December 4, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 11

Stories from the December 4, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Women’s soccer falls short of goals

Going into a season, every team sets goals for itself. The 1997 GW women’s soccer team’s main goal was to make a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, a goal it fell just short of achieving. “We obviously weren’t pleased with the season because we didn’t reach our goals, and one of our goals […]

Rainmaker mixes humor with drama

Unlike other John Grisham novels-turned-feature-films, The Rainmaker (Paramount Pictures) is not just another gavel-banging courtroom drama. Instead, the movie is fun and entertaining as it manages to find humor in the serious world of law. Matt Damon (Courage Under Fire) plays Rudy Baylor, a wet-behind-the-ears lawyer who has yet to try his first case. Practicing […]

Reading between the lines

The children stand in a line, clad in green and white school uniforms. The neckties they knotted themselves are remarkably uneven. The classroom session has ended for the afternoon – the kids soon will be released to personal tutors. The tutors wait in a silent group at the end of the room. The children, growing […]

Flubber fails in attempt to remake Disney hit

Flubber (Buena Vista) pitifully tries to recreate the 1961 Walt Disney Classic, The Absent Minded Professor. The film lacks a few elements which made its predecessor a success – plot, humor and a supporting cast, to name a few. A brilliant, but absent-minded scientist, Professor Phillip Brainard (Robin Williams, Jack) is trying to concoct a […]

Exhibit explores moods of jazz

Jazz music has been an inspiration to many artists. Friday night, musicians and dancers will come together for “Seeing JAZZ Move” to explore the moods and rhythms of jazz. It will be a site-specific performance in conjunction with “Seeing JAZZ,” an exhibition of the Smithsonian’s International Gallery of Art. The exhibit showcases artwork and literature […]

Brooks pleases country music fans with release

Record stores in Nashville, San Francisco and even the District are being overrun by hordes of anxious music lovers, searching for their own copies of Garth Brooks’ latest release, Sevens (Capitol Records). This soothing masterpiece is sure to be a chart-topper including several melodic masterpieces. Highlighting the album, “In Another’s Eyes,” a duet featuring Trisha […]

Wellness center vote postponed

The city’s zoning board postponed its final decision on the University’s proposed health and wellness center for at least another month and scheduled an additional hearing on the issue for mid-December. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment was scheduled to vote Wednesday on GW’s request to build the center at the corner of 23rd and […]

Student leaders set for tuition talks

<IMG Student leaders and administrators will meet Friday to discuss tuitionand budget priorities in a closed session at the Marvin Center’s University Club. The meeting was promised to student leaders by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last spring, when students protested this year’s 6.9 percent increase in tuition and fees and demanded more student input […]

Online essays: Cheating in the Information Age

The deadline is a few short days away. The assignment: a 10-page paper analyzing the roots of the Weimar Republic’s failure. So far, the computer screen is blank. After weeks of procrastinating, what can an enterprising student do? Grab a credit card, log onto the Internet and download a sample essay from a “cybercheating” site. […]

SA surveys campus lighting

A new Student Association initiative is aiming to identify areas on campus that lack adequate lighting and locations where existing fixtures need repair. The goal of the campus lighting project is to identify lighting fixtures on campus that need repair and to look at areas that could use more light. The results will be collected […]