October 30, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 3

Stories from the October 30, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Much more to US-Chinese relations than just human rights

As Chinese President Jiang Zemin makes his way across the country, many Americans have called for President Clinton to demand that China make major improvements in the treatment of its people – particularly political dissidents, Tibetans and other minorities and prisoners – or otherwise face U.S. sanctions and ostracization from the world community. While such […]

Clinton’s counsel discusses law in ‘upside down’ capital

The defense attorney who represents President Clinton in the Paula Jones case discussed recent political scandals and the campaign finance reform hearings during a lecture at GW Law School Tuesday. Robert S. Bennett spoke about practicing law in Washington, a city he called “Alice’s Wonderland,” as part of the Enrichment Program Series presented by the […]

Ideals vs. pragmatism

China presents the United States with some difficult decisions. On one hand, it fails miserably to live up to the standard American ideals of human rights and freedoms. Thus, some want to limit relations between the two countries until China begins respecting its people’s rights. But on the other hand, China and its 1.2 billion […]

Stop ignoring the plight of Tibetans

“Human existence, if used destructively, has the potential to annihilate everything we know,” said the Dalai Lama. On Feb. 3, 1992, Lobsang Choedon, a Buddhist nun, walked in her burgundy robes to Jokhang, Tibet’s most sacred temple. She and five other nuns prayed there, concluding with the chant, “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama. […]

Smith realizes personal goal as a team player

Senior forward Chemar Smith broke the women’s soccer program’s all-time scoring record Friday against Xavier. With her goal in the 70th minute to tie the match, Smith accrued enough points to move past Diane Kelly’s total points record of 96. Currently, Smith has 101 points. “It was a great feeling,” Smith said. “My teammates realized […]

Stupid is as.

Last year, students were promised that this year’s Student Association Senate would be a mature, responsible group of adults who would listen to what students want and act accordingly. In fact, its slogan for this year is “Your Voice, Your Choice, Your SA.” So you would think that a subject such as Homecoming, which affects […]

Golf team shows signs of life at ODU tourney

Two consecutive weeks off led to the Colonial golf team’s best single-round performance of the year at the Old Dominion/Seascape Tournament in Kitty Hawk, N.C. However, GW (620) could not maintain the great play in the second round and finished last in the 21-team field. An opening round 301 put the Colonials in contention with […]


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) I doubt if you’ll be able to concoct a Halloween costume that’s any uglier than the real you, but you can try. Perhaps you can go as the love child of Trachtenberg and Dorothy Miller. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) What’s the scariest thing this Halloween? It’s not ghosts and goblins. It’s […]

Water polo makes Easterns for first time

The GW men’s water polo team will make history this Saturday. After a 1-2 weekend at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Championships at Princeton last weekend, the team will participate in the Eastern Championships for the first time in school history. Led by first-year head coach Van Hoffman, the team will begin competition at […]

Sports Briefs

Cross country to host A-10 Championships The GW cross country teams will host the Atlantic 10 Championships Saturday at 10 a.m. at their home course. The conference meet, to be held at Bull Run Park in Centreville, Va., will feature the top male and female runners of all the Atlantic 10 schools in what is […]