January 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 34

Stories from the January 12, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Affordable Elegance: 1789

1789 1226 36th St. N.W. (at 36th and Prospect) (202) 965-1789 www.1789restaurant.com A new semester has begun, and roommates, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends are finally reunited after a break for the holidays. Instead of the nights of talking online and on the phone or e-mailing, you can actually get together with the friends whom you […]

Campus, family remember student’s life

He had a warm smile and a signature wave, religiously wore pink flip-flops and cooked gourmet meals for his friends. In his first and only semester at the GW Law School, Chris Bartok made a distinct imprint on the community, according to many of the more than 200 friends, acquaintances, professors and family members who […]

GW law student found dead

Metropolitan Police are still investigating the death of GW Law School student Chris Bartok, who was found in the Potomac River about three weeks ago. MPD officials said they are not treating Bartok’s death as a homicide but would not comment further on their work. They said they are awaiting the results of a cause […]

GW in Brief

SJT assumes chair of Chamber of Commerce GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was recently named the chair of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization geared toward improving the business climate in D.C. Barbara Lang, the Chamber’s president, told The Washington Post that Trachtenberg was a good choice for […]

Hawks end home streak

Exactly five years to the day since the GW women’s basketball team lost its last home conference game, St. Joseph’s shocked the Colonials in a 64-62 thriller Saturday night at the Smith Center. On Jan. 10, 1999, the Colonials lost to then-Atlantic 10 member Virginia Tech but won 37 straight conference games at the Smith […]

The great thaw

A favorite quote of mine is that of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. “Living next door to the United States,” he said, “is like sleeping with an elephant. You are affected by every twitch and grunt.” How true that must be. Back in October, I wrote an article focusing on our icy relations with […]

The diversity of ideas

The elite, liberal intelligentsia is a devoted guardian of political and social dogmas that now form the very political foundation of the modern Democratic Party. It blindly endorses such na?ve slogans as “stronger gun laws reduce crime” and “universal health care for all.” In the case of fighting fanatical terrorists intent on our destruction, we […]

Queer Eye for the GW Guy

Since it premiered last summer, Bravo’s hit makeover series, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” has gotten a lot of people thinking. For starters, it’s got some guys thinking it’s OK to dress to impress, while women everywhere are wondering why the men in their lives don’t put more effort into their appearances. But with […]

Colonials bounce back

After his team lost all four games of its winter break road trip, junior guard T.J. Thompson sounded happy to be playing at the Smith Center again. “We’ve been on a little slump,” he said after his team defeated Temple 78-60 on Wednesday. “So it was important to get this win to break the ice, […]

Staff Editorial: Squandered opportunity for the District

On Friday GW played host to a little-known debate as a lead-up to this Tuesday’s D.C. presidential “primary.” Instead of a heated forum on the election’s most important issues, the debate was reduced to a meeting of the candidates who have long been written off as the unelectable fringe. At one point, D.C. political leaders […]