September 2, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 7

Stories from the September 2, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

City to host NFL kickoff events

While some students might be hoping to get back to their studies during the first week of school, the National Football League will provide an alternative activity with a weeklong season kickoff festival on the National Mall. The NFL’s second annual season kickoff bonanza began Monday and will conclude Thursday with a concert on the […]

Guster, Mraz headline Welcome Week

“We just got our parents to take us to Ikea, we haven’t gained the freshman 15 and we haven’t established ourselves as sluts yet – female and male – these are happy days,” proclaimed rock band Guster’s lead singer Ryan Miller at Monday night’s Welcome Week concert. The show, also featuring a performance by newcomer […]

Staff Editorial: Compromise to gain District voting rights

As students return to campus and classes begin, it is pertinent to reflect on the political twilight zone that GW is a part of. The District is the only territory in the continental United States void of political representation – a disgrace to the citizens of D.C. as well as the Constitution. The only reason […]

Column: To Republicans and DeLay fans: Don’t mess with Texas

Political warfare erupted this summer, and everyone missed it. I’m not talking about the ridiculous media-raped debacle in California – it’s California, what do you expect? While the media has been focused on the Republican-backed practical joke, political vendetta has been raging in my beautiful home state of Texas. Texas Republicans, in a relentless power […]

Proposal would give District a House seat

A leading Republican lawmaker proposed legislation this summer that would give Districts residents a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, a right they currently do not have. While the bill has not been formally introduced, it has already caused a rift among different factions in the D.C. voting rights camp. Rep. Thomas M. Davis, […]

D.C. in brief

GW doctors save Palestinian teen Doctors at the GW Hospital performed a life-saving operation last week on a Palestinian boy injured in an Israeli tank shell explosion. Saleh Al-Hajin is a Gaza teen suffering from an aneurysm after being hit by a shell fragment during an Israeli tank operation last September. He is expected to […]

Cheap eats, cheap drinks

Las Placitas 517 8th Ave. SE Washington, D.C. 20003 (202) 543-3700 (off of the orange and blue lines, Eastern Market Metro) Getting off the Eastern Market Metro at night, you might wonder what exactly you are getting yourself into. The neighborhood seems pretty tough and isn’t a good place to walk around alone after the […]

Survey says: GW students politically active, live in palaces

With categories such as “Top Party School,” “Most Religious Students” and “Best Campus Dorms,” the recent Princeton Review rankings leave many GW students wondering whether the subjective reviews are legitimate. The 2004 edition of “The Best 351 Colleges” ranked GW third in “Students most politically active,” tenth in “Dorms like palaces” and tenth in “Great […]

Column: Andy, Vermont and Marriage

A few days ago I found myself thumbing through my porn collection thinking, “Is this really what I want in my life?” Sure, watching two semi-attractive strangers make the beast with two backs is more romantic than staring at a white wall for the rest of your life, but isn’t there something more to life? […]

Festival brings the blues to D.C.

The skies weren’t blue, but the music was. The D.C. Blues Festival, punctuated by periods of heavy rain and thunder, featured eight hours of blues music for free at the outdoor Carter Barron Amphitheatre Saturday. Held annually by the D.C. Blues Society, the festival focused on bringing live music to the city. Between live acts, […]