March 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 30

Stories from the March 23, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Cheer up – squad fires up crowd with stunts and skin

The stereotypical image of bubble-headed, blonde cheerleaders bouncing around the basketball court at halftime is a thing of the past for GW basketball fans. Today’s cheerleader isn’t your mom in a poodle skirt. According to GW’s buff and blue squad members, what they do is rigorous athletics while providing side-show entertainment. “I understand in some […]

Conservative commentator brings debate to GW

William F. Buckley, a conservative commentator and host of PBS’s “Firing Line” will come to GW Monday to tape a two-hour debate at the Marvin Center Theater. Buckley, founder and editor-at-large of National Review, will argue African Americans are better served by the Republican Party than the Democratic Party. “The Republican Party is very much […]

Mayoral adviser to join GW staff

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has appointed two assistant vice presidents to head GW’s government affairs department. Bernard Demczuk, who will work on GW’s efforts within D.C., is the director of inter-governmental relations for Washington Mayor Marion Barry. Demczuk will provide GW a direct link to the D.C. government and will monitor municipal activities of […]

Women’s History Month focuses on diversity

Program Board hosted several events for Women’s History Month to celebrate and recognize the societal contributions of women from various walks of life. The Muslim Student Association invited Sharifa Alkhateeb, vice president of the North American Council for Muslim Women, to discuss violence against Muslim women. The program, entitled, “The Role of Women in Islam,” […]

Elusive creature known as `Oscar’ revealed

I’m a little worried about tonight. And quite frankly, everybody else also should be. Well yeah, that worry itches about whether or not “Ally McBeal” will be a new episode. I have that worry every week. But this Monday will bring about the biggest, scariest, Jonestown-esque mass suicide that this world will ever know. Think […]

U.S. needs black holocaust monument

(U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES – The “slavery issue” still remains as the festering boil left untreated on the face of what many Americans would consider to be the glory of this nation’s past. Even the mere invocation of the word slavery, because of its historical implications, often can make whites defensive of their role in history. […]

Freedom of speech ignored by Giuliani

(U-WIRE) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – You’d think that with all the fuss made about freedom of speech, attacks that attempt to curb its fair application would eventually cease. Yet, time after time, certain politicians flagrantly neglect this right. Just last month, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani demonstrated his arrogance and short-sightedness by manipulating the First […]

An important lesson from the Pacific Rim economic crisis

For investors throughout the world, the economic stresses now gripping the nations of the Pacific Rim pose a complex mixture of threats and opportunities. For American universities, however, they have posed a more immediate challenge. As the value of the dollar has soared against the value of their “home currencies,” students from Korea, Japan, Malaysia, […]

South Park

The popularity of Comedy Central’s hit cartoon “South Park” has raised concerns among parents and teachers throughout the country. Adults complain of children acting rowdy, using foul language and misbehaving after an episode of “South Park” airs. Some are calling for Comedy Central to take “South Park” off the air because of its negative impact […]

CBS and college hoops

Last week, CBS Sports college basketball commentator Billy Packer referred to “60 Minutes,” the CBS news magazine program, as a “cancer” and “sleazy, short-sighted, lazy journalism.” The reason for his anger was a “60 Minutes” story critical of the Fresno State men’s basketball program. Eight of 10 scholarship players on the team missed games because […]