February 5, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 19

Stories from the February 5, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Ricochet assesses jam

Hundreds of GW students who connect to the Internet with Ricochet wireless modems have had difficulties with their connections recently, but a company representative said help is in the works. Field Engineer Erik Moon of service provider Metricom said many students who use the wireless modems are waiting longer than usual for Internet connections. In […]

Letters to the Editor

Limited originality “Surely he’s mad,” I thought to myself as I perused Rob’s quaint little cartoon in the Jan. 29 issue of The GW Hatchet (“GW Fashions,” p.4). It was the rendering of an Arab student (dressed in “black expensive anything”), sitting on his Benz and chatting on his mobile phone that disturbed me. “This […]

The Olympics and Girl Scout cookies

Shouldn’t we be hibernating right now? Or maybe we should have migrated someplace where we can sit on the beach and sip drinks with colorful little umbrellas in them. Oh, well. At least we can be entertained by the Winter Olympics. Don’t you love all the profiles broadcasters do on the competitors? They always are […]

A shaky start

Final Joint Elections Committee rules for next month’s elections are slated for release this week. For most students, the letters JEC mean little. The committee exists for only a few weeks each year, plans no parties, enlightens no students – yet in years past, it has managed constantly to make headlines. Those who remember controversies […]

The federal surplus

For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. budget will be balanced, and more astonishingly, a surplus of $9.5 billion is projected. Where the extra cash should be aimed already is at issue. But before the spending frenzy begins, lawmakers should keep two things in mind. First, the surplus is contingent on passage of […]

Koul ponders past and future as career at GW comes to an end

It happens every year in college basketball – a school becomes enthralled with a special player who has impacted a program so much he becomes part of that school’s history and culture. Ultimately, though, all players must leave college ranks – often before fans would like to see them go. Alexander Koul and the GW […]

George Washington women vs.Fordham women

The Colonial women have three Atlantic 10 games remaining and enter Friday’s game with Fordham in a three-way tie for second place in the A-10 West Division. GW (13-7, 7-3 A-10) trails first place Duquesne by a game and a half. Fordham has struggled this season. The Lady Rams (4-17, 2-9 A-10) are led by […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday: MBB at La Salle-7 p.m.Friday: WBB vs. Fordham-7 p.m.Saturday: G at UNH InvitationalMBB at St. Joseph’s12 p.m. (ESPN)Sunday: no games scheduled MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballG-gymnastics

Senior ponders the elderly, labor unions and politics

Since he was a little boy, Rusty Stahl has worried about society. “I used to doodle cynical Ronald Reagan cartoons,” he remembers. “I was born socially aware.” Stahl, a senior working toward a major in American studies and a minor in creative writing, plans to work as an activist in the labor movement after his […]

Expected love story never materializes

Once in a while, a film magically captures the indescribable feeling of love. From Love Story to Leaving Las Vegas, undeniable feelings between two people overcome all odds against them – and a historic piece of cinema emerges. Great Expectations (Twentieth Century Fox) is no such film. The film is loosely adapted from the Charles […]