October 16, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 20

Stories from the October 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University preps for Colonials Weekend

University officials are busily preparing for about 4,000 outside guests to arrive on campus for this year’s second annual Colonials Weekend. Last year about 3,000 people attended. Weekend events include a Beach Boys concert Saturday, a Whoopi Goldberg comedy routine Friday and several student organization and departmental reunions and activities. “Colonials Weekend is a time […]

Condos to replace local hospital

A new condominium complex being planned for the former Columbia Hospital for Women site will generate millions of dollars for the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. Trammel Crow Company is finalizing plans to construct a 330,000 square-foot facility with 225 condominiums and ground-floor stores on the site, located at 2425 L St. near Pennsylvania […]

Metro ads spark debate

Posters advocating the legalization of marijuana are on display in several Metrorail stations, riling politicians and commuters who said the ads are misleading and promote drug use. Change the Climate, a Massachusetts-based group, sponsored the ads in an effort to persuade politicians and the public that decriminalizing marijuana would increase tax revenue and curb drug-related […]

Liquor-related arrests decrease

Liquor law violations dropped by 38 percent and alcohol arrests fell by 78 percent in 2002, according to crime statistics released last week by University Police. Brian Hamluk, director of the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education, attributed the substantial decline to the parental notification system and promotion of alcohol awareness in campus programs. […]

Deli returns to MC

Students said they are pleased with GW’s decision to replace Fan Fare with Montague’s Deli, which opened on the ground floor of the Marvin Center Monday. The deli offers a variety of sandwiches, salads and deli meats, many of which are healthier than options found at other Marvin Center venues. “It’s really nice to have […]

Campus dining business up

While off-campus businesses are receiving increased sales with the advent of Colonial Cash this year, Aramark officials said business at J Street is not suffering. Officials said they attribute Aramark’s success to this year’s changes to J Street, which include the addition of a Subway, a Provisions Express market and an expanded Provisions Market. “We’re […]

Basketball ready to go

The GW men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold their first practice of the season Saturday, and players and coaches alike said they are excited to get back on the court together. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while,” sophomore forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu said. “I had knee surgery over the summer, so I’m […]

Senator Hagel speaks to College Republicans

“Political parties unite people under a common message, but individuals must not be constrained by their party,” Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said Tuesday night at a GW College Republicans meeting. “Good citizens need not belong to the College Republicans, College Democrats or College Socialists or College Greens,” Hagel said. “But these kinds of institutions help […]

It’s only a flesh wound

If you ask me to rate this film on a scale of one to 10, my head will explode. Using such a system on any other film is problematic; using it on “Kill Bill: Volume One” (Miramax) is hopelessly absurd. With all the ferocious zest that Quentin Tarantino has invested in his latest project, including […]