March 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 56

Stories from the March 27, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW to reissue housing numbers, eyes luxury apartments in Virginia

As GW closes in on a northern Virginia housing option for next year, students faced major technical difficulties when receiving housing lottery numbers this week. The University plans to allow rising sophomores to reapply for new Intent to Return numbers next week after a programming flaw caused freshmen to only receive the upper portion of […]

GW recommends students take precautions during higher alert

University security officials are advising students to take extra precautions, including informing roommates of their whereabouts and acquiring a battery-powered radio, in light of the federal government’s decision last week to push the national security alert level to orange. A GW security alert distributed to residence halls and posted on the University’s Campus Advisory Web […]

Student filmmaker to debut film at MPA

“Sound. Roll tape, and action,” shouted senior electronic media major Matt Rosen. Working on his third film, the 22-year-old from southern New Jersey watched intently as his cast and crew wrap up taping for his most recent project, Timecopy, two weeks ago. A film about a young copy boy struggling with the dull lifestyle of […]

Justice O’Connor to keynote law school commencement

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will speak at the law school commencement May 25 in the Smith Center. O’Connor is the first female justice to sit on the high court. Law school Dean Michael Young has been in “constant contact” with O’Connor for about a year to speak at the law school sometime […]

INTERVIEW: John Travolta on fighting, flying, and rumors of a ‘Grease 3’

I feel vulnerable, exposed. Blinking, I turn for a moment. My eyes come back around, meeting the same unflinching gaze. It’s friendly, but with an intense, undeniable focus. Maybe it’s the residual hairspray, the memory of “good times” and poodle skirts. Perhaps he’s simply adhering to some secret doctrine of scientology that says you have […]

Beaten, to tears: Glassjaw’s Darryl on the sad state of modern America

Given my previous experiences with guys from Long Island, Darryl Palumbo doesn’t quite fit the bill … well, besides his voice. The lanky 24-year-old Italian has an accent so strong I can’t tell if he’s from Delmar or Bellmore. After a little Long Island geography lesson, I found out it’s Bellmore. Palumbo, the emotive, angry […]

At the Movies: Finally a viable president

Head of State by Lauren Spitzer 3.5 Hatchets In the game of dirty politics, a black man can make history and become president of the United States. Or so he is led to believe. In Head of State, D.C. councilman Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock, Down to Earth) is sought as the perfect presidential candidate. He’s […]

BAR BELLE: Green drinks for drunken nights

McFadden’s Where: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Carded: at the door, very strict Dress: Dressy casual Cover: none The options were running out. Madhatter and Froggy might work when I’m too smashed to stumble out of the 4-RIDE range but they’re getting old. Just when I could stand no more, a new joint opened up on […]

Column: In war, medium is still the message

The military is not the only technologically superior force sweeping through the Iraqi desert surging toward Baghdad. Embedded journalists are almost as potent in the war on terrorism as the smart bomb. The medium, as Marshall McLuhan said, is the message. The way the current war is covered is important. It will essentially write the […]

SA Senate Notes

Student hotline addresses concerns A new SA student help hotline will offer advice to students with concerns about University offices and policies. The hotline, 994-1307, which will be staffed by SA office assistants, will be available during regular SA office hours, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 12 to 6 p.m. and […]