March 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 54

Stories from the March 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

High schoolers view college life

About 50 eighth and ninth graders from D.C. public schools spent the day at GW Friday learning what it means to be a college student. The day’s events, sponsored by the GW group Planning for College Success, included an introductory session in the Hippodrome, discussions about the pre-teens’ concerns about attending college and a Liquid […]

The Buzz: Joining the Chain Gangs

As your car inches ahead the monotony becomes unbearable. You’ve moved only a few feet since starting the engine. Hunched over the steering wheel, your legs fall asleep. Perhaps you can still see your house from where you sit. And, of course, just as you enter the lane that seems to be moving the fastest, […]

UVA dean offers tips on becoming a doctor

The University of Virginia’s Medical School assistant dean spoke to a group of 20 students Friday afternoon about the benefits of pursuing a career in the field of medicine. Hosted by the Minority Association of pre-health students and the American Medical Students association, Moses Woode’s lecture focused on the “keys to the M.D. promised land.” […]

Hatchet elects new editor

Hatchet Editor in Chief-elect Mosheh Oinounou said he hopes to strengthen student trust of the newspaper, gain more reader feedback and continue The Hatchet’s role as a watchdog over the administration and student groups next year. The Hatchet editorial staff elected Oinounou, a junior from Prairie View, Ill., Sunday. He will assume his new position […]

Stuck in D.C. for Spring

Spring break is a vacation no matter where it’s spent, whether it is tanning on the whites and beaches of Jamaica or walking down the concrete streets of the city. So instead of whining about being stuck in D.C., venture out beyond Foggy Bottom and enjoy the break from classes. Here’s how to make the […]

Building bridges

Nicholas Lakas, 82, remembers helping a GW undergraduate student two years ago. The student was interested in the Foreign Service and asked the alumni association that Lakas, a former career Foreign Service Officer, mentor him. “I offered him career advice and information that would help him reach his goal,” Lakas said. Lakas gave the student […]

Hart wins SA election

Sophomore Kris Hart edged out junior Steve Sobel by 91 votes to win the Student Association presidency in a runoff Thursday. Sobel said he is considering whether to file a complaint with Student Court this week regarding what he calls “shady politics” surrounding medical student voting. Hart took 53 percent of 2,021 student votes to […]

Gettin’ some (food) at the social Safeway

The “Social” Safeway 1850 Wisconsin Ave., NW Friday, March 7, 2003 3:05 p.m. Every weekend it’s the same. I put on some tight pants, mascara, tall boots and head out to a bar. Standing in a cloud of smoke on a beer-soaked floor, I make dull conversation with guys of varied blood alcohol levels. It’s […]

Joe Rock Star

After watching the success Evan Marriott had on “Joe Millionaire,” I decided it would be fun to try to create my own reality show. And even though I didn’t have the resources to re-create anything close to the $50 million yarn Fox spun on national TV, I do know how to lie. So I thought, […]

Student reserves called to duty overseas

Army reservist and law student Rich Murphy knew it would not be long before he would be activated for duty, but he never thought the call would come only one month after completing his basic training. Murphy, former editor in chief of The Hatchet, is one of many student reservists across the country who have […]