February 2, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 40

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

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 […]

Greek orgs. prepare to recruit

Fraternity leaders said they are optimistic about recruiting new members this week, despite a decrease in some groups’ rush numbers this fall. Recruitment for the Interfraternity Council’s 13 recognized organizations begins Monday in the Marvin Center Great Hall at 6 p.m. Activities throughout the week include mingling with Hooters restaurant employees, poker, cigar smoking and […]

Letters to the Editor

Excitement and civility This is a wonderful time to be a student and a college basketball fan. The early-season games are over and the quests for conference championships begin. The Atlantic 10 Conference has always prided itself on providing the very best in intercollegiate athletics. Not just on the basketball court, not just on a […]