November 20, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 9

Stories from the November 20, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Commencement leadership

Tuesday night saw one of the largest gatherings of students brought together by a single issue in recent memory. Can it possibly be that the apathy usually associated with students at GW is no longer prevalent? People rarely involved in campus issues have found themselves establishing grassroots efforts to keep Commencement on the Ellipse. The […]

The new Barbie

Barbie is going to start looking more like a real woman. Instead of having a body that, if on a living person, could not possibly contain her internal organs, little girls now will be able to play with a toy that actually resembles women. It’s about time. Many little girls own a wide variety of […]

Colonials earn win over AU, prepare for Maui

GW pounded the ball inside early and continued to get points in the paint to dispatch American University 74-47 Wednesday night at the Smith Center. The Colonials (3-0) took control early, running off nine straight points to open the game. Twice during the run Alexander Koul got the ball under the basket in good position […]

GW opens season by beating Hoyas

Tajama Abraham, Colleen McCrea and Lisa Cermignano were not on the court for the Colonial women Tuesday, but Noelia Gomez and Elisa Aguilar were, and they led the GW women’s basketball to team to a 83-62 season-opening win at Georgetown. Aguilar, a sophmore guard, led all scorers with 19 points. Gomez chipped in 17 points […]


Originally Published 11/20/97 The match scratches noisily, fizzles, then bursts into life, illuminating a dark, narrow face. “Doroud. (Hello.)” “Doroud. (Hello to you.)” “Car-o bar chetoure? (How is business?)” “Khobe bad neest. (All right…)” The taller man reaches into his pocket and hands a wad of a cash to the short, bald Iranian man hunched […]

Anastasia proves fairy tales not only for kids

In the mood to hear a good fairy tale? Or does a trip to Paris sound better? Anastasia provides the means to travel both to a fantasy Paris and to the blissful days of youth. Anastasia (Fox Family Films) is the new feature-length animated film from Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of An American […]

D.C. band finds audience at GW

With deep, enticing vocals and subdued percussion, River pulls its listeners in so close they get a personal serenade. The audience at Hillel’s Pajama Jam this Saturday will share the River experience while making a projected 2,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless. The D.C. area-based band had its beginning 10 years ago […]

Holiday happenings usher in festive feeling in D.C.

Need the perfect gift for that special someone, or just a break from studying? An outing to one of the great holiday activities in D.C. is the perfect solution. A cultural metropolis, D.C. will host a wide variety of theater, dance and musical productions during the next two months. Most of the productions offer student […]


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) You go on a date with Super Fan Mike this weekend. It’s in retaliation for your boyfriend stalking that girl he likes. You should get mo’ drunk this weekend – I know how much you like Jell-O shots and wine coolers. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’ll finally get released from your […]

Dance lacks exploration

While the leaps and movement qualities of many dancers often are compared to birds in flight, few have come as close to flying as H. Art Chaos’ flock of female dancers Tuesday night at GW’s Marvin Center Theater. In Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” the Japanese dance company performed an aerial dance by dangling from ropes. […]