September 24, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 16

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

Directions to crew and cross country meets

Crewat the Head of the PotomacSaturdayRegatta begins-9 a.m.First GW race-11:30 a.m. Thompson Boat Center is located at 2700 Virginia Ave. N.W. Cross Countryat the GW InvitationalSaturdayWomen’s race starts-10:15 a.m.Men’s race starts-11 a.m. Directions to Bull Run Park in Centreville, Va.:Take Route 66 West to exit 52 (approximately 12.5 miles)Turn right onto Route 29 SouthProceed 2.1 […]

Starr eclipse – Staff editorial

Raising the minimum wage. Fast track. The President’s Initiative on Race. A possible shutdown of the federal government. Iran on the verge of attacking Afghanistan. Russian political, economic and social upheaval. Venezuela nearing financial chaos. These issues affect Americans. These issues have consequences for millions of people. These issues need attention from our leaders and […]

Colonials finish 19th at Yale Fall tournament

When freshmen are an important part of a team’s starting lineup, the results usually aren’t going to be positive immediately, no matter how talented the freshmen. The GW golf team discovered that at the Yale Fall Intercollegiate held at the par-70 Yale University Golf Course in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 19-20. Four of the Colonials’ […]

Upcoming Games

CC-cross countryMS-men’s soccerWP-water poloWS-women’s soccerWVB-women’s volleyball*at Johns Hopkins Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: WS at Virginia Tech-3:30 p.m.WVB at St. Bonaventure-7 p.m. Saturday: WP at CWPA Round I*CC at GW Invit.-10 a.m.Crew at Head of the Potomac Sunday: MS at Virginia Tech-2 p.m.

Injuries hurt women’s soccer team

The GW women’s soccer team this season is facing a problem that often haunts collegiate athletic programs. A large number of injuries have created problems early in the season for the Colonial women, who have limped to a 1-6 start. “It’s been quite a struggle, and it is frustrating,” junior Katy McQuillin said. “But there […]

GW sweeps Fordham for A-10 win

The GW women’s volleyball team cruised to victory Wednesday night with a three-game sweep of visiting Fordham at the Smith Center. Led by the impressive play of sophomore Julie Jahnke and junior Gabriela Mojska, GW (7-4, 2-1) won its second straight Atlantic 10 match and handed the visiting Rams their third consecutive conference loss. The […]


A homegrown boy born in Minneapolis, Vince Vaughn does not resemble the characters he portrays. In his latest film, Clay Pigeons, Vaughn plays serial killer Lester Long. With his handsome sideburns, inviting smile and undeniable charm, Long defies one’s vision of a murderer. In a phone interview Sept. 18, Vaughn greeted reporters with a sincere […]

GW crew teams set to race at the Head of the Potomac

The GW men’s and women’s crew teams will participate in the Head of the Potomac Saturday. The regatta will begin at 9 a.m. at the Thompson Boat Center at 2700 Virginia Ave. N.W., and the first GW boat will hit the water just before noon, GW head coach Steve Peterson said. Peterson said a total […]

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 […]