October 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 17

Stories from the October 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Influenza epidemic infects GW Hospital

Washington could not have been less prepared for the Spanish flu epidemic in fall 1918. The city was already suffering through the difficulties presented by World War I. Nearly its entire military-age population was dedicated to the war effort when it found itself in the throws of an acute medical crisis. Doctors and nurses were […]

Prohibition taps the keg dry

Bootlegging, beer-flats, speakeasies and moonshine – all terms connected with the 15-year period beginning in 1918 when the federal government and the American people were engaged in a perpetual tug-of-war over drinking alcohol. Remembering this period in American history may make those old enough to remember it grimace, and the very idea is enough to […]

A closer look: “Hail to the Buff and Blue”

Daily at 12:15 and 6 p.m. the unmistakable sounds of the GW Fight Song are heard as the bells toll from Corcoran Hall. However, most students who walk through campus and hear the music do not know the song’s history. When the Columbian College became The George Washington University in 1904, the original colors changed […]

Women take strides to vote

It is said that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, and in 1913 the lion let out a very loud roar. On March 13, 1913, more than 6,000 woman suffrage supporters marched in a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue. Since Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the Seneca Falls Convention […]

Presidential Profiles

Charles Herbert Stockton brought some of the most significant changes to GW during his term as president from 1910 to 1918. Born in Philadelphia, Stockton graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1865 and saw active service in the Civil War. Eventually promoted to Rear Admiral, Stockton was recognized as an authority on international […]

WEB EXTRA: Varsity Roundup

Golf team takes fourth at Temple Invitational The GW golf team battled through rough weather to finish fourth out of 13 teams this weekend at the Temple Invitational in Moosic, Pa. Sophomore Dan Mirabella led the Colonials, placing eighth overall with a nine-over-par 151 in the two-day tournament. Sophomore Andrew Gallo also played well, placing […]

Come and take a 4-Ridealong

Sept. 13, 9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m – Saturday night is still young and a tightly-knit pack of students stumbles into the street, a few of them waving to the van they’ve cut off. The van driver, Anthony Smith, shakes his head a little and smiles. “I used to look and wonder. Now I just […]

The artist under the stairs

No one ever expected to see a moustache on Diana Ross. “People always get upset at me because I put a moustache on her,” said Eric Marlow, 52, with a laugh. “I like to take people and push them to the limit.” Every day, GW students stream in and out of the Gelman library with […]