October 27, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 2

Stories from the October 27, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

BPU hosts Black Female Appreciation Week

Black Female Appreciation Week featured events varying from Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s Miss Freshman Pageant Oct. 19 to a bus trip to the Million Woman March in Philadelphia Oct. 25 in celebration of black women on campus. The week’s climax was a Black Female Appreciation Dinner in the Marvin Center Colonial Commons Friday. It featured […]

GW closes road trip with losses at Fordham, Va. Tech

The GW women’s volleyball team ended its three-week road trip with a five-game losing streak, falling to Fordham University Wednesday and Virginia Tech Saturday. The Colonial women will be happy to play on their home court this Wednesday night against George Mason University. It is also “Nike Night,” where the first 500 attendees will receive […]

Letters to the Editor

The struggle continues The opinion piece Oct. 20 (“PSU enjoys protest right thanks in part to Columbus’ achievement,” The GW Hatchet, p.4) used half-truths and incomplete historical analyses to develop a political perspective that is a total lie. The piece was a barely-concealed attempt to protect a racist vision of the world that gives credit […]

Peyroux makes blues style her own

Opening the show for Sarah McLachlan Oct. 18, Madeline Peyroux filled the Patriot Center with her seductive voice. With a simple black backdrop behind her, she stood, guitar in hand, between the two members of her band. Peyroux demanded attention. As her deep voice echoed throughout the arena, Peyroux performed with passion to a restless […]

Landmines affect millions

I feel compelled to respond to the opinion article “New Landmine Treaty is Unrealistic” (The GW Hatchet, Oct. 23, p.5). Unfortunately, the editorial only presented half of the story. It neglected to mention the effects that landmines have on people. The majority of landmine victims are civilians. Twenty-six thousand people a year are killed or […]

Sports Briefs

Koul, Mescheriakov honored by preseason magazine Dick Vitale’s College Basketball Yearbook and Street and Smith’s magazines both bestowed preseason honors on GW’s Yegor Mescheriakov and Alexander Koul. Vitale’s College Basketball Yearbook named Mescheriakov to its first team All-Atlantic 10 Primetime-Players, while Koul was named to the second team. The magazine also ranked the GW men’s […]

Colonials fall to surprising Xavier, Dayton on the road

The GW men’s soccer team lost two games on the road this weekend to Atlantic 10 rivals Xavier and Dayton, both of which are having surprisingly good seasons. Xavier is now 7-1 in the A-10 conference, while Dayton is 6-3. The Flyers finished the season undefeated at home after beating GW. In the preseason A-10 […]

Madredeus places spell on audience

Through a background of complex acoustic rhythms came the angelic voice of Teresa Salgueiro, singing with Madredeus at Lisner Auditorium Friday night. By the end of the night, the audience was in love with that angel’s voice, and with the band. The night began on a humorous note when Carlos Trindade on synthesizer delayed the […]

GW Fraternities Combat National Opinion in Wake of Hazing Deaths

The GW Interfraternity Council has 102 additional members as a result of its September 1997 rush process. In the same month, the 12 fraternities of the IFC were among the many students across the nation shocked by the recent deaths of two freshmen fraternity pledges at Louisiana State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The […]