January 23, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 41

Stories from the January 23, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

MTV gets ‘real’ in D.C.

Ten months ago, seven unknown strangers dropped their lives to move into a Las Vegas hotel room. Once the faces of anonymity, these twenty-somethings now command the attention of anyone they meet. It’s 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Lulu’s Mardi Gras on M Street. The music’s pumping, drinks are flowing and I’m chilling by […]

Men’s basketball drops fifth straight

A three-pointer by sophomore T.J. Thompson with just over a minute remaining cut Richmond’s lead to two points, but the GW men’s basketball team was unable to get any closer and dropped its fifth straight game to the Spiders 63-57 Tuesday night in Richmond, Va. Senior Chris Monroe led the Colonials (6-9, 0-4 Atlantic 10) […]

Congresswoman visits GW

Only 15 students turned out Thursday afternoon for D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton’s book signing of her biography “Fire in My Soul” at the University Bookstore. Norton, the Democratic representative for the District, spoke to students about her experiences as a child in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. Joan Steinau Lester, the author […]

Women’s recruits ranked 18th in nation

With three seniors, five juniors and no freshman, the GW women’s basketball team’s biggest asset is not its youth. But all that may change next season with the addition of five new recruits including power forward Corrine Turner. Next year’s freshmen, ranked No. 18 in the nation by Blue Star Basketball, will fill the spots […]

GW reduces Martha’s Marathon spots

GW housing officials said this week they are cutting the number of Martha’s Marathon auction picks from 10 to five in a “philosophical decision” to maximize the number of beds for this year’s housing selection. The move angered Residence Hall Association leaders who annually sponsor the 38-year old charity event, which raises thousands of dollars […]

She’s like your granny, if your granny was a man

That’s not a woman. It’s a man, baby! It’s hard to describe the performer who stands at the edge of the National Theater stage. Barry Humphries, who created the role of Dame Edna nearly years ago, may remind you of that overly flamboyant Jewish woman who pinched your cheek at your bar or bat-mitzvah. She […]

AT THE MOVIES: Hot Brazillians, hot jazz, and a tooth fairy from hell

Chicago By Chris Correa 4.5 Hatchets Glittering like a black diamond and pulsing with frenetic tunefulness, Chicago, the cinematic adaptation of the 1976 Broadway musical attempts to raise the roof of multiplexes far and wide and nearly burns a hole through the film it’s printed on. Director Rob Marshall has taken the bones of Walter […]

Around Campus

Students create snack delivery service Three GW students launched www.collegesnacks.com this week, a company that delivers late-night snacks exclusively to other GW students. Delivery will be available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Similar to the now defunct kozmo.com, the site will offer items including Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Otis […]