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.

Shooting blinds UMD female

When University of Maryland sophomore Elizabeth Meejung Lee arrived at Washington Hospital Center Friday afternoon, doctors had little hope that she would survive through the night. Her former boyfriend, GW junior Ki-Seong Kim, shot her in the head before killing himself in a College Park parking garage. Lee, 20, has completely lost her vision, and […]

Sports Brief: Softball team shut out in doubleheader

The GW softball team was shut out in both games of a doubleheader against Maryland Tuesday, marking the 15th and 16th games this season in which the Colonials failed to score a run. The Colonials (3-32) were defeated 6-0 in both contests in College Park, Md. and have now lost six games in a row. […]

Foley and friends

“There’s a weird experience I had with Al (Pacino) once: we left some place and all of a sudden the people on the street were stopping. For a second and a half I got kind of excited like ‘oh, something’s going on. Somebody’s here.’ I was curious. Then I realized, it was fucking Al.” James […]

President Announces Victory in Iraq

Posted 12:14 p.m. May 6 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush proclaimed victory in Iraq last week, giving a colorful speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which was headed for shore in California. Although Bush said much of the fighting is over, there is still much work to be done in Iraq and […]

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 […]


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 […]