February 12, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 21

Stories from the February 12, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Senate proposes ballot question

A referendum on next month’s election ballot will allow students to decide if the Student Association needs a vice president for student activities. A referendum to remove the position was defeated in the 1996 election. A similar referendum was passed in 1995, but then was overturned by the Student Court after it concluded the SA […]

Typical Sandler humor makes film a success

With or without a Valentine, The Wedding Singer (New Line Cinema) is the perfect movie for this weekend. Sad about being alone, deliriously happy with a relationship or just plain indifferent – it doesn’t matter. This is a fun flick. Former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore) has just made his best movie. […]

GW Hospital heightens security

Security has been stepped up at GW Hospital after fatal attacks at two area hospitals in recent weeks. Though no similar violence has occurred at GW’s hospital, officials say they are taking extra precautions to safeguard the hospitals’ entrances and high-traffic areas. A Prince George’s Hospital Center administrator working late was found bound and strangled […]

Legislation overhauls campus hate crime reporting

Legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) could change the way GW and other colleges and universities across the nation record campus hate crimes. The 1990 Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act – the law governing campus hate crime reporting – requires institutions of higher education to record as hate crimes murders, […]


AQUARIUS (Jan. 22-Feb. 21)Dreaming of that tall, dark, handsome man sweeping you off your feet? Keep dreaming – he ain’t coming. PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21)Think you’ve found true love? Try again. Your boy/girlfriend is kissing that slut on the fifth floor. Dumbass. And you believed s/he was spending her/his nights in the 24-hour study lounge […]

Trustees attend SA town hall

Students had a first-ever chance to meet face to face with members of the University’s Board of Trustees at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, but received little response to their concerns. “You may not be getting the response that you seek, but I assure you you’re being listened to,” said Trustee Jean Fugett. Fugett […]

Bilingual movie thrills audience

Outstanding as a terrorism film that relies on plot and character development, not gunplay, Four Days in September (Miramax) is a passionate and engaging bilingual thriller aimed at a multi-cultural audience. The film is the adaptation of Fernando Gabiera’s book of the same title. It chronicles the terrorists’ perspective of the 1969 kidnapping of Ambassador […]


Students who thought they’d charged meals at Mick’s to meal plan points last semester got a surprise this week. Letters from the GWorld card office informed them they had amassed unpaid bills – and must pay up before holds are placed on their accounts. This latest snag in the GWorld card program stems from ineptitude […]

Black Cat adds a twist to Feb. 14

For an atypical Valentine’s Day, why not check out the Black Cat’s Sweetheart Ball? Attendees can drink, swing dance and enjoy great music with or without a significant other. Peaches O’Dell and her orchestra will throw quite a party at 1831 14th St. N.W. this Saturday. Vintage dress is optional – as is a date. […]