April 21, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 63

Stories from the April 21, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

$100 for what?

It is a balmy spring day and the air of graduation is upon me. In just a few short weeks I will be sitting back in my fold-out chair on the Ellipse, listening to the redundancy of graduation speeches and talk of “that war” and “that day in September,” but basking in the glorious knowledge […]

Nothing validates a lifestyle like free samples

Last month GW participated in “The Great American Meatout,” a day-long celebration of all things vegetable in which several J Street stations abandoned meat in favor of vegetarian and vegan dishes, while Provisions doled out samples of meatless treats. Many students could be overheard grumbling about the lack of cheesesteaks and chicken Caesar salads, rolling […]

The Buzz: But I have a prescription!

It’s hard to believe marijuana was once not only legal in the United States, but an accepted pharmaceutical drug. A little more than 150 years ago, W. B. O’Shaughnessy, at the Medical College of Calcutta, found the leafy green plant helped alleviate pain and relax muscles. Over the next half a century, doctors worldwide prescribed […]

Hot shaves and hot women

The Grooming Lounge 1745 L St. N.W. Monday, March 31 . 4 p.m. Among the office buildings and lunch break eateries that crowd L Street between 18th and Connecticut is an inconspicuous edifice. It is the entrance to one of the area’s newest and most popular salons. Here’s the catch: it’s a male salon (I’ll […]

Myths of 420

April 20 has come and gone like a puff of smoke from a bong, but the stoner’s New Year has a long history of which most people are not aware. While cynics may say 420 (pronounced four-twenty) is just a lousy excuse for pot-heads to do what they usually do with a clear conscience, I […]

D.C. considers metro fare hike

Students taking the Metro next fall may pay higher fares as city transportation officials struggle to close the gap on a $48 million budget shortfall. The budget change will not affect plans to create a student discount card program, officials said. The Metro Board Budget Committee, which wants to increase passenger revenues by $24 million, […]

GSEHD ranks 19th in nation

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development now ranks 19th among national schools of education in this month’s U.S. News and World Report, a jump of 16 slots from last year’s 35. The GSEHD also ranked ninth among private institutions, up from the 11th spot, which the school held for four consecutive years. Temple […]

Top GW recruit Ricky Lucas shines in regional all-star game

Next season’s highest-ranked recruit for the GW men’s basketball team gave fans a glimpse of the future Thursday night at the MCI Center. Ricky Lucas, a 6-foot-5 swingman from Herndon, Va., had 11 points and nine rebounds despite playing a team-low 14 minutes in the regional game of the 30th annual Jordan Capital Classic. The […]

CASA hosts fashion show

With a larger-than-expected crowd, the Chinese American Student Association kicked off its first annual fashion show by adding 50 extra seats to the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom before the program started. With food, music, dancing and fashion, the free event drew more than 150 students. The first half of the show was dedicated to traditional […]

Women’s tennis nabs fifth at A-10s

The GW women’s tennis team earned a fifth-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships at College Park, Md. this weekend. The fifth-seeded Colonials lost to eventual runner-up Massachusetts but went on to beat Dayton in match for fifth place Saturday. Second-seeded Temple won the tournament for the first time since 1995, defeating fourth-seeded Massachusetts in […]