February 9, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 20

Stories from the February 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Valentine’s Day rules, plus GW’s campaigning machine

Take a knee Men, it’s going to be a long week. Before it begins, I believe we all need to pray together. We need a moment of silence for all our fallen comrades. Remember this moment, because by the end of this week, some of you might not be here. We all have our battles […]

The Aquabats rely too much on silliness, humor to succeed

More like self-proclaimed superheroes than a band, Aquabats is an entertaining group, though its musical talent is not apparent. The best thing about these eight freaks is their warped view of the world. The lyrics on The Fury of the Aquabats (Time Bomb Records) make it clear these are not normal people. And only in […]

Homecoming issue sent right message on booze

Thank you for your coverage of the weekend events paralleling GW’s Homecoming celebration. Too often, Homecoming becomes synonymous with drinking until one cannot see straight. As manager of the Substance Abuse Prevention Center, I am pleased to see that GW students can be open-minded about their weekend activities and promote aspects of D.C. nightlife for […]

College Democrats, Socialsts counter KKK cries

As the clock hands neared 1:30 p.m., fathers raised children onto their shoulders. Those who had not already reached higher ground strained on tip-toe to catch a glimpse of the Klansmen. “Mommy says that they look like ghosts,” piped a young Caucasian girl seated on her fathers’ shoulders. Only an even row of dull, gray-brown […]

Black History Month is a sad necessity

EAST LANSING, Mich. – February. The shortest month of the year. It is also the month set aside to remind America that its history involves African Americans. Once every year, Americans need to be reminded that “white” isn’t the only right and that blacks are more than Puff Daddys and Michael Jordans. Even African Americans, […]

GW senior arrested protesting Klan

GW senior Chris Johnson was one of three people arrested for leaping over four-foot police barricades during Saturday’s anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Annapolis. “I don’t do things halfway,” explained Johnson, an economics major. “I got caught up in the moment.” Johnson was arrested by Maryland state police and charged with disorderly conduct for failure […]

Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday

Next week the Board of Trustees will be voting on the proposed tuition increase for next year. Traditionally, when voting, the Trustees have had no major access to student views on the tuition issue or budget priorities. However, this year things will be different. The Student Association will host several members of the Board of […]

U.S. vulnerable to missile attack

Maybe President Clinton was weary from fighting off countless attacks on his character or from the strain of being marginalized in his second term, but his State of the Union address missed the mark on the most important issue facing the security of the United States in the near future and beyond. While the economy […]

Monumental victory

Students finally can rest assured the Ellipse Commencement tradition will continue – as will Monumental Celebration at Union Station. The final decision came Friday from the ultimate GW decision-maker, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. After months of anxiety and heated debate, students can enjoy planning for the Commencement weekend they’d advocated. Both students and Trachtenberg deserve […]

Trachtenberg OKs Ellipse Commencement

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg accepted the Commencement Committee’s unanimous recommendation to keep the ceremony on the Ellipse this week in a letter to Committee chair John Jenkins, associate dean of the GW Law School. “Our students and others . in their shared enthusiasm, have made it seem indisputable that GW’s Commencement will be held […]