November 10, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 6

Stories from the November 10, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Don’t break promises!

When I was first deciding what college to attend, I saw GW’s recruitment video. One of the things I remember best about this video was that at the end, it showed Commencement on the Ellipse, and smiles on everyone’s faces. How about this for the next video to send to prospective students – Commencement at […]

Above the Rim

The 1997-’98 Basketball Preview Below are the contents of the Basketball Preview Men’s Stories Improved shooting, rebounding, experience to help GW Bashful Ngongba ready for season Koul and Rogers ready to lead a GW revival With healthy knee, Green ready for stellar senior season at GW GW must handle Xavier, UMass, URI in improved A-10 […]

Good job, SJT

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg recently went to Paul Junior High School, a public D.C. school, and made an offer to the seventh and eighth grade math class that they couldn’t refuse. He promised them that if, at their completion of high school, they had the grades to be admitted to GW, their college tuition […]

Formulaic performance lacks crowd interaction

Bill T. Jones follows just the right formula in his latest work, complete with technical tricks and dramatic details. But the highlights of his show occur when the rules are broken. “We Set Out Early … Visibility Was Poor” is Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s first full-length work since the celebrated “Still/Here” in 1994. […]

The return of Saddam

Saddam Hussein is back – and the world doesn’t know what to do with him. The United States wants to punish him so that he will abide by United Nations sanctions imposed on Iraq after the Persian Gulf War. These sanctions allow U.N. inspectors to verify Iraq is not pursuing development of weapons of mass […]

Busta Rhymes gives rap back to fans

When Busta Rhymes’ first single from his new album, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” hit the radio, hip hop fans were concerned. It was phat, but was it real? Did Busta Rhymes fall victim to the lure of money, thinking that a style switch would boost his career? Luckily, the answer is […]

Improved shooting, rebounding, experience to help GW

Deficiencies in rebounding, outside shooting and experience added up to last year’s disappointing 15-14 season for the GW men’s basketball team. Heading into the 1997-’98 season, the Colonials appear to have solved these three problems. The addition of freshman power forwards Pat Ngongba and Antxon Iturbe – both 6-8 – should improve the team’s rebounding. […]

Move over, Recess

The newest GW comedy group may call itself Purely Coincidental, but it’s far from PC. Recess is no longer the only comedy group on campus. But the appearance of PC was hardly coincidental; founding the group took a lot of planning and hard work. Senior Andrew Kozma and sophomore Ryan Frank, who started the group […]

Abraham, McCrea, Cermignano find success after GW

Lisa Cermignano, Tajama Abraham and Colleen McCrea stood on stage at Commencement last May and were honored by the University and President Clinton. Just six months later, the three senior standouts, who led a talented GW women’s basketball team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season, have left GW, entered the real […]

Jarvis stresses life lessons in `last lecture’

Individualism and valuing one’s selfhood were the major tenets of men’s basketball Coach Mike Jarvis’ “last lecture” Wednesday at Western Presbyterian Church. Jarvis was the second speaker this semester in a lecture series that invites University notables to deliver a lecture as if it would be their last. In his lecture, Jarvis described the important […]