March 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 30

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

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 […]