September 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 9

Stories from the September 8, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Battle of the Sexes

Q: The school year has just started and I have already been “sexiled” twice during the week. I don’t mind when it happens on the weekends, but I already have a huge workload for my classes and I can’t afford to lose so much time that could be spent studying. I understand everyone has needs, […]

Column: Southeast D.C. misrepresented

As a native Washingtonian who has lived in Southeast D.C. all of my life and who has been living in the Capitol Hill area for the last eight years, I was personally offended by Sarah Ransbottom referring to SE’s streets as “mean” and “tough” in her article about Las Placitas restaurant (Sept. 2, p. 16). […]

NFL Kickoff honors troops

Despite intermittent rain and muddy conditions, the National Football League kicked off its season with a spectacle of a concert on the National Mall Thursday night. More than 100,000 people filled the Mall between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument, as Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Method Man and Aretha Franklin rocked the […]

Barbecue Pit Stop

Red Hot & Blue 3014 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Va. 22201 (703) 243-1510 One block away from the Clarendon Metro stop on the orange line. If you think that D.C. isn’t part of the South, the owners of Red Hot & Blue will tell you otherwise. But where can a D.C. townie get a taste of […]

Column: Fear conservatives’ fears

I have a love/hate relationship with talk-radio – the only form of media that conservatives can rightly claim dominance over. I love to listen to it while driving around in my car while screaming at those talk-radio conservative crack-pots that are so easy to hate, like Rush Limbaugh. Of course I know that Rush and […]

Panel selects Pentagon memorial

Pentagon employee David Laychak, 40, left behind two children and a loving family when he lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001. To honor him as well as the other 183 victims of the Pentagon attack, the Army Corps of Engineers issued an open call last year for the design of a memorial; 1,100 entries […]

A Look Back: Financial distress marks nation, GW

Many of the changes experienced by GW in the early-twentieth century were products of a changing America. Much like today, world and national events affected University life and forced GW administrators to cope with new situations. The most severe shocks to University life was the stock market crash and widespread bank failures known as the […]

Column: What are monuments really for?

People ask me: “So Ben, what’s the biggest difference between D.C. and Omaha, your hometown?” There are of course many answers. D.C. has more people, noise and umbrellas. Honestly, it has been so rainy lately there are fish drowning. With perhaps the exception of the District’s daily deluge, the other things can be found in […]

Around DC

White House tours to resume The White House will give tours to the public starting again later this month, pending visitors receive security clearance from a member of Congress and White House security. White House officials canceled public tours after Sept. 11, 2001, but began allowing certain groups in starting in February 2002. Those interested […]