February 23, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 46

Stories from the February 23, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Declassifying History

Did you know that in 1990 a U.S. psychological operation in Nicaragua used rock songs to “blast out” Manuel Noriega from refuge and into U.S. custody? Did you know the CIA wanted to include “novelty items such as ‘gusano libre’ pins, toy balloons … decals, stickers, etc.” in hot-air balloons to oust Fidel Castro? Did […]

Student court rules against ‘A Clean Slate’

The Student Court ruled unanimously against a claim from a senatorial candidate on Thursday. Candidate and current Sen. Ben Traverse (U-CCAS) argued that he and 11 other members of a “Clean Slate” should be allowed to put the phrase next to their names on the ballot. The Joint Election Committee, which oversees the SA election, […]

The Morning After

To our readers: Battle of the Sexes has been discontinued, and in its place, Style will publish “The Morning After” Each week The Hatchet’s own sex-perts (a new chick and the same old dick) will offer their opinion on sex, relationships and love at GW. Chick: Of course some people just don’t do relationships. I […]

Presidents reflect on role’s changes

The next Student Association president will face numerous challenges including administrative red tape and an extremely busy schedule, recent presidents warn. SA President Kris Hart, a junior, said that while he considered running for a second term for what he referred to as a 70-hour per week position, he wanted to give someone else the […]

Piping Hot

D.C. chili spots Ben’s Chili Bowl 1213 U St. N.W. (202) 667-0909 Hard Times Cafe Chili Parlor 1404 King St. Alexandria, Va. (703) 837-0050 3028 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Va. (703) 528-2233 La Prima Shops at 2000 Penn. (202) 887-1001 Chili is a winter food trend that Washington has never ignored. It has the spice to […]

Candidates splurge on campaigns

Student Association elections bring a bombardment of posters, palm cards, buttons, stickers and candy with candidates’ names and slogans printed on them. The Joint Election Committee regulates candidate spending on campaign paraphernalia. Presidential and executive vice presidential candidates may spend up to $750, while senators are capped at $400. Either the JEC or a third […]

Swimmers, divers earn familiar finish

Swimming and diving teams change each year as older student-athletes graduate and younger ones take their place, but when the Atlantic 10 Championships come around, it seems as though everything stays the same. For the third straight year, the women’s top three finishers were identical, as GW took third place this past weekend in Buffalo, […]

Baseball loads up on young talent for run at A-10 Title

Following a season in which the GW baseball team reached its fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament but failed to defend its 2002 title, the Colonials head into this season with plans to take that championship back. And they may just have the talent to do it. Position players Chris Barry, Travis Crowder and Tony Dokoupil […]

SJT addresses foreign affairs

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg spoke about the role universities play in democracy and nation-building at the Woodrow Wilson Center Thursday afternoon. “We have, with some exceptions, become a truly internationalist nation,” Trachtenberg said at the beginning of a 30-minute speech covering the progression of America as an international nation, the role of the United […]

Gymnasts score season high at Kent State

The GW gymnastics team scored its highest total of the season Friday to finish second out of three teams at Kent State University. The Colonials’ 195.400 total put them ahead of Bowling Green University’s 194.975 and behind the Golden Flashes’ winning total of 196.350. Senior Rachel Mann led GW, finishing with a 9.900 as the […]