February 19, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 23

Stories from the February 19, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Disrespecting the U.S. flag

Even though I may not understand the reasons behind some forms of expression, I am a firm believer in the Constitutional right to free expression. Thus, the act of desecrating our country’s flag I cannot condemn in so far as it is free expression. On the evening of Jan. 29, during the Recess performance that […]


AQUARIUS (Jan. 22-Feb. 21)You are flat broke. Lucky for you, your stupid-ass friends will support you all weekend so you can have a good time. Just try not to get sick on them during your celebration.PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21)You thought you were so tough walking in the rain without an umbrella, and now you’re sick. […]

Some musings about GW buildings

Instead of buying Mount Vernon College, why couldn’t Trachtenberg and our intrepid Board of Trustees (read: a bunch of really important people to our school, but no one really knows why) have bought a cooler school in a cooler place? Like the University of Miami, or UC-San Diego. We’d all be signing up to live […]

Film captures old themes with new energy

A free ride – everybody wants one, but only a few chosen souls are lucky enough to get one. In Pedro Almodovar’s Live Flesh or Carne Tremula, this idea is beautifully captured in the character of Victor Plaza (Liberto Rabal). Rabal, surely destined to become the next Spanish sex-god in America, puts forth a deliciously […]

Letters to the Editor

Lighten up, Part II This is in response to the letter to the editor entitled “Limited originality” in the Feb. 5 edition of The GW Hatchet (p.4). It appeared the writer was trying to put down the cartoonist, Rob, and his cartoon, “GW Fashions,” from the Jan. 29 issue. The writer claimed that upon seeing […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC Wag the Dog (R)Fri.-Sun. 8:00, 10:15Mon.-Thurs. 7:45, 10:00 Blues Brothers (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 1:00, 4:45Mon.-Thurs. 5:00 Sphere (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30Mon.-Thurs. 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 As Good As It Gets (PG-13)Fri.-Mon. 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15Tues.-Thurs. 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Sphere (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30Mon.-Thurs. 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Good […]

Young GW baseball team hopes to mature quickly in ’98 season

When a baseball team loses its best pitcher and its best hitter, the immediate future can’t look too bright. The 1998 GW baseball team hopes it will be able to fill the shoes of Matt Williams and Troy Allen, the ace pitcher and leading power hitter from last year’s squad. “Losing them means some of […]

GW approves points to cover Mick’s meals

Students will be able to use meal plan points to cover purchases they made at Mick’s Restaurant last semester, GW Associate Vice President for Business Affairs Al Ingle said Wednesday. The decision came after letters from the GWorld card office notified students last week they owed money for meals Mick’s erringly charged to “meal plan […]

GW baseball loses three to Tulane

The GW baseball team got off to a shaky start last weekend, dropping every game in its season-opening three-game set to Tulane University at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, La. The Colonials (0-3) were outscored 42-4 by the Green Wave (3-0) in the three games and managed just 18 hits in 27 innings of play. […]