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.

Golf team comes out swinging

The GW golf team is full of youth and talent this year, but teams with those characteristics usually lack experience. Not so with the Colonials. The sophomores that dominate the 2003-04 team have been starters since the beginning of their freshman years, leaving the Colonials with plenty of experience and match savvy. Add a star […]

Web Extra: Mount Vernon campus loses power

POSTED 5:30p.m., FridayThe Mount Vernon Campus is running on emergency power after a tree fell on a power line as Tropical Storm Isabel swept through D.C. Thursday night. University officials said they are unsure when full power will return to Mount Vernon, but said they are working with city officials to restore the electricity as […]

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 […]