October 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 19

Stories from the October 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Columnist Friedman addresses Iraqi reconstruction

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke about the prospect of democracy in post-war Iraq at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Thursday night. More than 300 fans of the pundit packed the Tenleytown church to hear Friedman, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, talk about his travels in the Middle East and promote his newest book, “Longitudes […]

Beertopia!

Every weekend a huge portion of the GW student population opens a bottle of beer. From frat parties to bars and even in the most cramped quad in Thurston, beer is an integral part of the weekend – and, for the Monday and Tuesday night slackers, the week as well. But even if you never […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I’ve always heard that the old saying “Beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear” is completely untrue. But my friend swears that every time he drinks hard alcohol after a kegger, he gets sick. What are your thoughts on the matter? Chick: While I’m not such a fan […]

Volleyball splits pair at home

The GW volleyball team salvaged its Parents and Alumni Weekend with an impressive comeback win over Xavier Saturday night at the Smith Center. The Colonials were down 2-0 at intermission but stormed back to win three straight games. The victory followed a Friday night 3-1 loss to Dayton. Senior Ruth Lazzari, junior Katie Downey and […]

Around the nation

Red Sox victory leads to riot (U-WIRE) AMHERST, Mass. – A celebration of the Boston Red Sox’s victory over the Oakland Athletics turned ugly last week as students ignited fireworks and overturned two cars in a residential area near the University of Massachusetts. The riot started after the end of the game, students said, to […]

Women rebound with win

The GW women’s soccer team bounced back from a Friday loss to St. Bonaventure to beat Duquesne on the road Sunday. GW got goals from senior forward Kim Warner and sophomore midfielder Ashley Squires as their record improved to 9-2-2 overall and 3-1-1 in Atlantic 10 play, continuing their best start in team history. After […]

Democrats square off in Arizona

Posted 12:00am October 14 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief In the most contentious debate so far, Democratic presidential hopefuls butted heads on Iraq, the economy and their credentials at last Thursday’s debate in Phoenix sponsored by CNN and the Arizona Democratic Party. This marked the second debate in which retired general Wesley Clark […]

Tennis teams knock off Hoyas

The GW men and women’s tennis teams both defeated cross-town rival Georgetown on Friday. The men defeated the Hoyas for the third year in a row, 5-2, gaining all five points in singles competition. Senior Matt Hane and junior Matt Treadgold continued an undefeated fall season in doubles play. Despite windy weather conditions, the men […]

Gore, Lewis, TV stars headline Human Rights Campaign dinner

Posted 12:01am October 14 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief Al Gore, Congressman John Lewis, the cast of “The West Wing” and the “Fab 5” from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” headlined this year’s annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Saturday in Washington. The annual event is meant to honor those who play […]

WRGW hosts Octoberfest

About 250 students gathered in University Yard Saturday for free food, music and political awareness at the fifth Annual Octoberfest, co-sponsored WRGW and Common Cause. Students spent the day socializing and playing Frisbee in between listening to music. Local bands the Bicycle Thieves, Sad Bastards, Alfonso Valez, A Day in Black and White and The […]