April 17, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 62

Stories from the April 17, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fires aren’t so fun

“Where’s the PR agent?” someone asked frantically. “Dead! Burnt to a crisp!” replied the excited lead singer of Spinal Tap. If you’re confused, that’s good. I certainly was upon hearing those words. My interview with the notorious members of Spinal Tap was on its way to being a total fiasco. It was set to take […]

Post columnist Wilbon headlines Robinson events

Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon led a discussion on topics ranging from Jackie Robinson’s rise into the major leagues to present day issues of race, money and equality in the sports world in a packed Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Tuesday night. The evening’s program was the second event of “Jackie Robinson Week,” a week’s worth […]

Seriously, we’re not insane

“This isn’t the actors’ studio. We’re not insane, we just want to make movies.” Seriously, Christopher Guest is not crazy. Sure he’s been seen with numerous alter egos on stage and screen. You may remember him as eccentric guitarist Nigel Tufnel of This is Spinal Tap fame. Whatever your recollections; Guest is not as loony […]

In defense of their Title

Title IX, a law designed to enforce gender equality in athletics, has come under much scrutiny since its creation in 1972. But with its 30th birthday last year, the legislation now faces perhaps its toughest examination ever – a law suit brought by the National Wrestling Coaches Association saying 355 men’s college teams were cut […]

In need of another Jackie Robinson

On television, in newspapers and here at GW, the middle of April has become a perennial tribute to Jackie Robinson. Each year we celebrate courage, strength and the influential dynamic of a black man playing major league baseball in 1947. In the 56 years since Robinson’s debut, the four major sports have seen a huge […]

Bats break Colonials out of four-game funk

The GW baseball team got back on track this week, ending a four-game losing streak with wins over Maryland-Baltimore County and Penn State University. GW (21-11, 1-5 Atlantic 10) took Tuesday’s game at UMBC 9-4 and beat Penn State 11-6 Wednesday. “If we hit then we win,” GW head coach Tom Walter said. “This past […]

Women’s Policy Caucus debates funding equality

The current controversy surrounding Title IX and funding of men’s and women’s collegiate athletics was debated at the first-ever Women’s Policy Caucus Discussion in Mount Vernon’s Post Hall Tuesday night. The event, attended by seven students, featured two experts with opposite views on women’s equality in sports, Wendy Berutto from the National Association for Girls […]

Staff Editorial: GW on the flip

It was only a week ago students and community members alike believed the University was attempting to fulfill the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s requirements to house 70 percent of students and all freshmen and sophomores within campus boundaries or outside of Foggy Bottom. It seemed as if it might actually happen as the University purchased […]

Varsity Roundup

Golf team ties for second at Rehoboth The GW golf team placed second in a 15-team field Monday and freshman Brian Carroll tied for second individually at the Rehoboth Beach Spring Invitational in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The host Colonials shot a combined 616, placing them seven strokes behind first-place U.S. Naval Academy and 12 strokes […]

Column: New ‘patriotism’ may infringe rights

While most Americans are glued to CNN watching the most recent news about the war on Iraq, Congress is quietly discussing steps to further to the Patriot Act with a sequel titled the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003, or Patriot Act 2. The first Patriot Act passed within six weeks of September 11 and […]