid, he’d just read an advance script for National Security and […]

GW, neighbors hit ESIA snag

In a hearing that could further delay GW’s attempt to open the academic portion of the new Elliot School building, Foggy Bottom community members testified against the University before the Zoning Commission Tuesday. The main dispute revolves around a homeless feeding program GW offered the community as part of an amenities package the University was […]

A cappella group gets national recognition

With their staple style of hooded sweatshirts and sneakers, the members of GW’s newest a cappella group, Emocapella, do not take themselves too seriously. But these days, to their surprise, everyone around them seems to. Emocapella has gained national status for their innovative vocals, becoming the first college a cappella group to sing solely “emo” […]

Protests to hit District

Tens of thousands of demonstrators from across the country are expected in the District this week protesting a possible war with Iraq. Organizers said the “National March on Washington,” scheduled for Saturday, will join the anti-war movement with the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King’s birthday is Jan. 15, celebrated as a federal […]

Grad to plead insanity in murder case

A lawyer for Kirk Palmer, a GW graduate accused in the shotgun slaying of an Angolan immigrant in August, is planning an insanity defense against a charge of first-degree murder. Attorneys asked a Boulder, Co., judge on Dec. 30 to order Palmer off his medications so his sanity can be evaluated, the Associated Press reported. […]