April 28, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 65

Stories from the April 28, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Metro increases fares, extends hours Students taking the Metro after July 1 will pay higher fares but enjoy longer service hours, city transportation officials said Thursday. The Metro Board Budget Committee, facing a $48 million budget deficit, increased the basic boarding fare by 10 cents and the maximum fare by 35 cents, said Lisa Farbstein, […]

Tequila, tacos and tamales!

Mexicali Blues 2933 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA If there is one word for this restaurant, it is authentic. From its rope door handle to its authentic Mexican, Salvadoran and Central American food, this Arlington restaurant offers the best of everything. The food, atmosphere, service and Washington Post’s “2002 Best Bargain” award prove this restaurant is […]

Wish you were here… Washington, D.C.

The Tidal Basin, monuments and more Friday, April 25 Cold waves lap at all sides of the bright blue ship. The scent of salt air fills my nostrils as I clutch the sides of the boat, wondering if I will ever make it back to shore. Along with my trusty first mate, I have been […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I’m a freshman and I’m getting nervous that the year is almost over. I’ve already established a nice circle of friends, but there are still other people whom I would like to get to know better before school ends. I don’t want to lose touch over the summer and have to start from scratch […]

Finals Frustration

Giving up on Gelman? Fed up with Cosi? Done with your dorm room? If you’re one of many students anxiously studying or writing papers these next few weeks, you’re probably also one of many students going stir-crazy from studying at the same tired places. So toss your Cosi sandwiches, ditch your roommates and head out […]

Staff Editorial: Mutual grief

“We extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers for both of these young people … We also pray for the strength of their families and loved ones to help them move through this most terrible tragedy.” -University of Maryland President Dan Mote We share the sentiments of President Mote concerning Friday’s tragedy when a City Hall […]

Club G-Dub

When fencing was invented in about 1190 BC, it was primarily used as a means of practicing swordsmanship. Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Persians and Romans all used the sport for duels and preparation for war. Two weekends ago, the GW club fencing team used its swords to reach a more peaceful goal – second place. […]


International Affairs Society seeks staff for conference The International Affairs Society is accepting applications to staff its eighth annual Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs in the fall. The event is a one-day conference that brings together local middle school students to participate in a United Nations simulation. Interested applicants can turn in applications in […]

GW sweeps La Salle

The GW baseball team used strong pitching and hard hitting to sweep La Salle in a three-game series this weekend at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va. The three wins extended the Colonials’ winning streak to 10 games and vaulted the team past St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s and Temple universities in the Atlantic 10 standings just […]

Tapping the political psyche

When Dr. Jerrold Post met a friend for lunch about a job almost 40 years ago, he was unsure what sort of position they were going to talk about. It turned out that the job was with the CIA. What the doctor thought would be a two-year stint in “the company” turned out to be […]