April 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 39

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

Earth Week activities promote green GW

Green University, the Student Association and other student organizations planned a week of programming designed to increase environmental awareness on campus in celebration of Earth Day April 22. “Environmental issues are not a big concern at GW and Earth Week is a way of getting more people active,” said Mike Reigelman, a Green University representative […]

Finding the Rhythm

Turkish rhythms flow through the limbs of Oben Cinar with the same intensity of the 100 tiny bells ringing around Supriya Jaganathan’s feet as she performs Bharatnatyam, a ancient Indian dance. Through traditional motions of ethnic dance, performers speak the body language of their cultures – and different styles can speak to one another in […]

RHA rejects wiring project compromise

The Residence Hall Association rejected a proposal Wednesday that would prevent installation of cable and Ethernet connections in residence hall rooms during reading period and final exams. The proposal, presented by the University administration and RHA’s executive board at last week’s RHA meeting, would have limited work to residence hall corridors between April 30 and […]

Nightwatch falls short of new standards for horror film genre

Though Nightwatch (Dimension Films) follows in the wake of Gen-X slasher flicks Scream , Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer, it doesn’t compare. Nightwatch is the basic, predictable suspense thriller. Only one difference – it has a Scottish heartthrob desperately trying to sound American. The film stars Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) as […]

News Briefs

Journalists consider ethics in the online ageThe future of online journalism is bright but precarious, according to three journalists who discussed media ethics in the era of the Internet Tuesday. Newsweek reporter Peter McGrath, School of Media and Public Affairs professor Steve Roberts and Washington Post reporter John Schwartz participated in a discussion called “Sex, […]

Paltrow dazzles in romantic comedy with a fun twist

Romantic comedies are usually nothing more than huge disappointments filled with overused clich?s and “Friends” stars. But sometimes Hollywood puts a stellar twist on the subject of romance and love. Sliding Doors (Miramax) is a perfect example of what goes right when great acting, witty writing and a fresh plot are rolled into one – […]

A final smorgasbord of memories

I could be doing useful things like my writing my final papers, reading, sending out r?sum?s and cover letters or studying for finals. However, I am doing none of those things, which continues the trend of my last semester at good ol’ GeeDubs. Anyway, this is my last column. Yes, start the mourning and wailing […]

Documentary attempts to persuade Congress

With prostitutes, hundreds of windmills and a hashish dealer named Naroush, Stephen Markoff tries to persuade national lawmakers to expand their minds about medicinal marijuana with Sex, Drugs, and Democracy, a documentary about Dutch law. Markoff, chairman of A-Mark Financial Corporation, is sending a copy of the 1994 documentary to the president, vice president and […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Q With longevity as a resident in this community, I have witnessed many changes. One of the nicest changes is the progressive development of the healthy meeting of the minds in a happy, constructive way between GW students and residents. One of the major role players responsible for this mutual bonding is the […]