March 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 30

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

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 […]

Colonials fall to Cowboys in first round

LEXINGTON, KY – Alexander Koul’s face was somber as he made his way to the bench for the final time. The senior looked at the scoreboard. Five minutes remained in the GW men’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament first-round game against Oklahoma State University Mar. 13 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. and the Colonials trailed […]

Baseball wins four out of five games

After losing its first four games and five of its first six contests, the GW baseball team appeared headed for a poor season. The Colonials have turned things around, however, winning eight of their last 10 games, including four of their five games last week. GW improved to 10-8 on the season. “We’re swinging the […]

GW gymnasts win first A-10 Championship

After six straight second-place finishes at the Atlantic 10 Championship, the GW gymnastics team decided it was tired of playing second fiddle. The GW team captured its first-ever A-10 Championship Saturday at Keaney Gymnasium in Kingston, RI with a team score of 193.950. The Colonial women just beat out Massachusetts, 1997’s A-10 Champion, which finished […]