February 6, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 45

Stories from the February 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

INTERVIEW: Just a boy from Texas. An interview with Matthew McConaughey

In his new romantic comedy, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Matthew McConaughey plays a slick, urbane super-hunk entangled in a haven’t-we-seen-these-antics-in-another-(bad) movie-before relationship with co-star Kate Hudson. But don’t mistake McConaughey’s character for his true self: McConaughey is more Texas cowboy than city sophisticate, and more bent on “just livin’” than laboring […]

Hispanics top list of U.S. minorities

Posted 11:30 p.m. Feb. 6 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Hispanics are now the largest minority group in America, according to Census Bureau figures released in late January. The Hispanic population, which reached 37 million in July 2001, has surpassed the country’s African-American population, which remains at 36 million people. With the U.S. population […]

D.C. steps up to the plate

Now the District is batting again, and the count appears to be in its favor. The Montreal Expos are relocating for sure, and D.C. is one of three finalists. The city is close, but can it finally come through? Last week, six District representatives flew to New York to meet with Major League Baseball’s Relocation […]

BREAKING NEWS: Government to raise terror alert level

Posted 11:35 a.m. Feb. 7 by Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief The nation’s terror alert system will be raised to orange this afternoon, the highest threat level in nearly a year, the Associated Press is reporting. The announcement will be made at a 12:30 p.m. news conference with Attorney General John Aschcroft and Homeland […]

Late Xavier spurt keeps GW men from upset

For the fourth time this season, the GW men’s basketball team showed that it has the talent to compete with the top teams in the country. But once again, it lacked the maturity to execute when the game was on the line. Sophomore T.J. Thompson scored his fifth straight point with nine minutes left to […]

Between the lines: Buff ‘n blue balls

Like that girl you meet in a bar who gives you her number but doesn’t return your calls, the Colonials are a tease when it comes to big games against Top 25 teams. They excite you by leading or staying close in the first half, they taunt you further with a second half run, and […]

Around Campus

World Bank seeks interns The World Bank, located at 18th and H streets, is looking for student interns for its summer 2003 season. The organization will accept resumes until Wednesday. Students can drop off hard copies of their resumes at the front desk of the Career Center on the first floor of the Old Main […]

SA Senate Notes

Daleo responds to allegations Executive Vice President Eric Daleo publicly responded at Tuesday’s meeting to recent allegations by Sen. Mark Hershfield (Law) that he inappropriately used Student Association funds to finance the GW Farmer’s Market without Senate approval. Stating he “believe(s) we followed the proper channels” in planning the event, Daleo also noted that he […]

Lisner hosts Spanish flavor, smooth moves, and a whole lot of pretty ladies

“Oh my God, I can see that nun’s underwear!” I remember thinking as the Flamenco dancers fired themselves across the stage, deafening all ears around them with astounding heel-toe impacts upon the floor. Spinning like turbines, they whirled and flipped their dresses, or should I say habits, in every possible direction. No, these were not […]

Greek Briefs

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts annual step show The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host its sixth annual charity step show Saturday night. Step is a combination of African and Africa- American dance. Groups from D.C. and the surrounding area will participate in the show. The competition will start at 7 p.m. in Lisner Auditorium, and […]