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.

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 […]

Around Campus

SJT travels to Asia, awards President’s medal University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg awarded the GW President’s Medal to Chiang Chen, chairman of the Chen Hsong Group and donor and founder of the Chiang Industrial Charity Foundation. Trachtenberg presented the award to Chen at a ceremony in Hong Kong last week. On a business trip to […]

Greek Briefs

Lambda Chi ALpha holds Watermelon Fest The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will host the main event for its fourth annual Watermelon Fest Sunday, an Olympic-style competition among seven sororities. The event is a week-long competition that also includes a lip-synch contest and food drive. Sunday’s event will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. on […]

Crime Log

Arson/Malicious Burning 3/20 Marvin Center – 11:30 a.m. Open Case Upon entering the ground floor bathroom, a UPD officer noticed that the contents of a garbage can were on fire. The fire was extinguished, and the D.C. Fire Department was called to search the building for additional fires. A fire was also extinguished in a […]

Letters to the Editor

Time for unity I watched on TV, along with millions of other fellow Americans, as President George W. Bush indicated we were going to war. Regardless of how much I expected this to happen, I found myself feeling anger toward the Bush administration. Many feel he is finishing what his father started and had long […]