February 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 44

Stories from the February 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Let the volunteers decide

The University is undoubtedly torn between its desire to help disadvantaged areas of the District and its obligation to ensure student safety. GW students continue to volunteer in some of the city’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods, despite serious safety concerns, because of their commitment to help underprivileged youth. The Office of Community Service has suspended a […]

Oh the place you’ll go

Picture the ideal spring break. Is it sitting on a white sand beach sipping at an oddly colored drink with a small umbrella? Maybe it’s going crazy with a bunch of scantily clad teens at a Miami hot spot. Perhaps you’re not the beach bum type and would rather spend your time touring Europe’s most […]

GW dubbed black-friendly

GW is one of the top 25 best colleges for black students, according to Black Enterprise magazine, climbing seven spaces from No. 31 in 2001. The January 2003 issue of Black Enterprise ranked the University No. 24 in its third biennial list of the 50 Best Colleges for African Americans. The rankings relied on a […]

A senator’s view of a scandalous SA

It is pretty ironic that as a Student Association senator this semester I am taking a class on political ethics. The irony lies in the fact that this body may be the most corrupt that I have seen during my time at GW. Scandal after scandal has plagued us this year, and it is sadly […]

The Rich Life

Procrastination remains to be a very familiar concept to college students. After four years of experience with procrastination, I feel it my duty to start this semester off by giving a few tips about how to effectively study and avoid it. First off, my qualifications. I should begin right off the bat by mentioning that […]

FDA approves rapid HIV test

Posted 9:12 p.m. Feb. 4 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau President George W. Bush announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a rapid HIV test outside of clinical laboratories, making it possible for the 20-minute test to potentially be allowed in doctor’s offices, clinics and community-based organizations. The […]

Walking backwards

Groups of starry-eyed, sometimes confused and frightened looking high school students wander around the campus with one thought in their heads: How does this person give a tour of GW while walking backwards and not run into anyone? The students seen around campus leading groups of prospective students are tour guides for the Student Tour […]

Staying true to the red white and blue

It must have been fate that led Congressman Jon Fox to invite a curious young busboy to join him and his staffers for dinner one evening five years ago. It’s a move that Kris Hart, the National Finance Director of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), will always be thankful for as it jumpstarted his […]

U-WIRE UPDATE: Powell calls Iraq evidence ‘deeply troubling’

Posted 12:00 p.m. Feb. 5 by Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief Secretary of State Colin Powell told the United Nations Wednesday morning that the Iraq is continuing its “policy of evasion and deception that goes back 12 years.” In a speech widely anticipated to make the case for war against Iraq, Powell told the […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I met this girl a couple weeks ago who is really smart and has a great personality. But she’s not pretty at all, so I’m wondering is it possible to date someone that you are embarrassed to be with in public? ~Not-so-Hot Girlfriend Chick: This all depends on you and your standards of what […]