February 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 51

Stories from the February 27, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

INTERVIEW: A trail of tears: An interview with the Riddlin’ Kids

Backstage with punk rock outfit The Riddlin’ Kids, I sense something’s missing. No slashed clothes, no spikes, no beer. This is the new face of punk rock: lovelorn bodies packed tightly in T-shirts, legs hidden beneath stonewashed jeans. Love it or hate it, emotionally- driven pop-punk is capturing the hearts of mainstream America. Riding the […]

Staff Editorial: Good info, questionable timing

The recent release of a Student Association report legitimizes the need for reform included in many candidates’ campaign platforms. Earlier this year, The Hatchet reported an investigation of former Student Association Sen. J.P Blackford for his alleged misuse of student funds to buy alcohol for a SA mixer. Witnesses have said that minors consumed alcohol […]

INTERVIEW: Dave Chappelle, on weed

Crashed out on the couch, unmoving, inert. The quiet is calming. You smile, noticing your heart pumping blood up and down your arms in short, quick bursts. Your roommate sits quietly flicking his toenails with focused fascination. “Oh glory days,” you think. Your freshman paranoia has passed. “No CFs are coming in here, and even […]

Tuition increase to address needs

While a handful of students protested the upcoming tuition increase in Kogan Plaza Wednesday, administrators are stressing the academic and student life merits of next year’s budget, which will be announced Friday afternoon. The University will present its budget priorities and expected revenue numbers, including tuition figures, to the Board of Trustees for approval Friday. […]

Venice stinks, Whistler rules

Venice is less perfect than people would like to think, particularly in the summer, when the city is overrun by tourists and unbearably hot. In the afternoons, a putrid stench rises from the canals, a mix of sewage and seaweed. Long lines block the pathways into the main square, Piazza San Marco, as people wait […]

Elections hit climax

The first day of GW’s second-ever online student election went smoothly, election officials said, despite snow and multiple campaign violations. Though some students reported computer problems, Joint Election Committee members said they are pleased with the turnout thus far and said they hope to announce winners Thursday night. Poll watchers said it generally took students […]

At the movies… Slow Death

Cradle 2 the Grave by Lauren Spitzer 1.5 Hatchets Wow, kids, it’s a movie in which martial arts meets hip-hop – again. Director Andrzej Bartkowiak (Exit Wounds) gives another go at the action flick only to find himself tangled in a mess of confusing plot lines and consumed by a hopeless, ludicrous ending. Cradle 2 […]

Daleo implicated in fall scandal

On the eve of the student government elections, the Vice President of Judicial and Legislative Affairs has released a report implicating former Student Association senator J.P. Blackford and incumbent Executive Vice President Eric Daleo. According to the report, authored by VPJLA Justin Oshana, Daleo and Blackford knew student funds were being used to purchase alcohol […]

Forchion’s career-high not enough in men’s basketball overtime loss

The GW men’s basketball team shot 53 percent from the field and saw a career-high 24 point-performance from sophomore Tamal Forchion but fell just short of its first conference road win Wednesday night at St. Bonaventure. The Colonials took the Bonnies into overtime but could not contain Marques Green, who scored 13 of St. Bonaventure’s […]

UPD officer assaulted; Purse snatchers nabbed in Marvin Center

UPD officer assaulted Metropolitan Police arrested a male student after he assaulted a University Police officer in the Aston Saturday night. At 1:30 a.m., UPD officers and EMeRG responded to a call that a male student was lying unconscious in a pool of vomit in a hallway, according to a UPD crime report. While EMeRG […]