October 23, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 1

Stories from the October 23, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Symposium dissects debates and explores the youth vote

The podiums and backdrop that millions of Americans first saw during the Clinton-Dole debates last year were back on C-SPAN Monday when GW seniors Garrett Peel and Doug Miner took the stage to open a two-day conference at the Marvin Center. The Commission on Presidential Debates Symposium, co-sponsored by GW, recapped and dissected the 1996 […]

Madredeus offerssoothing music

The quintet Madredeus has evolved from a little-known, Lisbon-based group to Portugal’s most famous group of magicians – and one of Europe’s most acclaimed bands. With the album O Esp?rito da Paz (Capitol Records), which means the spirit of peace, the group attempts to gain a foothold on the opposite shore of the Atlantic. The […]

Cyber-Hatchet premiers

The GW Hatchet expanded from newsprint to cyberspace Wednesday, as The Hatchet launched its own site on the World Wide Web. The site (http://www.gwhatchet.com) features all of the stories that run in The Hatchet, as well as listings for local cultural events and movies. A search engine will allow readers to browse The Hatchet’s morgue, […]

Greed and jealousy snakethrough Devil’s Advocate

Greed and jealousy snakethrough Devil’s Advocate Andrea PhilpotWeekend Writer Greed, hubris, jealousy, competition, lust and dishonesty run rampant in Devil’s Advocate (Warner Brothers) to create a unique film. The movie springs from the coming of the new millennium – and with it, the Apocalypse. With scenes in which people turn into monsters, walls come to […]

Card-less students are disadvantaged

Eight hundred GW students have not yet received their promised Student Advantage membership cards, slated as part of the GWorld card program initiated in August, Student Advantage Marketing Manager Erik Geisler said this week. Geisler said he learned of the problem last week when the number of calls from GW students increased to a level […]

Film succeeds despite problem

Playing God (Touchstone Pictures) is one of the year’s best movies, except for a gaping hole in the plot. The film, which “X-Files” fans have awaited for almost a year, is marred by a large flaw that could ruin the movie for some. But most audiences will let it slide due to the sincerity of […]

Student groups hash out new JEC charter

Though student elections at GW are still months away, officials from the Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board already are preparing for next spring’s campaign. The first of two public hearings was held Monday to discuss changes to be made to the charter of the Joint Elections Committee, the group responsible for […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC The Full Monty (R)Fri. 1:45, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00Sat. 2:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:15Sun. 2:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:00Mon.-Thur. 5:45, 8:15, 10:15 In & Out (PG-13)Fri. 1:30, 5:30, 8:15, 10:30Sat. 2:00, 5:30, 8:15, 10:30Sun. 2:00, 5:30, 8:15, 10:15Mon.-Thur. 5:45, 8:15, 10:15 L.A. Confidential (R)Fri. 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 10:45Sat. 1:30, […]

Gays are normal

Last week Vice President Al Gore gave a speech to the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. In it, he spoke of the “deep responsibilities” Hollywood carries due to its great influence on American culture and society. He praised “Sesame Street” for the lessons it teaches children, and “All in the Family” for forcing Americans to […]

SJT, Clinton applaud literacy initiative

President Bill Clinton announced Tuesday that one year after the introduction of his “America Reads Challenge” tutoring program, almost 800 universities have committed to the cause of teaching elementary students to read. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was one of several university presidents who joined Clinton at the White House to commemorate the program’s success. […]