October 27, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 2

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

Roofs and boilers and.

If opening schools three weeks late in September due to roof repairs wasn’t bad enough, students at D.C. public schools now face the closings of seven schools for boiler repairs. It seems that no matter how much students complain about the state of their schools, the adults responsible refuse to listen. Instead of their concern […]

Excellent Smithers

The Justice Department announced last week that it is seeking to fine Microsoft $1 million a day for violating a 1995 agreement aimed to restrain some of the company’s business practices. The decision has provoked debate about whether Microsoft is a monopoly and violates federal anti-trust laws. Does Microsoft ensure its firm grip on the […]

PSU promotes Cornel West’s Restoring Hope

Cornel West, author, professor and political activist, promoted Restoring Hope, a book that addresses societal racism and the hope to overcome it, to a full crowd in the Marvin Center Ballroom Saturday afternoon. “What this book is about has no room for optimism, it has no room for pessimism, it’s about hope and struggle . […]

Diary of a Sunday afternoon: watching soccer in the rain

Instead of telling you the moral at the end of the story, I am going to let you know what it is now. Don’t make decisions more complex than deciding what to eat for breakfast when you have just woken up. Now I can tell the story. It begins with me trying to find a […]

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 […]