March 13, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 55

Stories from the March 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bush meets with Britain, Spain before U.N. vote

Posted 6:00 p.m. March 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush met with the leaders of Britain and Spain on Sunday to “discuss all final diplomatic options” on “how best to proceed to make it unequivocally clear to Saddam Hussein that there will be serious consequences if he fails to disarm” said Bush […]

Panel attacks media bias

This article is biased. That’s because “there is no such thing as objectivity in news coverage,” said Nathan Guttman, a Washington correspondent for Israel’s Ha’aretz Daily Newspaper, at a forum on media and public diplomacy at the Law School Monday. Guttman explained while journalists can strive for balance and objectivity in their reporting, the nature […]

Operation Iraqi Freedom begins

Posted 6:30 p.m. March 20 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau On Wednesday night, U.S. forces dropped the first bombs on Iraq in a surprise attack on Baghdad, signaling the beginning of the military conflict. Forty Tomahawk missiles were dropped on three strategic targets around Baghdad in an attempt to hit senior members of the […]

Students travel despite warnings

Despite a pending war in Iraq, several GW students planning to head overseas for spring break are carrying through with their travel arrangements. Most students said they plan to visit friends studying abroad in Europe, and that a conflict in Iraq is far enough removed from the region to meet their safety comfort zone. The […]

It takes ovaries, really it does…

An ample black woman raises her eyes to the audience, smiles and breaks into a slow dance. Dressed in multicolored, loose-fitting pants she moves gracefully across the empty chapel floor. About a minute passes, she stops and walks towards the audience. “Well, hello,” she says, “I see you’ve finally come to see me.” She lets […]

2004 hopeful delivers policy address

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) assailed the Bush administration’s domestic policy and spoke about the plight of working-class Americans in a policy address at GW Wednesday. More than 100 students attended the event, held in the Media and Public Affairs building’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Many seats were vacant because of a last-minute time […]

At the Movies: Anyone smell a rat?

Willard by Lauren Spitzer 3 Hatchets Animal lovers beware. The rat pack is back, and we’re not talking Frank Sinatra. This “rat pack” includes a smart and obedient Socrates, along with Big Bad Ben. Ex “X-Files” director Glen Morgan makes his directorial debut in a recreation of the 1971 thriller Willard. This remake adds new […]

PB negoiates with Jurassic 5 for Spring Fling

The Program Board is negotiating with hip-hop group Jurassic 5 to headline this year’s Spring Fling. While PB Executive Chair Brian Gless said he was optimistic the group would perform at GW, he said “anything could still happen.” “They’re ready to come, we just need that signed contract that says they’re coming,” Gless said. While […]

Staff Editorial: A life-long skill

Universities across the country are failing society by producing class after class of “college graduates” that never learned college-level writing skills. College students generally cannot write well, and the fault lies entirely with the universities. GW, finally realizing that English 10 and 11 are merely extensions of high school English courses that many students consider […]

What’s the word? It’s ‘Grease Lightning’ baby!

Few shows have every audience member grinning before the curtain rises. Oh, the power of “Grease.” Playing at the Warner Theatre, the 1972 musical, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and directed by Ray DeMattis, will make you throw a few dance moves into your step during the walk home. On a stage decked […]