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.

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 […]

Student support rises in hope of ending struggles

With an influx of young talent and increased University promotional efforts, the GW men’s basketball team’s attendance is up this season after a three-year decline. But despite a 15 percent increase in attendance, the Colonials’ crowds remain among the worst in the Atlantic 10. While the average attendance has increased only slightly over the past […]

Spring rush numbers rise

Though fraternities took classes about half the size of those in the fall, members of most fraternities said they were pleased with rush turnout after an active publicity effort. Most fraternities took between four and 10 pledges compared to an average of about 15 in the fall. “We had a good amount of guys every […]


Trashcan fire forces MPA evacuation A trash can fire at the Media and Public Affairs building Thursday afternoon kept students out of class for about 30 minutes. The fire occurred in a trashcan on the third floor of the building, but the cause was undetermined as of Friday night, said University Police Chief Dolores Stafford. […]

Where is GW’s school spirit?

Duke has the “Cameron Crazies,” College Park has “Garyland” and the University of Kansas has “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk.” What does GW have? Everything but adequate student support, said sophomore Stephen Deacon, the student in charge of basketball promotions for Student and Academic Support Services. “At the bigger state schools, those kids pay $250 to $300 […]