February 26, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 25

Stories from the February 26, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Few voters turn out for forum

More office seekers than voters showed up Monday and Tuesday nights to see candidates for next week’s campus elections face off in Joint Elections Committee-sponsored forums. JEC member Darrell Villaruz said poor publicity accounted for the low turnout. “The lack of a charter until January – as opposed to December last year – made everything […]

Courtesan’s life glorified in film

Though hardly believable as a true story, Dangerous Beauty (Warner Brothers) mesmerizingly captures the life and struggle of poetess and courtesan Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack, Braveheart). McCormack portrays Franco with passion and fervor. Franco has been semi-forced into the life of a 16th-century prostitute after the reality of her low status shatters her hope of […]

Web adds new dimension to campus electioneering

Candidates in this year’s campus elections have a new forum to pitch their platforms to student voters – the World Wide Web. Student Association presidential and executive vice presidential candidates are using cyberspace to provide information about their campaigns and information about who to contact to get involved in the race. The Web adds another […]

Complex plot destroys movie

Director Alex Proyas’ latest film, Dark City (New Line Cinema), does not live up to his earlier movie, The Crow. Similar gothic images pervade, but only glimpses of The Crow’s original feeling remain. The Australian-born Proyas found fame by directing the 1994 hit in which the star, Brandon Lee, tragically died while working on the […]

JEC returns Fantozzi, Pascal to ballot

The Joint Elections Committee voted Tuesday to allow Michael Pascal and Lou Fantozzi back on to the ballot for the Student Association Senate race, JEC chair Terry Goddard said.Fantozzi, a candidate to represent the School of Business and Public Management, and Pascal, a candidate for the Elliott School of International Affairs spot, were removed from […]

Bar Brawn

Originally Published 02/26/98 Bar: Mr. Days’Where: 1111 19th St. N.W.Crowd: Students on Tuesdays, middle-aged women on weekendsGetting in: Need an IDPrices: Fair, no coverFood: Pretty goodDancing: Yes – especially for those who don’t know howPick-ups: DefinitelyPluses: Music, TVs, foodMinuses: Hard to find To all devoted Hatchet readers, barflies and general booze hounds: I’d like to […]

SA keeps student activities position

The Student Association will not eliminate the office of vice president for student activities after several weeks of debate in the SA Senate about the position’s relevancy. The Senate voted at its last meeting to put a referendum on next week’s ballot that would have allowed students to vote on whether to abolish the office. […]


PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21)You can return the gas mask you bought, scaredy cat. Did you really believe it when your roommate told you Saddam was going to bomb your house? ARIES (March 22-April 21)That girl/guy you met at LuLu’s last weekend is a waste of your time. Stop waiting by the phone. Then again, losers […]

Independent candidate Stemple does it his way

I am appalled by the unsatisfactory nature of the Student Association, the Joint Elections Committee and the state of the student elections process. To limit the exposure and the interaction between candidates and students is an insult to all parties involved. Though the JEC may have been originally based on legitimate principles, I believe it […]

`Arcadia’ brings chase for Byron to GW stage

c Sex, literature and death are the three main themes of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” which is being performed in the Marvin Center Theater by the GW Department of Theater and Dance this weekend. Literally, arcadia means pastoral – simple and innocent – but Stoppard’s play is anything but. It is a comedy of innuendoes and […]