May 1, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 66

Stories from the May 1, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Convincing foreigners America ain’t bad

BARCELONA, Spain – When we left off, our muckraking hero had volunteered to do what no other GW Hatchet columnist dared – convert the image of the United States abroad back to the soft, cuddly teddy bear it had been in the days of Truman and Eisenhower. It wouldn’t be easy, but nothing about being […]

Pathetic politicians and all their phallic fallacies

“We want to come home to a warm penis.” Politicians can be a pathetic lot, especially when politicizing the temperature of phallic organs. It’s been said that we see the politician on the podium wearing a mask, but rarely at home taking it off. It’s also said that tragedy plus distance is comedy. Maybe I […]

Students worry over economy

Posted May 10 11:00 a.m. by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau George Washington University student Ben Stetler dreams of declaring his candidacy for U.S. presidency and barring that has hopes of seeing his name in lights in Hollywood. As a senior about to enter the work force, he realizes that his top two choices for […]

AROUND CAMPUS

Former senator, GW alumnae added to Commencement Former Sen. Jean Carnahan, (D-Mo.) will be receiving an honorary degree alongside three other notables at the May 18 Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse, GW officials said Wednesday. Carnahan, who served in the U.S. Senate for two years, graduated from GW in 1955. She took over the senate […]

Arts on campus

Comedy “The Fantasticks” – Generic Theatre Company presents the musical “The Fantasticks” directed by Allison J. Wottawa Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Friday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lisner Downstage. Theater ReceSs – The improvisational comedy group ReceSs will hold its final show of the school year Friday at midnight […]

Column: Censorship in a Time of War

Posted 11:25 a.m. May 10 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Two weeks ago, while I was getting my hourly dosage of CNN, a particular story caught my attention, through the bombardment of images, facts and CNN news updates. A teenage boy in Alabama was asked to return home after he refused to take off […]

Waiting for next year

I’ve always thought it odd that there’s never been a movie made about the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series. It’s just a reoccurring reflection, obviously not so consuming a contemplation that I actually take matters into my own hands and write one myself. It’s just something that nags me every time I sit […]

At the movies … One con artist , one class trip

City of Ghosts in theaters Friday Don’t pay eight bucks for this. Even the matinee price is stretching it. That being said, MGM’s City of Ghosts is a decent movie, taking place in mysteriously exotic Cambodia, involving kidnapping, murder and prostitution. It just might be better left to the video store rack than the theater. […]

Departing Editors: Waiting for next year

I’ve always thought it odd that there’s never been a movie made about the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series. It’s just a reoccurring reflection, obviously not so consuming a contemplation that I actually take matters into my own hands and write one myself. It’s just something that nags me every time I sit […]

Column: When technology works, nobody notices

Over the past several years the GW community has seen a rapid growth in the use of technology to make the daily lives of our students easier. There has been an exponential growth of online services over the past few years, including web-based registration, retrieving grades, receiving textbook list and buying books, completing the financial […]