September 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 8

Stories from the September 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University seeks Colonial Cash partners

When Nikki Ong opened her Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant, the Thai Place, last February, she said GW students came in and asked whether they could pay with their GWorld cards. “I did not know what it was,” Ong said. “So finally I asked a male student what it was, and he told me how it worked. […]

Analysis: U.S. News rankings impact marginal

Released at the beginning of each academic year, U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue has become a road map for students starting out on the college search process. Interest in this year’s rankings has grown with U.S. News’ decision to numerically rank schools in the top half, in addition to listing the […]

Staff Editorial: Monthly wrap-up of GW ups and downs

Mandatory summer and academic changes A Washington Post editorial by University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg makes a mandatory session seem nearly eminent – and students only have until Nov. 1 to log feedback with the administration. River Horse Bistro at the U Club Expanding the Thursday night secret to a daily hotspot for on-campus alcohol? […]

Anti-war protestors call for end to Iraq occupation

Members of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition called on President Bush to immediately remove troops from Iraq and to allocate greater resources for its reconstruction at a panel discussion at the National Press Club Wednesday. The panel included former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Muslim activist Mahdi Bray. In front of a backdrop reading […]

War: It’s only natural

When there is no war, the war-like man attacks himself. -Friedrich Nietzche Sometimes a hot war is healthier than a cold one. Making claim to a kind of war beyond the battlefield, “Buffalo Soldiers” (Miramax) tackles the topic of war as a natural and internal human condition. Starring Joaquin Phoenix (“Gladiator”), the film, set at […]

DC Happenings

Thursday Britney Spears and Aerosmith kick off the NFL season with a free concert on the National Mall, 4 p.m. Friday Ron Blake of the Christian McBride Band is playing a free concert at Twins Lounge, located at 1344 U Street N.W., 9 p.m.

Staff Editorial: A breath of fresh air?

After returning home from the smoky haze of a D.C. bar, most GW students immediately dump their stench-filled clothes into their laundry bags before hitting the sack. But students at New York City and California universities can come home smelling fresh after a night at the bars, since the two locations have outlawed smoking in […]

At the movies: Bob Dylan and polygamy

Masked and Anonymous “Masked and Anonymous” (Sony Pictures Classics) is roughly what you’d expect to get if you stretched a Bob Dylan song out to 112 minutes and added pictures. Semi-lucid, vaguely metaphorical narratives make for excellent rock and roll music, but when transmogrified and beamed onto a movie screen, the result is the motion […]

Column: Moderates needed in Middle East dispute

In the campus world of both Jews and Muslims, few things evoke such emotion as the Israeli/Palestinian situation. Because this issue strikes such a deep chord with so many people, the debate surrounding it often spirals into emotional, factless rhetoric. As a result, it is easy to surmise that those on the extremes are guiding […]