March 25, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 53

Stories from the March 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Letter from Iraq: A profile in courage

ABU GHRAIB, IRAQ My 11 months in Iraq have taught me that courage is a relative thing, relative to situation and circumstance. In America, courage comes easy. Just flip through the channels and you’ll likely catch canned human drama and death-defying bravery on one of the myriad “reality” TV shows. Or read the newspapers. A […]

Tapping The Rock

The Rock is actually much smaller in person. And friendlier than you’d expect after his days with World Wrestling Entertainment and his tough-guy roles in recent films such as “The Rundown” and his new release, “Walking Tall” (MGM), which hits theaters next Friday. The Hatchet sat down with The Rock to talk about his wrestling […]

Column: The terrorist iceberg

Less than three years ago, most Americans were blessedly blind and ignorant to the affairs of the world of terrorism. Most could have cared less about the happenings in far away places they still cannot find on a map; places like Afghanistan or Kabul that were about as relevant to everyday life as Antarctica. But […]

Smith powers offense

Strong offense and just enough starting pitching over the last two weeks has helped the GW baseball team get back on track after a rough start to the season. After beginning the year 2-7, the Colonials have won four in a row and 11 of their last 14 games to post a record of 13-10. […]

Bar Belle: Lauriol Plaza

Where: 1835 18th St. N.W. Getting in: Carded at bar/table Cover: None Dress: NYC restaraunt opening Specials: nada, so be ready to whip out those 20s Over spring break I indulged in one of my greatest vices – fashion magazines. For seven glorious days my mind was swimming with visions of Prada’s fall/winter line, the […]

Varsity Roundup

Water polo stops Terrapins The GW women’s water polo team defeated Maryland 16-4 at the Smith Center Wednesday night. Senior Kira Canon had five goals for the Colonials and junior Kendra Shanley also had a strong match offensively. GW jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back. “We’re looking good. I’m happy […]

Beyond Bob: An Interview with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith. His name alone can ignite passionate hatred or fanatical fanboy-ism, depending on who you talk to, so he must be doing something right. Sadly, his name can also evoke a blank stare. That is, at least, until you say, “You know … Silent Bob?” That’s when people will smile and nod. Love him […]

Sports Brief: Penders hired at Houston

Penders hired at Houston The University of Houston hired former GW men’s basketball coach Tom Penders this week, the Associated Press reported. He is replacing Ray McCallum, who resigned March 8 after compiling a 44-72 record in four seasons. “If (Roger) Clemens and Andy Pettite think (Houston) is a good place to finish up their […]

Alumnus dies in N.Y. fire

A GW alumnus perished in a fire in his parents’ Long Island home Friday. Mark Bernetti, who graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in history, was the only member of his family to die in the blaze. Friends of Bernetti remember a man who loved life and lived each moment to its fullest. “Many […]