January 22, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 15

Stories from the January 22, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

My love life, exposed for all to see

I’ll admit this right now – I’m stealing this column idea from Rob Hertzfeldt, intrepid Hatchet cartoonist (can’t use the word intrepid too much to describe stuff). Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Plus, I’m really lazy. Anyway, I was inspired by Rob’s honesty and self-mockery when he told us about his dating life. […]

El Papa en Cuba

Cuba will experience a five-day visit by Pope John Paul II this week in his first visit to the island. Thrust into the world spotlight, Cuba may shine or stumble. The Pope potentially could link socialist and Christian ideals – offering Castro’s government a new link to legitimacy. Or the Pope could be extraordinary, publicly […]

Symbolic first step

The board of directors of the Holocaust Memorial Museum will welcome Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat for a statesman’s visit. The invitation comes after the museum’s board of directors initially rejected Arafat’s request. In the aftermath of waves of criticism from the public, as well as from high-level U.S. government officials, the board reversed its […]

GMU’s Alexander transfers to GW

The GW women’s basketball team already has three of the top guards in the Atlantic 10 Conference on its roster. Now it will have four of the A-10’s top guards. Sophomore point guard Kristeena Alexander, who withdrew from George Mason University in December, transferred to George Washington and is enrolled this semester. “I no longer […]

Upcoming Games

MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballSD-swimming & diving Thursday: MBB at Fordham-7 p.m.WBB at Xavier-7 p.m. Friday: no games scheduled Saturday: WBB at Dayton-7 p.m.MBB at Duquesne-2 p.m.SD vs. James Madison-1 p.m. Sunday: no games scheduled

In the Spotlight: Mike King

As the GW men’s basketball team’s three-hour practice winds down Tuesday afternoon, Mike King stands at the free throw line practicing foul shots. An onlooker would probably not be able to tell that King has been at GW for only a couple of weeks. The lanky 6-5 freshman guard displays an easygoing and confident smile […]

Kundun premiere brings voice to Tibetan cause

Friday night’s premiere of Martin Scorsese’s Kundun, which traces the Dalai Lama’s journey from childhood to exile, culminated another journey – screenwriter Melissa Mathison’s seven-year trek to produce this film. Mathison introduced the film to a nearly full house and was greeted by Tibetans and activists waving flags. Addressing a handful of press personnel, including […]

View of Tibet sheds Hollywood shackles

Kundun (Touchstone Pictures) provides a breathtaking view of a nation’s struggle to stand against the currents of Communist China. But looking at that same view for well over two hours can prove wearisome. Martin Scorsese steps beyond the blood baths of past efforts like Casino and Cape Fear to capture the early life of the […]


AQUARIUS (Jan. 22-Feb. 21) You need a wake-up call. Last weekend you forgot about your friends and now they probably hate you. Stop being conceited and apologize. PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21) News flash: Your parents don’t love you. Not after you ran up a tab on their Visa last weekend. Start saving now for a […]