April 23, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 39

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

Greek-letter organizations promote community service

On campuses across the nation, philanthropy has become a keyword among fraternities and sororities. Projects like the Interfraternity Council’s month-long clothing drive exemplify the energy Greek-letter organizations have put into community service on GW’s campus, said Brandon Moss, IFC vice president for programming. Wednesday’s clothing drop-off on the Quad marked the finale of the IFC […]

El Salvadoran senior ponders education the presidency and Mom

Cynics have spoken of late about the death of the American dream. These days, it’s impossible to achieve, they complain. Nobody really wants to work for it, others say. Apparently, these naysayers haven’t met senior Hugo Alfaro. When he was five years old, Alfaro immigrated to the United States from El Salvador with his mother […]

SA creates Mount Vernon College liaison

Students at Mount Vernon College will be represented by a liaison in GW’s Student Association next year, a move intended to increase the representation of MVC students on the Foggy Bottom campus. SA President-elect Carrie Potter said the creation of the executive branch position will ensure the perspective of students at the women’s college is […]

Bar Belle

Originally Published 04/23/98 Bar: The BrickskellerWhere: 1523 22nd St. N.W.Crowd: College students and twentysomethingsGetting in: They card at the door, unless you’re really luckyPrices: $50 beer from Holland, but most beers are $4-5Food: Typical bar grubDancing: NopePick-ups: Not if you can see straightPluses: A mile-long beer listMinuses: Slow service on weekends Nestled into its canopied […]

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 – […]