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.

SARS fears spread

Posted 10:25 a.m. April 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that scientists working across the world in 13 laboratories have identified the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and will use the knowledge to unravel the pathogen’s genetic code. The cause of the disease is a […]

Mexican official addresses class

Mexican foreign minister Carlos Rico outlined his counrtry’s economic and foreign policy at the Mexican embassy Monday night. About 50 students attended the lecture, organized by GW political science professor Mark Croatti to help his students learn about politics outside his comparative politics classroom. Rico said Mexico’s economic successes were a result of Mexico’s membership […]

At the Movies

Chasing Papi 1 Hatchet by Magali Armillas-Tiserya “But how can you choose between all of nature’s beautiful flowers?” The speaker’s voice is husky, accented and desperately sincere. The camera pans out and the audience is given another good long look at a man’s over-developed and disturbingly hairless pectorals. All the audience needs to know about […]

Residents rally for voting rights

More than 300 people gathered in Freedom Plaza Tuesday afternoon to protest District residents’ lack of voting representation in Congress. The D.C. Voting Rights Rally, sponsored by D.C. Vote, an organization campaigning for District voting rights, featured several prominent District politicians including Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Mayor Anthony Williams. The rally coincided […]

BAR BELLE: Bar Belle dreams of a drunken utopia that never existed

The Common Share Where: 2003 18th St. NW Cover: Nope. Carded: At the door, looks scarier than it is. Dress: Sweatpants are overdoing it. The main draw of The Common Share is the bar’s claim that you can get every drink for the common price of $2. Get it? Common Share, like, all the drinks […]

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 […]