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.

Mass Exodus

Usually the members of the Critical Mass group get cut off, bullied and shoved onto the sidewalk by cars, like most urban cyclists trying to use the street for their daily commutes. Once a month, however, cyclists join forces to reclaim the streets from the cars, if only for an hour or two. On the […]

Metro Police makes few liquor arrests

Metropolitan Police officers arrested only a handful of students for underage drinking on a weekend that saw scores of students in handcuffs last year. Lt. Robert Aiello said seven people, several of them students, were arrested for underage drinking Thursday, Friday and Saturday in MPD’s second district, which encompasses GW and Georgetown and American universities. […]

Men’s soccer team starts off on the wrong foot

The GW men’s soccer team got off to a rough start this season, losing both games of the D.C. Cup at Georgetown last weekend. The Colonials dropped a closely contested 2-1 match to Howard Sunday after falling 3-0 to American Friday. GW Head Coach George Lidster said his team is struggling a bit with the […]

Spending the night with MPD

A humid Saturday night in August finds Officer John Brennan in a Metropolitan Police patrol car, checking out Georgetown University girls to make sure they’re not drinking. Or maybe he’s just checking them out. “It’s always off the hook right now,” says Brennan as he looks for students nursing open beer bottles and red Solo […]

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 […]