February 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Serving the president

“It was like being in the front row and watching the passing parade of history,” said Alonzo Fields, the first black chief butler of the White House. In the one-man performance titled “Looking over the President’s Shoulder,” Wendell Wright, playing Fields, gives audience members an especially intimate view of the former inhabitants of the most […]

Drinking lawsuit returns to court

A lawsuit filed by D.C. college students seeking to decriminalize underage drinking will be submitted to a District court following its dismissal by a federal judge last month. The U.S. District Court, a federal body, ruled last week that it does not have jurisdiction over the case, which alleges that Metropolitan Police has been ignoring […]

Valentine’s Day

* There are 1 billion valentine cards sent each year. It’s the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas, with 2.6 billion cards. * The Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom are martyred. (source: historychannel.com) * 68 percent of valentines are sent for friends or […]

Spring rush numbers increase

Fraternity leaders said they are pleased with last week’s rush, as at least 20 more GW males pledged a fraternity this semester compared with last spring. Although spring rush is typically smaller than fall rush, at least 83 students will be pledging fraternities this spring, compared with 63 last year. Every fraternity and two sororities […]

SA gets record number of pres. candidates

Students will be able to choose the next Student Association president from the largest presidential candidate pool in at least a decade, with 10 students set to compete. Juniors Clifton Coffey, Glenn Dym, Dan LeClair, Justin Luther, Ruarri Miller, David Rochestie, SA Sen. Lee Roupas (U-At Large), Joe Venti, former SA Senator Omar Woodard and […]

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Are you trying to impress a certain someone this Valentine’s Day? Do you want to do something special on a budget? Or maybe you just didn’t make dinner reservations for Feb. 14 far enough in advance. Whatever your Valentine’s Day circumstances may be, the best – and most economical – solution is cooking a special […]

Kerry sweeps weekend caucuses

Posted 4:25pm February 13 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last weekend’s caucuses proved to be yet another stunning victory for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who swept Michigan and Washington on Saturday and Maine on Sunday. Kerry received 52 percent of the vote in Michigan. Former Governor Howard Dean was left trailing far behind with […]

Campuses cope with suicides

When University of Arizona sophomore Jed Satow took his own life in 1998 he left his family and friends searching for reasons why a student with so much promise would commit suicide. Satow, a popular and jovial teen from New York, never showed signs of the depression that his mother said ultimately claimed his life. […]

Wicked love on screen and in song

Like Christmas, Valentine’s Day has been snatched from the street and into the van of corporate exploitation and greed, smacked around a bit, and left on the side of the road, bruised and battered. Below is a list of films and albums that offer skewed, warped and even perverse points of view on love and […]