October 23, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 22

Stories from the October 23, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW survives Dunning’s absence

The GW volleyball team swept George Mason Tuesday night at the Smith Center for its second victory over the Patriots this season. Despite playing without senior co-captain Lauren Dunning, the Colonials won easily compared to their five-game victory over GMU in the season-opening Patriot Invitational. Freshman Kaimana Lee replaced Dunning to make the first start […]

Sniper suspect changes mind on representation

Posted 12:04am October 24 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Accused Washington, D.C.-area sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad reversed his decision to represent himself Wednesday morning. The decision came two days after Muhammad, with no formal legal training, began a shaky self-defense. The defendant surprised the nation when he announced on the first day of […]

Column: Sox, Cubs fans not the only ones waiting for next year

And you thought the Yankees-Red Sox series was exciting. Can you feel the electricity on campus this week? It’s unbelievable. All those Yankees fans wearing their hats while trying to remember that the World Series is still being played. Both of those Marlins fans wearing jerseys that haven’t seen the light of day in years. […]

Staff Editorial: The faculty and trimesters

This is the second in a series of editorials addressing the proposed alternative academic calendar. With the many student life concerns dominating the discussion surrounding the administration’s proposal for a mandatory summer session, it is easy to overlook the potential impact a change to a trimester-like system could have on GW’s faculty. While administrators stress […]

Column: A silent presidency

The bad news is that watching a Democratic debate sometimes bears odd resemblance to an overcrowded family arguing over the best cut of the turkey at Thanksgiving. The good news is that the turkey is President Bush. If the polls continue down their current path, and barring a Kucinich-Sharpton ticket, it seems that the Democrats […]

Letters to the Editor

Shocking immaturity I was awed but hardly shocked at the level of immaturity in a recent Hatchet column, “End the Pessimism” (Oct. 16, p. 5). Contributing Editor James Gilbreath’s blunt accusation that the Republican Party is “spread(ing) lies” is haphazardly thrown into casual speech as if it were an indisputable fact not requiring any factual […]

Column: Downright shameful rhetoric

The list of past Democratic presidents is long and distinguished. It is composed of vibrant, visionary leaders. Men who dutifully answered their country’s call amid turbulent times and, in the process, forever shaped the very course of world events and the ideals of one of America’s great political parties. However, after analyzing the rhetoric of […]

Crew can’t find rhythm at Head of the Charles

The GW men’s varsity crew team finished 35th out of 41 entries at the 39th annual Head of the Charles River crew competition Sunday. The women’s team finished 37th out of 40 teams. The prestigious race runs for three miles along the Charles River in Boston, where teams from all over the world come to […]

Reel to Reel: Movie Reviews

“Veronica” I am a movie that takes place in Ireland! Actually, I’m not. But this is what I would be saying if I were “Veronica Guerin” (Touchstone Pictures), Cate Blanchett’s latest attempt at claiming the Academy Award that Paltrow girl so unjustly stole from her. Everything about the film screams “Emerald Isle,” from its rather […]