April 24, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 64

Stories from the April 24, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

At the Movies

The Real Cancun by Lauren Spitzer Didn’t get enough sex and alcohol on spring break? Miss the warm weather and intense action of a tropical location? Have no fear. The producers of MTV’s “The Real World” packed enough sex, drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll into their 97-minute ‘real’ spring break video, to last you well […]

GW weighs new academic plans

Several students and faculty members are expressing concern about significant academic changes, including a mandatory summer session and a new course structure, under investigation by a University taskforce. The taskforce, dubbed the Alternative Academic Calendar Committee, is “strong(ly) leaning” toward converting to a four-credit, four-course-per-semester curriculum, said Douglas Jones, a member of the committee and […]

BAR BELLE: The authentic Irish experience is found

Kelly’s Irish Times Where: 14 F St., NW Dress: Slinky sleeveless or slobby t-shirt, you’ll have fun either way Cover: None Carded: At the door Belle Rating: 5 Bells M STREET, 12 a.m. – Friday night, for the fourth time in one week, I found myself trapped inside Madhatter. Thoughts of suicide consumed my brain. […]

CCAS cuts language department

International student Rafet Kahraman said his friends in Turkey are no longer planning on applying to GW after the University decided earlier this semester to cut the Department of English as a Foreign Language. “Unfortunately, they will not be able come here,” he said. Kahraman said his future at GW is also questionable depending on […]

INTERVIEW: Canada’s Flashlight Brown makes the gals scream

Out front little girls are screaming, lost in the throes of juvenile infatuation. Backstage, the sounds are muted, the scene, less juvenile. “This teacher told me if I was one of her students, I’d be out on my ass.” Playing public schools can be such a drag. I guess she smelled beer on his breath. […]

Officials discuss senior e-mail

University officials said seniors will receive sufficient notification before their e-mail service is terminated after graduation. Director of Alumni Benefits and Services Jason Miller said the University would like to give seniors “two or three months notice at least” before their current addresses become inactive. “We would not make a decision to cut (seniors’) e-mails […]

INTERVIEW: An “Excellent” Adventure

The year was 1988. These words, as if coming from the very source of all emotion, rang from the screen, and forever laid the century’s best literary works to waste. A nation, in one singular thrust, raised its hands and in a fury of air guitar, pronounced the film to be an undeniably “excellent” adventure. […]

News anchor Koppel talks war with Kalb

ABC anchor Ted Koppel returned from Iraq just over a week ago to appear on the Kalb Report at the National Press Club Monday night, telling stories about what he said is the last war he will ever cover. Koppel commended military officials for keeping their promise of full disclosure to the embedded media in […]

INTERVIEW: Indie pop stars on the long haul to U.S. success

“Can I have a piece of bread?” My eyes move quickly, darting from a young girl’s face to the van’s floor. Wedged between metal and cloth sits a loaf of white bread. Mushed and sweaty, it’s been there awhile. “Of course, you want an apple too?” The girl, pressed up against the club’s main entrance […]