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.

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 […]

Fertitta, Milsom lead baseball in 10-1 win

Seven different Colonial pitchers held local rival James Madison University scoreless for eight innings en route to a 10-1 victory in Newport News, Va. Tuesday. The dominant win was a confidence booster for the GW baseball team, which heads to No. 1 (Baseball America) Georgia Tech this weekend. “JMU is a perennial top 30 team […]

Mann wins all around in GW’s first home win

The GW gymnastics team posted its second-highest score of the season to beat local rival James Madison University 193.925-191.100 Wednesday night at the Smith Center. The score was the gymnasts’ second-straight high score, brining them one step closer to qualifying for regionals. Last week the team beat West Virginia University for the first time in […]

Column: Campaigns void of real issues

I stood outside the Marvin Center Friday night, watching the spectacle that is the kickoff to the Student Association elections. More than a hundred students hurriedly plastered the walls with posters while passers-by looked on in confusion. The event epitomized student politics at GW; the politicos (candidates and their friends) were so consumed with the […]

Bush outlines plan for post-Saddam Iraq

Posted 2:15p.m. Feb. 27 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush set out his vision of a “liberated Iraq” in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday night, saying that bringing about a postwar nation without Saddam Hussein would bring hope to the people of the Middle East region and set the […]