April 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 60

Stories from the April 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Gay politicians debate tactics

Prominent members of the gay community talked about the effectiveness of efforts to legalize same-sex marriage at a forum in the Marvin Center Monday night. The discussion, sponsored by GW Pride and the College Democrats, featured openly gay politicians Rep. Barney Frank and D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham along with Human Rights Campaign lobbyist Matthew McTighe. […]

Column: Standing with a racist

Joseph Cohen, an Orthodox Jew, moved from the United States to Israel in 1998. Three years later, Cohen converted to Islam and changed his name to Yosef Mohammed Khatib. Today, Cohen maintains a thick New York accent but alleges his support for Hamas and Osama bin Laden. Accordingly, he believes that no Jewish life should […]

Blood, Guts, and a healthy helping of the king

Running on the success of their recent album, Coral Fang, the Distillers blew through D.C. in a gale of punk rock glory. About an hour before show time, guitarist Tony Bradley took some time out to sit down with The Hatchet in the red room of the Black Cat. Hatchet: You’re the newest member of […]

Housing accommodates wait listed students

Housing officials checked off the last few names on the campus housing wait list Wednesday, enabling all interested students to live in University buildings next fall. The original list of 164 sophomores was exhausted just over a month after the initial online selection process. A separate list of upperclassmen was given housing within a week […]

WNBA eyes GW stars

GW women’s basketball players Cathy Joens and Ugo Oha will sit by the phone this weekend, waiting for a call that could determine their futures. On the other end of the line, they hope to hear from one of 13 WNBA teams, telling them they’ve just been drafted. Head coach Joe McKeown and WNBA executives […]

Will Bill Kill?

Usually, a second installment in a film series is mere catering to fans of the original hungry for more of the same. Those who didn’t like the first go-round should generally be cautioned to not bother with a second helping. That’s common sense, really, but this is Quentin Tarantino we’re talking about, so you can […]

Crime log

Disorderly Conduct 4/9 – Public Space 12:01 a.m. – case closed Five students were arguing with a cab driver on the 2100 block of F Street. Two of the students complained that they did not want to pay the fare, and fled the scene. The other three students were left to pay the fee. Referred […]

Golf takes fourth at invite

The GW men’s golf team placed fourth in the 13-team field at the Rehoboth Beach Spring Invitational Monday. Originally scheduled as a 36-hole event, the invitational was shortened to 18 holes due to heavy rains. The University of Maryland won the invitational with a team total of 295, 10 shots ahead of second-place United States […]

Who’s good and who’s evil?

Dolph Lundgren has an IQ of 160. He was an Olympic athlete, speaks five languages and has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And yet he gave it all up. Why, you ask? Most likely because he had the chance to play one of the coolest comic book heroes […]

Kerry proposes free tuition

In an effort to galvanize young voters, presumed Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry is pushing a plan that would give free rides to public university students who perform two years of community service. To promote his plan, Sen. Kerry (D-Mass.) embarked on a series of campus visits, which began Monday with a visit to the […]