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.


U. South Florida student killed during duty in Iraq (U-WIRE) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of South Florida student and Gainesville, Fla., native died Thursday during a vehicle accident in Iraq. Florida Army National Guard Specialist Cpl. John “Travis” Rivero, 23, was likely helping to secure medical resources in western Iraq. He was riding in […]


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 […]