January 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 37

Stories from the January 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hats off to a royal show

During the deep freeze of winter, we bustle around in coats, scarves, gloves and hats. But do any of us ever stop to think about what our hats are saying about us? For most, hats just say we’re cold, but for many women – particularly black women – hats mean so much more. Regina Taylor’s […]

The Bar Belle: The Front Page

1333 New Hampshire Ave. N.W. Carded: at every entrance Cover: none Dress: Winter weather chic Specials: Everyone’s favorite Thursday deal of six Coronas for $10 and happy hour from 10 p.m. to close on Saturday Who wants to mix alcohol, fashionable footwear and slippery sidewalks? The sleet started to fall around 6 p.m. on Saturday, […]

Editorial: Intriguing lawsuit

A D.C. law firm has initiated litigation against the city on behalf of underage drinkers, arguing that legal precedent relegates underage drinking to a civil offense. The firm – representing several students – attempts to argue that a 1997 law reducing the penalties for underage drinking applies to the plaintiffs regardless of the fact that […]

The King

“I’m a diabetic now. The funny thing about being a diabetic is that a lot of the things you used to enjoy, well, they just don’t work no more. I’m 76 years old. And tonight, I feel good!” said legendary jazz artist B.B. King as he threw his hands over his head and wiggled in […]

Editorial: A failed policy

Last night, President Bush gave his annual State of the Union address, laying out many new initiatives for the United States. Among these initiatives was another call for more funding supporting abstinence-only sex education. And while this page would love to buy into the utopian fantasy the president attempts to portray, such programs do not […]

Some cordial advice

I wasn’t going to write an anti-Dean column. Dean faltered in Iowa, and the media, being the sensationalists they are, will be overplaying the story all week. I didn’t care to join them. But all that changed as I watched Sen. John Edwards’ inspirational victory speech be interrupted as the media filmed a coked up […]

A great paradox

The term “Orwellian,” according to Daniel J. Leab of Brown University, “has become a synonym for the oppressive social forces that make us discontented and fearful, be they by state regimentation, or (other means).” The book whose message this term is derived from – George Orwell’s “1984” – is a dark tale of a world […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. award ceremony 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center Transfer Student get-together 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center room 403 110 Days ’til graduation party party for seniors 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Third Edition 1218 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Sponsored by […]

The long path ahead

South Asia watchers have much to cheer about this New Year. Bitter rivals India and Pakistan have decided to commence peace talks in February. The process – initiated in April 2003, when the Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee extended India’s “hand of friendship” to Pakistan – culminated in a meeting this month between the […]

SA Notes

SA sets election dates Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board elections will be held Feb. 25 and 26, the SA announced Tuesday. The SA finalized election preparations by appointing its representatives for the Joint Election committee and approving the JEC charter. The JEC charter governs SA, PB and MCGB elections. The SA […]