September 24, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 16

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

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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]