October 9, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 18

Stories from the October 9, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Setting the M Street beat

The music is reminiscent of groups like Junkyard and is played on things found in dumpsters, but the beats rising from 19th and M streets are anything but garbage. Two go-go drummers, who go by the names of Donald D. and Rapper D., have been cranking out beats at this busy intersection for years. Using […]

Where the avant gardes meet

Staring at Salvador Dali’s “Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach” at the Phillips Collection’s new exhibit, Surrealism and Modernism, I found myself wishing I had gone into astrology rather than liberal arts. Maybe then I could have conjured Salvador Dali from the dead, just to casually inquire why he decided to devote […]

HIV positive employee receives award

GW Hospital employee Wallace Corbett said volunteering has been a large part of his life since his mother told him at a young age that “everyone has something to offer.” Corbett, recipient of this year’s AIDS Walk Courage Award, received his honor at the annual AIDS Walk this weekend. Corbett, HIV positive since 1999, is […]

Ahh, the power of cheese

A bizarre horde of fans and other assorted creatures descended upon the Patriot Center at George Mason University on Friday night when the arena hosted a String Cheese Incident and Flaming Lips concert. For those not in the know, String Cheese is one of the most wildly popular jam bands on tour today. Based out […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/4 – City Hall 1:30 a.m. – case closed University Police officers reported that a male student attempted to leave the scene of an alcohol bust. Referred to Student Judicial Services Drug Law Violation 10/3 – Marvin Center 5:20 p.m. – case closed A former Aramark employee was handing in his uniform when […]

Paul Sorvino chats about his new film, “Mambo Italiano”

It’s amazing how many people don’t know who Paul Sorvino is. I excitedly explained to almost everyone I know that I was getting to interview the screen legend and was met with blank stares and a “That’s nice.” It became increasingly obvious that only a few people recognize him by name, but most needed only […]

Fire sets 23rd Street ablaze

A fire triggered by a gas line rupture on 23rd Street forced the evacuation of the GW Hospital and three University residence halls late Tuesday morning, bringing Foggy Bottom to a standstill. No serious injuries were reported. City officials said workers demolishing the former GW hospital building hit the gas line at 10:30 a.m. Officials […]

GW in Brief

Hurricane days rescheduled The University scheduled makeup dates in December for classes canceled because Hurricane Isabel. Classes missed on Foggy Bottom and the Mount Vernon Campus on Sept 18 and 19 will be made up Dec. 9 and 10 respectively. Classes that were canceled at MVC on Sept. 22 are rescheduled for Dec. 5. -Michael […]