February 2, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 40

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

Editorial: Our choice: John Edwards

The past four years have been the nadir of the modern Democratic Party. After losing the closest election in American history and subsequently being humiliated in the midterm congressional elections of 2002, the party has hinged much of its hope on the 2004 presidential election. Aiming to take back the White House, Democrats have seen […]

Battle of the Sexes

Q: My best friend Leslie, my then-boyfriend Stephen and I went to Hawaii over spring break last year. We all got drunk together, then when my back was turned, Leslie and Stephen hooked up. I was furious with them and they apologized, saying they were drunk and never meant to hurt me. But after we […]

Column: On both sides of the wall

At midnight a few days a go I received a call from my mom. She called to tell me that New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman’s documentary on the Israeli “security fence” would be on. One hour after I convinced my roommate to shut off “Tiger Woods 2004” to watch the documentary, we […]

Column: Fairer treatment needed

First of all, I would like to say that I am a political centrist, even perhaps leaning a little toward the left. Despite this, I believe The Hatchet’s treatment of President Bush is unfair. I did not want to come out crying liberal bias on The Hatchet, but Brian Smith’s article covering the State of […]

Positively 14th Street

U Street/Cardozo Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. With perfect grace, I sailed through the air, mimicking the poise of a prima ballerina as I unsuccessfully jumped over a puddle. I wound up ankle deep in a slushy abyss of Mother Nature’s winter vomit. I would have felt sorry for myself, but since it provided such […]

Road troubles continue

At the end of the GW men’s basketball team’s 72-65 loss to Richmond Saturday, a group of rowdy Spiders fans rushed the floor at the Robbins Center to celebrate. GW head coach Karl Hobbs said that while he was disappointed at his team’s continuing struggles on the road (3-17 in regular-season conference road games since […]

Varsity Roundup

Swimming and diving loses to GMU on Senior Day The GW swimming and diving teams lost to George Mason Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center, with the men falling 141-100 and the women dropping a tight contest 125-117. With the losses, the men are now 1-7 and the women are 3-5 heading into the Atlantic […]

GW In Brief

University unviels “Ask GW” The University announced its “Ask GW” initiative this week, a resource that will enable students to ask administrators and professors questions online. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will be “Ask GW’s” first guest this week. Students can post questions Monday to Sunday on http://www.gwnewscenter.org. Trachtenberg will post his answers starting Feb. […]

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 […]