September 24, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 16

Stories from the September 24, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Chan and Tucker can’t save plotless Rush Hour

Rush Hour (New Line Cinema) follows a predictable storyline, but manages to entertain audiences because of the efforts of two actors. The movie is the latest version of the commonplace Hollywood script in which two radically different cops unite to fight the bad guys. James Carter (Chris Tucker, Money Talks) is a Los Angeles police […]

Clay Pigeons’ talented cast is shot down by poor plot

On the surface, Clay Pigeons (Gramercy Pictures) has most of the elements necessary for a blockbuster: sex, violence, a talented cast and an ambiguous title. The film, however, is missing one key component – a premise. From the get-go, Clay Pigeons flounders. Somewhere in Montana, best friends Earl (Gregory Sporleder) and Clay (Joaquin Phoenix, Inventing […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 09/24/98 Bar: Heaven and HellWhere: 18th Street in Adams MorganCrowd: College students and recent gradsGetting in: IDs requiredPrices: SteepFood: NopeDancing: That’s all there is Pick-ups: More choices than an all-you-can-eat buffetPluses: Lots of dancing and plenty of chances to try out pick-up lines Minuses: Lots of dancing and plenty of chances to try […]

Classifieds [9/24/98]

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Student allegedly raped in residence hall

A GW student allegedly was raped by an acquaintance in her residence hall room Sunday evening, University Police Director Dolores Stafford said. To protect the victim and the investigation, details of the incident were not released, Stafford said. She said the student allowed the suspect into her room because she had met him earlier in […]

Former UPD officer convicted of abuse

A former University Police officer could face up to 15 years in prison after he was convicted Wednesday of one count of felony child abuse in a Maryland court. Former UPD special officer Vernon Cooper faced two additional counts of abuse, but the jury could not reach a verdict on them and was declared deadlocked. […]

Fraternities face violations

Three fraternities’ GW chapters recently were reprimanded by the Interfraternity Council’s hearing board for violations of rush policies, the IFC announced Tuesday. Beta Theta Pi has been placed on social probation because it was in violation of University and IFC policies, IFC President Neil Smith said. Smith said the fraternity held an illegal event because […]

Alcohol use sends freshman to hospital

A freshman Kappa Sigma rushee was taken to Georgetown Hospital Sept. 13 to be treated for excessive alcohol consumption. Jason Delp, Kappa Sigma president, said the freshman did not drink at a Kappa Sigma event that evening, where he said no alcohol was served. But Delp said the rushee arrived at the event intoxicated and […]

Law may deny financial aid to students who use drugs

(U-WIRE) PITTSBURGH – Using drugs may soon become even more costly for college students – they could lose their federal financial aid. Under next year’s higher education bill, currently in a House-Senate conference committee, students convicted of possessing or selling marijuana or other illegal drugs could have their federal financial assistance for college suspended. “Taxpayers […]

GW cancels meeting with off-campus fraternity

Communication between the University and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has broken down after GW’s assistant general counsel canceled a scheduled meeting with the fraternity’s local alumni last week, fraternity officials said. An official at the office of the general counsel said employees of the office will not comment to the media about pending legal […]