February 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 46

Stories from the February 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Don’t stop the madness

University officials are considering ending a tradition. The decision to nix Midnight Madness should be weighed seriously, as students do not always take kindly to ending traditions. Officials agree with prior Hatchet editorials that sideshows at the annual event overshadow its supposed focus on basketball. But the proposal to replace it with a low-key, basketball-orientated […]

Xavier spoils GW’s streak

The GW women’s basketball team’s 11-game winning streak ended in dramatic fashion as host Xavier came out on the winning end of a quadruple overtime battle in front of 2,136 Sunday at the Cintas Center. With the loss, the Colonial women (15-6, 9-1 A-10) sacrificed their place as the only undefeated team in the Atlantic […]

Op Ed:Tardy professors hurt the bottom line

There is an underlying conversation that is permeating the GW community. I have heard it in the halls, before class, in the freezing cold on the D.C. streets and even one night at a Capitals game. “Mine was 10 minutes late,” “mine did not start until five minutes before we left,” “mine just told me […]

Steppin It Up

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity from GW, American and Catholic Universities perform in Saturday’s step show at Lisner Auditorium. Click here for story

Letters to the Editor

Weed not the problem Alex Kingsbury’s op-ed on Thursday (“Fear and Smoking in America,” p. 4) about the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy ads that show the “extreme dangers” of smoking marijuana. Adding to this sentiment, this week the so-called “Guru of Ganja” Ed Rosenthal was found guilty and will be sentenced […]

Kvancz plans to end Madness

The GW Athletic Department is changing the structure of its preseason basketball kickoff and is leaning toward canceling Midnight Madness. Though no plans have been finalized, Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said he would like to replace the hoopla of past celebrations with a more basketball-related event. Midnight Madness is a decade-old tradition at GW celebrating […]

Future employment in your hands

The economy is not looking too great right now. Sadly, there is no proof that upon your graduation it will look much better, either. Maybe a clearer outlook on the international scene will better define what is to come. Maybe the president’s tax reform will stimulate consumer spending and create new jobs. Nevertheless, “maybe” is […]

Provisions on par with competition

Santes Frazier sits in his narrow office in the back of Provisions. It’s so small that he has to move his bike just to open the door. But Frazier’s not complaining. As director of Food Services, one of his jobs is to listen to complaints, and prices are at the top of the list. “A […]

Relationship of mutual benefits

While some may question the prudence of America’s relationship with Israel and wonder whether the benefits are one-way, there are many advantages from the relationship that are overlooked even in everyday life. Israel repeatedly shows that the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is one of mutual enrichment. There are several examples within the past […]

Reviewing the options

Sex. It’s everywhere – on television, in GW residence halls and on most college students’ minds. Yet, the average 20-year-old is thinking not about parenthood, but rather how to prevent parenthood. Over the years, various methods of birth control have made this task easier for college coeds and can be obtained by a physician, Student […]