September 3, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 10

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

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 […]

News Briefs

Having it their way Students waited in a line that stretched past the 1821 Deli to pick up burgers and fries at Burger King’s grand opening in J Street Monday. “The line was pretty long, but it moved rather quickly,” junior Dusty Nichols said. Jenn Holz said she waited in line for 35 minutes at […]

Letters to the Editor

ANC angst I object to the Aug. 27 article on GW students and ANC 2A (“A Running Start”). The article completely ignores the fact that many residents are GW graduates, continue to audit courses and support students. The article cheers the fact that its author’s favored candidates are pro-GW and anti-residents. The GW Hatchet’s own […]

GW student to sue Boston University

A GW student will file suit later this month against Boston University and three fraternities there, in connection with an alleged rape at a rush party during her freshman year at BU. Jessica Smithers, who transferred to GW last fall, claims BU and the two fraternities where she drank alcohol earlier on the evening of […]

Dining Delights – Staff Editorial

For students returning to campus and looking for something to eat, J Street offers more options, better service and a friendlier ambiance than it has in recent memory. In a strange departure from the norm, University administrators seem to have actually listened to students’ complaints and suggestions about J Street and made significant improvements. Burger […]