February 17, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

La Madeleine is purely provencal American

La Madeleine 3000 M St. N.W. (202) 337-6975 www.La Madeleine.com If you are planning to study abroad in France, this is not the place to start. La Madeleine is a French bakery, but only in the American sense. This is Americanized French food, and who doesn’t like a little taste of Uncle Sam? After entering […]

Editorial: Lighten up on Greeks

Greek-letter life is becoming increasingly stagnant on campus. Whereas only four years ago G Street – referred to as the unofficial “Greek Row” – was a hotbed of Greek-letter activity, most of these once-popular houses are now closed. The houses have been effectively replaced by the newly established University-owned Townhouse Row on 23rd Street. These […]

HBO loses its ‘Sex’ drive

“Can women have sex like men?” was the first question posed by Carrie Bradshaw. And the questions never stopped: “To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf?” “Are there women in New York who are there just to make us feel bad about ourselves?” “Maybe mistakes shape […]

Column: Vote for The Donald

The Donald for 2004. No, I do not mean Mr. Trump, the real estate mogul of New York, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Palm Beach. I mean that I give my personal endorsement to none other than Mr. Donald Rumsfeld, the current secretary of defense, for the presidential nomination of 2004. I choose to differ […]

British beauty fad hits M Street

Lush 3066 M St. N.W. Wednesday, Feb. 4 1:32 p.m. When my editor assigned me to write about Lush, she described the store as a sort of “beauty deli” where you could purchase a pound of soap neatly hand-wrapped in white paper like a pound of American cheese you just brought home from the GW […]

Column: We all bear the responsibility

Who bears responsibility when workers at a university campus are unable to exercise their basic rights and freedoms? Who bears responsibility for the workers at GW’s Colonial Parking trying to organize for better wages, better health care and a better standard of living for their families? Who bears responsibility for cafeteria workers struggling in the […]

Nation in brief

Vanderbilt students face file-sharing lawsuits (U-WIRE) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nine Vanderbilt University students could be among the latest individuals sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally distributing music over the Internet – and none of them knows about it yet. The RIAA sent nine individual subpoena notices to Vanderbilt’s Information Technology Services […]

GW pushes for F Street dormitory

GW will seek approval for a trimmed down version of a proposed F Street residence hall at a D.C. hearing Thursday. After originally formulating plans for a 120-foot facility to be built in the parking lot behind Francis Scott Key Hall, the University went back to the drawing board this fall to accommodate D.C. zoning […]

Column: A Sox fan reacts to A-Rod in pinstripes

There is no use trying to beat the Yankees in a fistfight. Just think back to grade school. A bully steals your lunch money for the 26th time and finally you’re fed up. You confront him and maybe land a few punches, but the fight hasn’t even started for him yet. Soon, he’s landing rights, […]

Community mourns Jenny Dierdorff

More than 500 students, faculty and friends of sophomore Jennifer Dierdorff gathered in the Smith Center Thursday night to recall fond memories of the student. The 90-minute service was followed by a candlelight vigil in Kogan Plaza. Dierdorff, 19, of Naperville, Ill., was found dead Feb. 6 in an Arlington, Va., motel room from an […]