April 2, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 33

Stories from the April 2, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Screw the Ellipse!!!

We were wrong. Plain and simple. For months we railed against the University’s proposal to move Commencement from the Ellipse to the MCI Center. They listened and decided to keep it where it was. But now we realize we made a mistake. Commencement should be held at the MCI Center. It is the best location […]

Elliott dean welcomes student input

As dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, I was most interested in the article about our undergraduate programs that appeared in your edition Thursday, March 26 (The GW Hatchet, “ESIA urged to extend curriculum,” p.1). The opinions of the students interviewed in the article were very timely and most welcome. We have recently […]

Grease returns to theaters for 20th anniversary

Mickey and Minnie. Romeo and Juliet. Lucy and Desi. Bonnie and Clyde. Few other couples are known by both grandparents and grandchildren. But Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny (John Travolta) span the generation gap. Young and old love the story of Rydell High Class of 1978. When it debuted in 1978, Grease (Paramount Pictures) grossed […]

Important event happens at GW

Something happened on campus today, according to people who were there. “Something happened,” one source said. “Uh, yeah,” another source said. “It was something big.” No one at the scene could confirm exactly what happened, but one University administrator, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said he expects the event will both cost a […]

Jones v. Clinton

The Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton finally has come to an end. After years of legal wrangling, maneuvering and delaying, the Clinton administration can claim one major victory in its prolonged war with a myriad of adversaries. Though Clinton can breathe a sigh of relief, the question of what constitutes sexual harassment […]

Confusing plot leaves audience Lost in Space

Despite magnificent graphics and special effects, Lost in Space (New Line Cinema) is poorly acted, horribly written and offers a muddled plot. Modeled after the 1960s television show “Lost in Space,” the film travels with the Robinson family across the galaxy. They try to discover another planet to sustain human life since Earth is becoming […]


A statement by Mary Jo Warner, the senior associate director of athletics at GW, was attributed incorrectly in the March 26 edition of The GW Hatchet (“Women’s water polo pushes for varsity status,” p.1). The article said GW has just started the process to ensure it complies with the law (meaning Title IX of the […]

Upchucking games

GgolfNP-nose pickingUFultimate frisbeeTTtupperware throwingBM-bong makingKSkeg standing Monday: G at YaleUF vs. FU12 p.m. The day after: NP vs. Harvard7 p.m.KS at Florida State12 a.m. The day after that: BM at UC-Santa Barbara3 a.m. A while from now: TT vs. Brown8 p.m.

Blues returns with Mooney’s performance at Wolf Trap

The Blues are alive and well. Saturday, April 4, John Mooney and Bluesiana invade the Barns of Wolf Trap. Mooney plays his electric guitar with a fire-and-brimstone intensity that would make Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards proud. Some say Mooney has made a pact with the devil. Others attribute his blistering hand speed and raunchy sound […]

Crews start spring with wins

The men’s and women’s crew teams took big steps in their respective programs when they began their spring seasons at Lake Cayuga in Ithaca, N.Y. March 28. The men’s varsity eight registered an impressive victory over the Rochester Institute of Technology, while the women’s varsity eight and varsity four both notched victories over Cornell University, […]