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.

SA Candidates begin campaigns

With postering set to begin Friday, Student Association candidates will be unable to campaign in residence halls before next week’s election. Joint Election Committee bylaws do not specify whether candidates can campaign in residence halls. The SA annually allows the Residence Hall Association to pass campaign rules for residence halls, which are reviewed by the […]

Al Queda tape prompts terror alert

Posted 6:15 p.m. Feb. 21 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau Osama bin Laden called upon all Muslims to fight against a U.S. led attack on Iraq, in a 16-minute address broadcast on the Al-Jazeera television network Feb 11. A second audiotape surfaced later in the week, in which a voice purported to be that […]

University shovels out

GW resumed classes Wednesday as University officials continued to clear snow and bring back student services after D.C.’s largest snowstorm since 1996. Several universities around the District, including Georgetown and American, also re-opened, but all D.C. public schools remained closed. GW’s facilities operations crews will shovel and plow snow for the next two or three […]

Threat level raises concern

<Posted 6:20 p.m. Feb. 21 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Americans prepared themselves for the threat of another terrorist attack last week, stocking up on essentials and outfitting their homes with duct tape and plastic sheeting to protect against chemical and biological weapons. The heightened preparedness came as a result of the nation’s Homeland […]

Men’s basketball road struggles continue

The GW men’s basketball team followed up one of its best defensive performances of the season with one of its worst Wednesday, as the Colonials lost at Duquesne 78-73. The loss kept GW winless on the road in conference play. The game featured a wild finish. With Duquesne leading 75-68 and less than two minutes […]

At the Movies: Everyone’s spacey

Old School by Jeff Frost 3.5 Hatchets Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell drink a lot, yell a lot and look at naked chicks. Just for added kicks, they also hang out with Snoop Dogg. Only in America, folks. It’s raunchy, it’s racy and it’s decidedly Old School. Mitch (Wilson, The Royal Tennenbaums) comes […]

Free money. How you can get $20 back from the music industry

Red-faced, eyes bulging, a finger scrapes the layers of plastic wrap. Maybe that’s where the $18.95 really goes, toward making the music utterly inaccessible under seemingly impenetrable wrapping. Stubbed fingers and empty wallets. The consumer has had enough. It’s time to get back at the music industry. With a mere click of a mouse button, […]

Bar Belle: Girls Gone Wild

Where: 22nd and M streets Dress: no bra Cover: Ladies free, men $10 Carded: by a bouncer and two police officers at the door Belle Rating: 1 bell Just when you thought Lulu’s couldn’t get trashier, Tuesday night’s “Girls Gone Wild” competition took sleazy to a whole new level. The free drink ticket handed to […]

Arts at GW

Comedy Michael Dean Ester – Comedian Michael Dean Ester, as seen on “Talk Soup” and the film Senseless, will share his humor at the Mount Vernon Pub and Grill Thursday. The free show will begin at 9 p.m. Exhibitions Africa and Beyond: A Journey through Black History – The Caribbean Student Association will host a […]

Letters to the Editor

Keep it clean Last year, after Phil Robinson won the Student Association presidential race, something really appalling took place. After the election results were announced, some members of the campaign team that lost became very violent and started destroying property in the Marvin Center. For fear of what could happen to Robinson after witnessing how […]