December 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 33

Stories from the December 8, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Bush visits troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving

Posted 8:00pm December 4 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Stunned expressions filled a makeshift military base at the Baghdad International Airport as President Bush surprised 600 U.S. troops for Thanksgiving dinner. The trip, top-secret and in the works for almost six weeks, allowed Bush to assure troops their work in Iraq is creating peace […]

Women pull off second straight upset of Top 25 team

Posted Friday, Dec. 19, 12:57 a.m. To find the origin of why the GW women’s basketball team dominated the University of Oregon at the Smith Center Thursday night, you actually have to look back more than 15 years. At that time, GW head coach Joe McKeown was at New Mexico State University, and he was […]

Column: Action needed to save historical GW

“Here in Spartan splendor strolled the faculty in black silk robes; here waited the carriage of President John Quincy Adams as he attended a new professor’s opening lecture; here Stephen Chapin presided over the institution that was to become The George Washington University,” wrote the late Elmer Louis Kayser of a section of town not […]

Men’s basketball loses fourth in a row at No. 10 St. Joseph’s

Posted Saturday, Jan. 3, 11:15 p.m. St. Joseph’s guard Jameer Nelson could not do much last January in his team’s 74-68 loss to the GW men’s basketball team. In that game, the eight-time A-10 player of the week scored only eight points on 2-for-10 shooting. Almost a year later, Nelson got some payback by racking […]

Hatchet Holiday Gift Guide

The clock is ticking – the start of Hanukkah is just 11 days away and Christmas is in two weeks – but luckily for you, sales at the mall never seem to end. No matter if your shopping list is long or short, filled with people naughty or nice, consult this gift guide to find […]

Interview with Ben Affleck

In his upcoming film “Paycheck” (Paramount Pictures), Ben Affleck plays a genius whose work for high tech corporations requires that his memory be periodically erased. “Paycheck” is directed by acclaimed action film director John Woo (“Broken Arrow”, “Face/Off”) and has a cast that includes Uma Thurman and Aaron Eckhart. In a recent Hatchet interview, Affleck […]

Letters to the Editor

Business as usual In the Dec. 4 Hatchet, Zej Moczydlowski gave readers a lesson in “Business in the real world”(p. 4). I must first point out that Aramark, the AFL-CIO and the Progressive Student Union have been dealing with business in the real world long before he or I gave our two cents. While Mr. […]

Students nosh on free food at Breakfast

Posted Friday, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. Students in midst of studying for finals got a break Wednesday night, as faculty members and staff served them an assortment of free food at Midnight Breakfast. The biannual breakfast offered eggs, French toast, pastries, fried potatoes and fruit to the more than 2,000 attendees. Themed “Camp GW,” the […]

Home Entertainment

Choice CDs ?????Missy Elliott, This is Not a Test (Goldmind/Elektra) ?????Jay Z, The Black Album (Roc-a-Fella) ?????Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista) ?????Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (Legacy Recordings) ?????Johnny Cash, Unearthed (Lost Highway) ?????Ryan Adams, lloRnkcoR (Lost Highway) ?????Blink 182, Blink 182 (Geffen) ?????The Strokes, Room on Fire (RCA) ?????Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe […]