March 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 54

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

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 […]

Getting green

Your parents cut you off. Now what? With graduation less than three months away and the job market looking lean, many seniors find themselves stuck wondering how they’ll be able to get by in the real world without that high-paying job they had their eye on when they applied to GW four years ago. They […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I met this really great guy, “John,” who’s incredibly hot and funny, at a party. We talked and danced and traded numbers at the end of the night, but when I told my friends about him, they all said he was a total player. Now I don’t know what to do, because John has […]

Women’s basketball to host A-10 final

SOUTH KINGSTON, R.I. – The GW women’s basketball team has not hosted an Atlantic 10 Tournament final since 1997 and has not won the championship since 1996. The women took care of the first drought already, with a win over Temple Saturday. GW (23-6, 15-1 A-10) could rectify the second drought Monday night when it […]

Paying back loans

Many students worry about student loan payments once they graduate. To begin with, these bills will become priority because the government tends to be a less-than- forgiving creditor. When faced with a choice between paying the government and being a little late with another bill, keep in mind that defaulting Uncle Sam will damage a […]

Staff Editorial: Paying for nothing

It is bad enough that the University mandates students to study abroad through affiliated programs to continue receiving tuition charges even while students study in foreign countries. But now, with GW’s new housing policy, some juniors and seniors will pay room and board while they are abroad. According to an administration-produced housing advertisement (see p. […]

Nader, experts discuss troops’ safety

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader urged the Bush administration to take protective health measures for troops sent to the Middle East at the National Press Club Thursday. The news conference included seven other speakers, including Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich), discussed U.S. troops’ inadequate protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical […]

Staff Editorial: Same SA, new year

After all the talk and effort to use this year’s Student Association election as a referendum to “clean up the SA,” the result seems to be a return to the status quo. Students have successfully elected all the major players of this year’s scandals, and The Hatchet is wary of any promises that next year […]