April 16, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 37

Stories from the April 16, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Mugger accosts student at gunpoint

A GW sophomore was robbed at gunpoint Sunday at around 2 a.m. in front of the Columbia Plaza C building on Virginia Avenue. The University Police Department has not made an arrest and has posted crime alerts on campus to warn the GW community of the robbery. A gunman demanded Ari Senders’ wallet as he […]

Major League blends slapstick and dialogue

Sure the latest sequel pales in comparison to the original Major League. Sure even Charlie Sheen dodged signing on to this sequel. Sure the jokes are about as low brow as those in an Ernest movie. But keeping things in perspective, and taking the film at face value, Major League: Back to the Minors succeeds. […]

Playing with the Big Boys

The venue was perfect. Planet Hollywood: a giant playground celebrating the grandness of cinema where adults and kids alike can escape the toil of reality. Just the right place for actors Scott Bakula, Ted McGinley and Eric Bruskotter and director John Warner to fool around while entertaining questions from a bunch of college students about […]

Cronkite urges truth over profit

Walter Cronkite has witnessed some of the greatest moments of the 20th century during his 82 years as a newsman, and has stamped these events with the imprint of his voice. Cronkite addressed a packed house at the National Press Club Monday in the final installment of the four-part Kalb Report on ethics in journalism. […]

Maryland inmate illuminates life on death row

About 100 people gathered in Funger Hall Tuesday evening to await a telephone call from death row inmate Tyrone X. Gilliam, the next prisoner slated for execution in Maryland. Gilliam is one of 14 men on Maryland’s death row – he is incarcerated in Baltimore, Md. for murder. The forum, sponsored by the GW Campaign […]

Big stars cannot save My Giantfrom faltering plot

When one of the truly talented, funny actors in Hollywood reduces himself to a film that offers two hours of garbage, it’s pathetic. My Giant (Castle Rock/Columbia) is worse than boring – it’s annoying. The film boasts a handful of funny moments. All are included in the television previews. Billy Crystal (Deconstructing Harry) plays Sammy, […]


The article “Columbian Blues: Students pay for communication gaps with advisors,” in the April 13 edition of The GW Hatchet (p.1) should have said Rahul Patel placed out of his Columbian School language requirement during Colonial Inauguration before his freshman year began, and that he earned credits at Columbia University during the summer of his […]

Film defies romantic comedystereotypes

Superb writing and talented stars elevate The Object of MyAffection (Twentieth Century Fox) beyond usual expectations for a romantic comedy. Paul Rudd(Clueless) and Jennifer Aniston(Picture Perfect) star in the flick about a complex relationship in the 1990s. Rudd stars as George Hanson, a gay first-grade teacher. He directs musicals for a private New York City […]