September 3, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 10

Stories from the September 3, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GWorld glitch locks out students

Students who live on campus lost access to their residence halls Saturday morning when the GWorld system went down. The GWorld card office is trying to determine the cause of the failure that left students propping open front doors and waiting for elevators, as card readers both inside and outside of most residence halls failed. […]

GW women fall short in bid to upset Virginia in opener

Nobody would have blamed the GW women’s soccer team if it had chosen to give up after falling three goals behind the University of Virginia Tuesday at South Riding Field. But the Colonial women didn’t give anyone the chance. After the Cavaliers took a 5-2 lead with 10 minutes left in the game, the Colonial […]

GW searches for space on crowded campus

With GW recently recapturing a berth in U.S. News & World Report‘s list of the top 50 universities in the nation, more students may flock to GW for an education. But, with more students on the way to a campus where students are living in study lounges, administrators and students could face a space crunch. […]

Ollie North brings voice of conservatism to GW

Former U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Ollie North delivered a message of “hope and encouragement for the future” to a standing room only crowd in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre Wednesday night. But his appearance at GW marked more than a motivational seminar for the College Republicans. As the organization starts the year under the leadership […]

DNC chair visits GW to discuss party goals

Steven Grossman, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, focused on the party’s goals for the coming election season in a speech to the College Democrats Tuesday night. Drawing a crowd of more than 250 students from GW and nearby American University, Grossman spoke for nearly an hour and answered questions from the audience. Grossman, who […]


Silver sequins, go-go boots and funkateers invaded The Bayou Sunday night in anticipation of The Original Parliament’s unmistakable funk. After all, it is funkadelic. What could be expected? Fuzzy Haskins, Grady Thomas, Calvin Simon and Ray Davis strutted in full costume, playing P-Funk classics such as “Flashlight,” “Cosmic Slop,” “Atomic Dog” and “Testify.” Glitter, psychedelic […]

Six mayoral candidates focus on reforming D.C.

Harold Brazil (D) Councilmember Howard Brazil is the only Democratic candidate who has won a city-wide election – his 1996 win for the at-large seat on the city council. In his campaign speeches and literature, Brazil promises to create 25,000 private-sector jobs. He supports the building of the new convention center, a project that will […]

On-stage versionof Footloose floundersin wrong decade

It was a decade of gravity-defying bangs and untucked shirt tails. It was a time when the cool kids rolled the cuffs of their jeans. It was an era that produced great music and films. It was the ’80s. Footloose hit the big screen in 1984. Heart-throb Kevin Bacon played Ren McCormack. A big-city boy, […]

Packed house celebrates new year

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman and Student Association President Carrie Potter spoke to a crowd that nearly filled Lisner Auditorium at Tuesday’s Opening Convocation. Last year, Convocation was nearly canceled because of low attendance and sagging interest in the event. Several students who attended this year’s ceremony, which […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 09/03/98 Bar: Ireland’s Own Where: 132 N. Royal St., Alexandria, (703) 549-4535 Crowd: Suburbanites in their late 20s and early 30s Getting in: IDs required at the door Prices: A pint of Guinness is $4.75, mixed drinks run about $5 Food: Yummy versions of bar munchies – potato skins, wings, etc. Dancing: Not […]