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.

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 […]

GW sets housing options

The University is pushing juniors and seniors to campus boundaries and beyond in its attempt to comply with a city zoning ruling requiring 70 percent of undergraduate students to live on campus or outside Foggy Bottom. GW is also in the final stages of purchasing an upperclassman housing option outside Foggy Bottom as far as […]

Softball takes first win of the season

This week was one of firsts for the GW softball team. The Colonials earned their first win of their inaugural season splitting a double header with Coppin State Wednesday at Mount Vernon. The 6-0 victory came in the second game of the match up, with Coppin State taking the first game 1-0. Freshman captain Elana […]

INTERVIEW: A boy named Goo, or rather Robby

The harrowing gaze of Hollywood industry types makes everyone ugly. Facts are fact, man; if you’re not pretty you better rock pretty damn hard. So OK, Robby Takac’s not a stinker, but he doesn’t have Johnny Reznik’s pristine poise, or his wind-swept hair. So why is this guy the coolest Goo Goo Doll? It’s not […]

Gymnasts’ season-high not enough against Terps

The GW gymnastics team scored a season-high 195.475 in their third straight meet against Maryland but could not match the Terrapins’ own season high 196.650. GW Head Coach Margie Foster-Cunningham said she was proud of her girls after the meet and called their high score “critical for regionals,” since regionals are based on season scores […]