January 15, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 13

Stories from the January 15, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Rules vs. right

The 30-member Commencement Committee will recommend a venue for this year’s ceremony Friday morning. While the contents of its report remain to be seen, what it should say is simple. Students overwhelmingly support Commencement on the Ellipse – and that’s where it should be. Students consistently have said the Ellipse is the ideal setting to […]

Letters to the Editor

Quiet please! Studying for finals at any level is a comprehensive activity that requires the utmost concentration. However, I am baffled as to why this type of studious atmosphere is difficult to maintain in GW computer facilities. I always have been impressed with the facilities themselves. They are clean, well-structured and a valuable component of […]

How I passed the time during break

I have laryngitis, but this is a newspaper so it doesn’t really matter. I could write about how crazy it is that I am going to graduate in a few months and be thrust into the world, much like a bug flies into the freeway and is splattered over the windshield of a speeding Mack […]

Returning home and hiding indoors

When I am home for the holidays, I like to stay indoors and out of the public as much as possible. When I go out, there is a lot of confusion. First of all, when you come from a small town like I do, every time you walk outside, it is like a trip down […]

Colonials, King rule 18th-ranked Xavier

Mike King stood alone at the foul line. The clock showed all zeros and the GW men’s basketball team trailed 18th-ranked Xavier 68-66. King, a freshman playing his third collegiate game after achieving academic eligibility, calmly made two free throws – sending the game into overtime and the Smith Center into a frenzy. GW (14-3, […]

Aguilar pours in 37 points to lead GW past Duquesne

Most GW women’s basketball fans probably thought a Spaniard would lead the Colonial women in the 1997-’98 campaign. They were right. But rather than Spaniard Noelia Gomez, an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection a year ago, the Spaniard leader is first-year point guard Elisa Aguilar. Aguilar scored 37 points Monday night at Duquesne University to […]

Swimming teams top Delaware

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both routed the University of Delaware Jan. 10. The women’s team took first place in the first 10 events, blowing out Delaware 139-97. Sophomore Jennifer Skinner won three events for the Colonial women – the 1000-meter freestyle, the 500-meter freestyle and the 200-meter freestyle. Juniors Robin […]

In the Spotlight: Young Wang

Young Wang’s eyes have seen more than they let on. He is a GW graduate student. He has worked, climbing up from a lowly dish washing job. He has garnered prizes and acclaim as a bilingual poet. And he once headed a parade of students through the streets of Beijing, toward a park called Tiananmen […]

SA approves new election date

The Student Association approved a new Joint Elections Committee charter this week that calls for campus elections before undergraduate students’ spring break, making it the first organization to approve the new charter. The Program Board and the Marvin Center Governing Board must approve the charter in the same format before the rules become final. Approved […]

Satire abounds in Wag the Dog

They say truth is often stranger than fiction, but if Wag the Dog (New Line Cinema) is on the mark – and it seems to come pretty close – the truth might actually be fiction. Director Barry Levinson’s political satire offers an amusing, and at times disturbing, look at American politics. But despite a talented […]