April 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 60

Stories from the April 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: American youth needs increased political involvement

The Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times.” This wise old adage is more appropriate to our current situation then ever. As we initiate a pre-emptive war on Iraq, the world is divided and people are choosing sides. I would like to discuss the Iraqi situation as a catalyst to explore a larger issue, […]

Column: Trimesters may be the only answer

We should all pray GW wins its case in D.C. court against the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s housing mandate. If the University loses, students may be forced to attend school in the hot and humid D.C. summer. The problem is one of simple arithmetic. Combine GW’s growing student population with excessively strict BZA restrictions and […]

Students perform Danceworks

Nine dancers dressed in pinstripe outfits debated the truth of various subjects, from the shape of the earth to the existence of AIDS, at a preview of the theater and dance department’s semi-annual Danceworks Concert Wednesday night. The show will open to the public Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Betts Theater, playing through […]

Spirit teams place high at nationals

The GW dance and cheerleading squads took home top 10 finishes last week at the Chick-Fil-A College Cheer & Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. The cheerleading team finished in fifth place in the final round while the dance squad took ninth. The cheerleading and dance teams are known by students for their performances at […]

Column: Don’t you know there’s a war on?

BARCELONA, Spain – I was sipping tequila from Penelope Cruz’s navel when my signature “Born To Be Wild” custom cell phone ring screamed from my jeans pocket. “Is that the bad men who want to kill you?” cooed Cruz, her face a picture of wanting uncertainty, if there exists such a thing. “Come on, you […]

Supreme Court considers affirmative action

Posted 10:00 a.m. April 10 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau A landmark Supreme Court ruling on whether race can be used in university admissions processes could come in July. That comes as the Court heard arguments this week from lawyers representing students who say the University of Michigan’s ranking system, in which minority students […]

Women’s lacrosse wins in record blowout

The GW women’s lacrosse team put together its most dominating performance in the program’s young history Wednesday, beating Howard 19-5 at Greene Stadium. After taking an 8-4 lead into halftime, the Colonials used five unanswered goals to turn the match into a blowout. Sophomore Jamie Lee scored three of her four goals in the second […]

Congress debates war funding bill, tax cuts

Posted 12:00 p.m. April 10 by Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush’s domestic economic strategy was dealt a major blow last week when the Senate cut his proposed tax cut proposal by more than half. At issue during the debate was the Iraqi war whose duration and cost can only be estimated. The president’s […]

Crime Report

Liquor Law Violation 4/4 Off Campus – 2:54 a.m. Case closed University Police were informed there was a student who was severely intoxicated at the Havana Breeze nightclub. The student was taken to the emergency room for excessive consumption. Referred to SJS 4/4 Thurston Hall – 11:55 p.m. Case closed A UPD officer, responding to […]