August 27, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 8

Stories from the August 27, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Familiar disasters, unfamiliar hopes

It’s a human pattern we’re reminded of each time there’s an accident on a major highway. The “rubberneckers” slow down to be sure they see the smashed metal and glass and possibly some puddles of blood. Tomorrow’s newspapers will label the event a “tragedy,” and it does, in its own way, carry us back to […]

Lidster returns to GW as men’s soccer coach

For GW men’s soccer coach George Lidster, last season was supposed to be a lot like his previous 10 with the Colonials. It turned out to be anything but the expected. Lidster will coach his first Colonial soccer game since November 1996 when GW faces James Madison University Saturday. The men’s soccer coach was unable […]

Upcoming Games

MS- men’s soccer*exhibition Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: no games scheduled Saturday: MS at JMU* Sunday: no games scheduled

Bell Hall fire forces class cancellations

Students attending their third day of classes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon from five academic buildings when an electrical fire broke out in the basement of Bell Hall. “We found the problem before it got out of control,” said Lt. Jim Carpenter, of D.C. Fire Department’s Engine 23. “It was a small electrical fire but with […]

GW trainer joins WNBA’s Mystics

With the game tied and a little over a minute left in a thrilling battle against the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics’ star shooting guard Nikki McCray lands awkwardly after being fouled on her way to the basket. The near sellout crowd of 18,923 previously ecstatic fans falls silent. Trainer Jackie Jenkins jogs onto […]

A Running Start

Ed Meinert attends Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings, and doesn’t like what he sees. “They’re pretty haphazard – there’s all this bickering,” he said. “They’re pretty disorganized, I think I can make the board more efficient.” GW juniors Alan Elias, Steven Mandelbaum and Meinert are out to fix an organization they say is “broken”; they’re running […]

The Bar Belle

Bar: Chief Ike’s Mambo Room Where: 1725 Columbia Rd. NW, Adams Morgan Crowd: Mostly twentysomethings Getting in: They usually ID after 10 p.m. on weekends Prices: $3 cover after 10 p.m. on weekends, average drink prices Food: No one goes there to eat Dancing: Lots!! Pick-ups: None to speak of Pluses: Good music, good groovin’ […]

Fraternity receives warning from GW

The GW chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon received a letter from the University’s general counsel’s office this summer in response to fraternity members’ alleged disruptive behavior. The letter was the most recent confrontation in a feud between the University and the fraternity that began when the chapter decided not to register for GW recognition in […]

Cruising around D.C.

With classes just underway and the stress of exams and term papers still far in the distance, now is the time to enjoy all the District has to offer. A visit to the museums of the Smithsonian Institution is a practically effortless way to spend an afternoon – they’re accessible, interesting and free of charge. […]

Bookstore orders rivals to leave campus

The GW Bookstore faces increased competition as booksellers inside and outside the University challenge its hold on GW students. But vendors vying for the University’s textbook market have encountered fierce resistance from the campus bookstore. Eric Kuhn, co-founder of VarsityBooks, an online textbook vendor targeting the GW market, said GW Bookstore employees asked VarsityBooks representatives […]