September 10, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 12

Stories from the September 10, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Greek-letter groups push community service

The GW Greek-letter community held its first annual Community Outreach Day Friday, an event that promoted involvement in the D.C. community, said event organizers Tracie Anzaldi, GW’s coordinator of Greek affairs, and Carmen Johnson, a GW graduate student. Members of the Greek-letter system spent the morning assisting the staffers at the Deanwood Day Care Center […]

Rounders: a film of card sharks, gangsters and Oreos

“Check.” “Call.” “Stop splashing the pot.” “Five points then the juice starts flowing.” Who knows what it all means? But when the seedy characters in the underground poker world of Rounders (Miramax) jive these phrases with each other, they enthrall the audience. Rounders is the tale of Mike McDermott (Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting), a […]

Gelman to add new study lounges on sixth floor

Four new study lounges will be built on the sixth floor of Gelman Library and are expected to open next spring, University Librarian Jack Siggins said. The new lounges will house fluffy couches and soft chairs so students can study in a more relaxed atmosphere, Siggins said. “You’ll be able to prop your feet up,” […]

Recess

When Recess takes the stage for its midnight show in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre Friday, audience members will be there for the same reason they started coming six years ago – to laugh. The comedy troupe indulges in a brand of humor senior member Luke Wooster describes as “sometimes off-color, a little edgy . […]

Constraints on fraternities limit rushees’ choices

One of the biggest issues on campus this year is the trouble several fraternities got into before the beginning of the school year. Some fraternities threw parties at Colonial Inauguration and some threw parties during the first weekend of the semester. Each organization that made that attempt to let students have a good time received […]

Watergate journalists contrast eras of scandal

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the history-making journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal in The Washington Post, engaged GW students in a question and answer session Thursday. The two famous reporters were peppered with students’ questions in Lanny Davis’ class, “Scandal, Damage Control and American Politics” in an overflowing Hillel auditorium. Students asked questions on […]

Childish humor deprives Simon Birch of dignity

Simon Birch (Hollywood Pictures) could have been a great film if it had not relied so much on poor humor and a cute little boy. It is a shame – the film features good performances from Joe Mazzello and Ashley Judd. Simon Birch follows two young boys on their search for answers to their individual […]

Secret Residents – Staff Editorial

For the past few years, freshmen at GW have been forced to live in study lounges because of the lack of available housing for all students. Ask any student who has spent time in a residence hall what it is like to live with three, four or five other students. They’ll tell stories about long […]

GW Votes registers 500 students to vote

The Student Association and Residence Hall Association paired up Tuesday to register 500 students to vote in November’s D.C. elections. Organizers reached their goal, registering 200 voters Tuesday afternoon and 300 more at an evening registration drive in the residence halls, SA Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss said. “Because most students don’t vote in the […]

Modernized `Waiting for Godot’ lingers with audience members

Two tramps who sit on a mound of dirt on a roadside simply waiting does not sound like a compelling concept for a play. But in Samuel Beckett’s dramatic modern play “Waiting for Godot,” waiting is anything but boring. The Studio Theatre’s “Waiting for Godot” brings the 1940s drama into the modern world. This 50th […]