September 18, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 12

Stories from the September 18, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women complete D.C. sweep

The GW women’s soccer team proved it is the city’s strongest team after beating cross-town rival Howard 2-1 Wednesday. The win followed victories over Georgetown and American last week and a tie against Maryland on Sunday. Coming off their late comeback against the Terrapins, the Colonials (4-1-1) kept their momentum going on the Howard campus. […]

In stores and on sale

Artist: Mary J. Blige Album: Love and Life Genre: R&B/Hip-hop Label: Geffen Mary J. does it again. Teaming up with the infamous Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, her sixth studio album takes listeners inside her intimate world of Love and Life. Hip-hop and R&B beats blend to create music that touches the soul. The album doesn’t […]

Volleyball breaks record

The GW volleyball team started the season in record-breaking fashion by beating cross-town rival Georgetown on Tuesday, 3-1. The win marked the Colonials’ tenth straight victory to open the year, breaking the old mark for best team start set in 1979. “This win was important mentally because we have never beaten Georgetown (in my five […]

At the movies: Vampires, Werewolves

Vampires used to be suave intellectuals of the night, but nowadays they just seem to be senseless materialists who sit around and dress in Italian fashion. “Underworld” re-imagines a world where vampires and lycans (werewolves) roam the earth in a constant blood feud that has lasted well over a millennium. Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is the […]

Staff Editorial: It’s all Greek to them

There are 13 recognized fraternities on campus, but to freshman, there are 16 options to rush, even if the Interfraternity Council will not admit it. It is not a secret, nor inherently negative that “unrecognized” fraternities exist at GW. What is inexcusable, is how some off-campus fraternities purposely taking advantage of IFC rules that restrict […]

Column: U.S. – Islamic relations not predetermined

The following is an excerpt from Ambassador Inderfurth’s opening comments given at a Town Hall meeting on U.S.-Islamic relations in the Elliott School of International Affairs last Friday. As a former practitioner in international affairs and now as a professor here at the Elliott School, I would like to begin with several policy prescriptions for […]


The scene opens on a black man shuffling three cards on a makeshift table of milk crates and cardboard. He’s standing in a ratty, sparsely furnished apartment but focuses solely on the game. He talks enthusiastically, rhythmically weaving his words and pretending to address potential gamblers. But his movements aren’t as smooth as his talk […]

Column: Use apparent activism on campus issues

As a frequent reader of the opinion pages of the Hatchet I have come to notice that GW students have a unique passion for politics. While this zeal produces a variety of pieces on issues of national and international importance, rarely are there many articles addressing campus issues. The lack of such commentary does not […]

Great talent, greater potential

Arnar Johannsson’s list of accomplishments on the soccer field is impressive. The six-foot-three senior scored 18 goals in 2002 and helped the Colonials win their first Atlantic 10 Championship in team history. He was named the 2001 A-10 Rookie of the Year and has a knack for coming through in the clutch. But GW Head […]