March 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 54

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

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 […]

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 […]