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.

Spirit program riles crowd with giveaways

If you’ve been to a GW basketball game at the Smith Center anytime over the past four months, you’ve probably noticed fans clad in matching white T-shirts and shiny yellow construction hats. If you’ve stuck around for any length of time, you’ve seen cheerleaders delivering free pizza to the crowd and students shooting half court […]

Is romance dead?

“Romance is not dead. It varies from home to home – it has a lot to do with your parents and what you grew up with. I think it’s hard to find chemistry in a GW environment, I don’t think there’s much time for sparks to fly, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead.” -Benjamin Cole […]

TAs discuss unionization

Adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants are discussing possible unionization plans despite strong objection from the University. Plans for unionization with the United Auto Workers to increase bargaining power have received mixed reaction from TAs. Unionization efforts by graduate teachers and adjunct professors have been sporadic for more than two years, University officials said. According […]

The art of dating

When a young man wants to show a special lady how much he cares for her, he gives her his pin. Maybe he gives her his letter jacket after the sock-hop to show her that he wants to go steady. If he’s lucky, they might neck in his backseat atop Lookout Point. Yeah, back in […]

University 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 […]

When the clock strikes midnight

Midnight Madness was a good idea in theory. Then again, so was communism. The reality of Midnight Madness was too many mediocre halftime show-type entertainers placed back-to-back-to-back and not enough of our basketball teams. As a result, the athletic department is considering abandoning Midnight Madness for something different. Something a little more tranquil. The new […]

The Rich Life

Disclaimer: This month’s column is directed to my fellow cynical singles, so if you’re in a happy relationship, it’s best to skip this one. I don’t want to leave anyone out of my little rants, so here’s one word of advice for the couples – do something more original than ice skating at the sculpture […]

White House sends budget to Congress

Posted 10:42 a.m. Feb. 11 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last week, President Bush announced his $2.23 trillion budget to Congress and the American people. The Administration’s plans call for a tax cut costing nearly $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years and slows domestic spending considerably. The tax cut proposal comes in addition […]

Battle of the Sexes

Advice on life, love and relationships E-mail dilemmas to advice@gwhatchet.com Q: I’ve been dating these two girls casually for a while, and now I don’t know what to do about Valentine’s Day. I know both of them expect me to take them out, but because that isn’t really possible, what do I do? ~A Guy […]