February 20, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 49

Stories from the February 20, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Undermining a just cause

President George W. Bush has committed more than 200,000 troops to the Middle East and more are on the way – GW student-reservists among them. The troops will participate in what now seems to be an inevitable war with Iraq. The United States has issued ultimatums and cannot afford the political damage caused by appeasing […]

Column: Precedent-setting law infringes on rights

A bill was recently introduced in the Georgia State legislature to put new restrictions on smoking. House Bill 175 states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to smoke tobacco in any form in the presence of a child who is in a child passenger restraining system in a passenger automobile, van or pickup […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 2/13 Marvin Center – 6:20 p.m. Case closed A University Police officer witnessed one student pushing another. Referred to SJS 2/12 Hall on Virginia Avenue – 10:30 p.m. Case closed UPD received a report of an altercation between two students in which one student hit another. Both were identified as GW students. Referred […]

Greek Briefs

Chevy’s to benefit Alpha Phi Omega Dine at Chevy’s Fresh Mex in Pentagon City Thursday night and the restaurant will donate 20 percent of the proceeds to Alpha Phi Omega, GW’s community service fraternity. Alpha Phi Omega will use the funds for upcoming community service projects in the D.C. area. Chevy’s is located in Pentagon […]

SA Senate Notes

Task force to discuss course evaluation system University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he will take action on several of the Senate’s fall resolutions in a letter he wrote last week to SA President Phil Robinson. The two resolutions included one to develop unified University/SA faculty and course evaluation forms and a request to allow […]

Wake up! Get some sleep

Freshman Jonathan Dyer calls himself a “social user,” freshman Shelly Bury says she’s a “regular user.” Getting only a few hours of sleep each night, some students regularly pop caffeine pills so they can stay awake to study. Bury, who started taking caffeine pills last semester, said she is not addicted but takes one every […]

INTERVIEW: Mya, D.C.’s Ghetto Superstar

Gurgled though streams of water, the words echo. They slip slowly with the steam, under the bathroom door and into the hall. Soap circles the sinkhole as the words escape. Eyes clenched, I prepare, ripping down the showerhead with both hands. As the roommates begin to beat the door, begging my silence, I raise my […]

Blizzard sidelines GW athletes

As the East Coast was hit by “the Blizzard of ’03,” some Colonial athletic teams were forced to cancel games while others were stranded at airports mid route back to campus. While the men’s and women’s basketball games were played last weekend, baseball and tennis contests are canceled for the week, leaving these spring sports […]

Around Campus

Muslims celebrate religious awareness Islam Awareness Week kicks off Sunday with a community service event and ends with a prayer service and coffee night Friday, Feb. 28. The service will take place at the Western Presbyterian Church at 24th and G streets at 12:50 p.m. After praying, all are invited to attend the annual coffee […]

Panel debates war, press

Posted 6:10 p.m. Feb. 21 by Elspeth A. Weingarten U-WIRE Washington Bureau The Pentagon is working with news organizations to provide as much information as possible with military action in Iraq on the horizon, panel members said Feb. 14 at an American University forum on media access and government security. Joe Johns, Capitol Hill correspondent […]