January 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 42

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

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 […]

The weather outside is frightful…

The Sculpture Gardens Ice Skating Rink Jan. 11, 2003 8:55 p.m. Memory can be a deceiving thing. Though I haven’t been ice skating in years, when my friends suggested hitting the rink at the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art, I was instantly transported to a time when I used to whisk gracefully […]

Students celebrate freedom of choice

Attempting to get its message of pregnancy prevention and education out on the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, GW Voices for Choices held a party in the Hippodrome Thursday. About 100 students attended the celebration of abortion legalization at a time when some students said the decision is close to being overturned. […]

Food for thought

Freezing temperatures, snow squalls and ice are all reminders that winter is in full swing. After walking around in the cold all day, the last thing one wants is to go back out at night in even colder temperatures to find dinner at J Street. Stews are great wintertime dinners. They are very thick soups […]

Around Campus

New Hall rooms flood Water from a broken pipe flooded most of the New Hall first floor Saturday night, sending students scrambling to rescue soggy belongings and shower elsewhere before going out for the evening. University officials said a ruptured water pipe, which was poorly insulated against the recent cold weather, burst and caused the […]

Staff editorial: WhatMail?

Nearly 6.5 million e-mails are processed each month through Webmail and about one in six e-mails contain a virus. This massive load of messages and corrupt files obviously creates havoc on GW’s only e-mail server, as Webmail went down Friday afternoon for at least 48 hours – leaving students cut off from their usual information […]

Around D.C.

Police bust teens in LSD case Virginia police arrested one teenager and charged and released two others in connection with an LSD bust Friday. Authorities in Bristow, Va. told WJLA that two boys, ages 13 and 14, and one girl, 13, were charged with possession after police found LSD on squares of paper. WJLA reported […]