February 9, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 42

Stories from the February 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Wellness Center offers more exercise classes

Students have more variety in exercise instruction this semester since the Health and Wellness Center added more classes and teachers. Officials said they are accommodating a growing interest in fitness classes. Andre Julien, assistant athletic director of Health and Wellness and Recreation Programs, said about 550 to 600 people bought passes last semester, about 150 […]

Inside our Pages: Losing one of our own

Death is one of the most difficult subjects a reporter can cover. For reporters at a student newspaper, covering an untimely, unnatural student death is even more difficult. And when those student reporters are also the close friends and colleagues of the victim, reporting on the tragedy is seemingly impossible. The Hatchet family is grieving […]

Corrections

In the article “GW awaits school deal” (Feb. 2, p.1), School Without Walls Principal Sheila Mills Harris was incorrectly quoted as saying she supported GW’s proposal to buy the high school. GW has never expressed interest in buying the high school, and Harris supports a University proposal to build a new building for the magnet […]

D.C. in Brief

Toxin found in Senate office The discovery of small amounts of the poison ricin in a Senate mailroom last week has prompted an investigation into how the chemical got into the building. The toxin was found Feb. 2 in the Dirsken Senate building office of Majority Leader Bill Frist. Officials are unsure how the chemical […]

Campus Calendar

Monday “Peace Service as it Relates to Peace Studies” – discussion about peace services as a career 6 to 7:30 p.m. Academic Building room 100, Mount Vernon Campus The Kalb Report The New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller will join host Marvin Kalb 8 p.m. National Press Club, 529 14th St. N.W., 13th Floor […]

Romance is the word for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was so much simpler in elementary school. Everyone received cheap, paper Valentine’s valentine’s with the cartoon characters on themsuch as Scooby Doo or Mickey Mouse, and nobody felt left out. And the most intimate messages came in the form of candy hearts reading, “Be Mine” or “Kisses XOXO.” So when did the holiday […]

Talking ’bout a TiVo-lution

Imagine you were unlucky enough to be in the bathroom during the Superbowl halftime show and missed Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction.” You would be absolutely devastated that you missed this legendary moment in television history; that is, unless you have TiVo – the digital VCR-like box that lets you pause live television. All you have […]

Rams get Popped

In the GW men’s basketball team’s 82-74 victory over Rhode Island Saturday, sophomore forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu had one of his best all-around games as a Colonial, setting new career highs with 25 points and 12 rebounds. But as usual, it was not the numbers but rather his acrobatic dunks that stood out. Mensah-Bonsu’s reverse alley-oop […]

D.C. women’s shelters provide for those in need

In the United States, a rape occurs every five minutes; every nine seconds a woman is physically abused; and nearly 500,000 women are homeless. Although efforts have been made to curb these numbers, they remain extraordinarily high nationwide, both within major urban centers and in rural towns. By age 18, nearly one out of every […]