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.

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 […]

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 […]