February 2, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 40

Stories from the February 2, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

A night with the firefighters of Engine 23

The sound of alarm bells and the flicker of bright lights rouse firefighter William Wimbish from a chair in the Engine 23 firehouse. It’s just past midnight on Friday night, and the three other members of Wimbish’s battalion, who were sleeping upstairs, hurriedly saunter into the fire truck. An electronic screen in the corner of […]

Student laundry service readies for expansion

Students who still ship their dirty clothes home for their mothers to wash can get a cure for their laundry room phobia. Soapy Joe’s Laundry Service, which two GW graduates started last semester, increased customer numbers this spring and is looking to expand even further next year. This semester, 170 students use the service, which […]

Milestones mark Women’s win

After the GW women’s basketball team beat La Salle 81-64 Saturday, the focus was supposed to be on Joe McKeown’s milestone victory. But the head coach had to share the spotlight with one of his players, junior Anna Montanana, after an impressive achievement of her own. Several times this year, Montanana flirted with a triple-double, […]

GW sponsors voting project

As politicians and pundits gear up for the November general election, a GW-sponsored voting initiative is aiming to register 260,000 young voters in six states. The New Voters Project, sponsored by the GW Graduate School of Political Management and the State Public Interest Research Group, launched a campaign late last semester to register young voters […]

The dangers boosters present

Alumni, boosters and the money they donate play an integral role in collegiate athletics. Success generally requires a first-rate coach, quality facilities, solid equipment and the ability to travel. And all those things require money. But as 20th century poet Christopher Wallace once said, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems,” and at universities across the nation, that […]

Mayor faces recall effort

A community group seeking to oust D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams from office will start collecting the signatures of voters Monday in an effort to put a recall vote on the November ballot. The group, Save Our City, has 180 days to collect the signatures of 35,000 registered voters, or about 10 percent of the electorate, […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Fraternity spring rush kickoff event 6 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Great Hall Members gallery spring art show Enjoy wine and cheese while mingling with the artists 4 to 8 p.m. University Club, 1918 F St. N.W. Tuesday Faces of Homelessness Learn about the homeless and what students can do to help them 8:30 […]

Nation in brief

S&M club under investigation (U-WIRE) AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s investigation into a campus bondage and sadomasochism club has left the fate of the group in limbo. Club president Harlan “Duane” Long Jr. said university officials informed him that the Cuffs group would not be allowed to hold its first meeting, which was scheduled […]

Asian-American groups hold Winter Cotillion

Five Asian organizations on campus held its first annual Winter Cotillion Thursday to establish unity among Asian-American students. A cotillion is a traditional Filipino coming of age ceremony for a girl around the time of her 18th birthday. Similar to a “sweet sixteen” party, a cotillion is a way of ushering a girl into adulthood […]

Column: Triumphant Western ideology

The amazing storytelling of J. R. R. Tolkien and the masterful cinematography of Peter Jackson have captivated millions of Americans. But if one examines the background of Tolkien’s classic, he will catch the undertones of World War II, when the world and civilization were under siege by the dark force of totalitarianism. The situation parallels […]