April 7, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 59

Stories from the April 7, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Getting serious about limiting collateral damage

In response to the recent admission on the part of the United States and British military who confirmed that they have been using cluster bombs in Halla and other neighboring towns in Iraq over the last week, I join with human rights groups to condemn the use of cluster bombs. The International Committee of the […]

After the invasion is the after party

With American troops now amassing on the outskirts of Baghdad, there should be no doubt in anybody’s mind that the Iraqi Baathist regime’s days are numbered. Regardless of whether we support this war or not, we all knew the invasion would be relatively easy. However, winning the peace – that is successfully occupying and rebuilding […]

Restrictive study abroad policies limit possible experiences

Since announcing its new restrictive policies, I have eagerly awaited the study abroad office’s list of “approved” study abroad programs. After seeing The Hatchet’s story and the list, my expectations of total disappointment were more than fulfilled. I graduated in 1991 from the Elliott School of International Affairs, thanks in part to the year abroad […]

Should car bombings be considered war crimes?

Whatever one thinks about the legality of the U.S. invasion in Iraq, it is quite evident from the new coverage of the war that the Iraqi forces are fighting dirty. Their use of schools, hospitals and mosques as ammunition depots and bases of operations and use of human shields constitute clear violations of the international […]

Battle of the sexes

Q:I have been friends this girl for a while now, and I recently realized that I like her. But she is content being friends. I don’t want to do anything to ruin our friendship, but I want to move it to the next level, what do I do? -Unsure Chick: Are you positive she is […]

Bachelorettes and beer

This past Saturday, throngs of women and a handful of hopeful men gathered at the Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant in Ballston, Va. The sounds of brightly painted acrylic nails tapping nervously on crowded tables and high pitched chatting mixed with the scent of perfume and cheap cosmetics created an atmosphere that exuded a sense […]

Dance marathon raises $8,600

About 100 students boogied to the rhythms of dance music Saturday for the third annual GW Dance Marathon. Raising $8,600 for the Children’s Hospital in Northeast D.C., participants danced from noon until midnight in the Hippodrome. Dancers, as well as supporters and children who will benefit from the funds, enjoyed free food, games, karaoke and […]

Media veteran Cokie Roberts speaks at MVC

Interviewing a professional interviewer can be a little intimidating, especially if she is one of the most well known journalists in the country. But Cokie Roberts’ poised yet friendly demeanor put me at ease. Her favorite part of journalism is that is gives her a “license to snoop,” and that is what I like best […]


A high school group marches as part of D.C.’s annual cherry blossom parade down Constitution Avenue Saturday morning. The festival drew smaller numbers due to the war and fewer tourists visiting the city this year.

Music and martinis

Chick-Fil-A? Sushi? Burger King? Sometimes food at J Street just doesn’t cut it. While you may encounter the random singing frat boy at Taco Bell, to get the real deal, you must get off campus. Where do you go for singing and dining? Mimi’s American Bistro. Andy Shallal opened this Dupont Circle restaurant in 2000. […]