February 19, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 23

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

SMPA to offer master’s degree

The School of Media and Public Affairs will offer a graduate program this fall, thanks to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees Friday. The master’s degree in media and public affairs will incorporate issues pertinent to politics, journalism and entertainment – three areas already addressed in SMPA undergraduate programs. “It’s taking the strength of […]

Wayans’ brother shows his talent in Senseless

What would it be like for someone to have their senses heightened to the extreme? That is the question asked in Senseless (Dimension Films), a hilarious new comedy starring Marlon Wayans (The Sixth Man). Wayans may have started his career with a tad of nepotism, but if this film is any indication, his name soon […]

Growing pains

The GWorld card saga continues. After an angry student reaction to the GWorld card office’s decision to force students to pay – with cash, check or credit card – for Mick’s employee mistakes, administrators have relented. Students will indeed be able to pay off last semester’s meals at the off-campus restaurant with meal plan points. […]

Complex plot muddles understanding of film

Sphere (Warner Brothers) might have been a perfectly rounded movie with no imperfections. But it’s more of polygon with a variety of sides, leaving the audience confused. The movie starts off without any background. Psychologist Norman Goodman (Dustin Hoffman, Wag the Dog) is called by a U.S. government agency to fly to the middle of […]


The current dilemma in the Persian Gulf seems to perfectly illustrate the phrase “Catch-22.” If the United States does indeed attack Iraq, it must choose between using the unpopular option of ground troops or a possibly ineffective air bombing campaign. On the other hand, if the United States does not attack Iraq, it suffers loss […]

Bar Belle

Originally Published 02/19/98 Bar: Buffalo BilliardsWhere: 1330 19th St. N.W.Crowd: Young professionalsGetting in: Try to be 21Prices: ModerateFood: Bar food, great nachosDancing: Practically nonePick-ups: TONS!Pluses: Pool tablesMinuses: Waiting for a table Having gone on Valentine’s Day, the crowd may have been a bit different from normal – but it was comprised of mostly young, attractive […]

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 […]