January 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 42

Stories from the January 27, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

ROTC students speak out

As the possibility of military action in Iraq appears more likely, many Reserve Officer Training Corps students say they are struggling with their own battle on campus – to win the respect of their civilian peers. Some students who participate in ROTC say their civilian classmates misunderstand their motives for joining the military. More than […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Webmail expected by 6 a.m.

Posted 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28- Students should be able to send and receive new e-mail via Webmail by 6 a.m. tomorrow, technology officials said this afternoon. Information Systems and Services technicians expected the e-mail system, which went down on Friday afternoon, to be available as of this evening, but some users’ old e-mail folders […]

Column: Not wise to neglect own backyard

South America, the United States’ “backyard,” has become a festering wound that continues to be neglected by the Bush administration. As the only global superpower, the U.S. cannot afford to have a myopic foreign policy. The prevailing crisis may be in North Korea and Iraq, but if serious attention is not paid to South America, […]

Few surprises in Bush address

Posted 9:22 p.m. Jan. 29 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Before a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening, President Bush in his second State of the Union address made clear that Iraq is a top priority for his administration along with the nation’s ailing economy. “We are asking [our allies] to join us, and […]

Grab a parka and venture into the city

It like it is two degrees outside and the mere thought of walking to class is enough to cause frostbite. One of D.C.’s coldest winters in recent memory has arrived in full force. And while some people might think there is nothing to do this season other than to stay indoors, the District is just […]

Letters to the editor (4)

An opportunity As a former Colonial die-hard who now resides in the basketball-crazy land of the Dayton Flyers, I was appalled that the crowd at the Dayton game (Friday, Jan. 18) was the largest in the Smith Center in almost two years. I am one of you. I know you have commitments, stresses and priorities […]

Facing Reality

Two small boys at the National Museum of American History lean over a railing to touch a piece of steel from the World Trade Center wreckage. One turns to the other and asks, “Is it real?” Many people found themselves asking the same question after the September 11 attacks, when the world suddenly seemed much […]

Fine dining with a helping of homicide

Last Saturday night I witnessed a murder. I just finished my chicken dinner at ZK’s at Santarelli Gardens, when Clara Witherspoon, the restaurant’s newly-hired accountant, stumbled into the dining room. A bloody gash on her forehead glistened as she fell to the floor, still clutching her calculator. But to be honest, she had it coming. […]

Battle of the Sexes

I had the perfect relationship with this guy for awhile – we were crazy about each other and would do anything to make the other happy. So when he asked to borrow money for making spring break plans, I automatically loaned it to him. Then, he dumped me out of the blue a few weeks […]

Staff editorial: RHA misses the point

The Residence Hall Association is allocated thousands of dollars every year to represent the student voice to housing officials regarding on-campus housing. The RHA’s main job is to help the administration determine what residence halls go to what classes. As of last week, however, their projected numbers show there will be 100 extra beds next […]