October 1, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 18

Stories from the October 1, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Sappy storyline makes Dreams a nightmare

One critic quoted in advertisements for What Dreams May Come (PolyGram Films) hails the film as “a masterpiece.” But when an all-star cast and $75 million in stellar special effects cannot salvage a corny premise and a poorly devised plot, the movie hardly can be touted as a masterpiece. What Dreams May Come is nothing […]

Open market – Staff editorial

Imagine the day when students can walk into the GW Bookstore and not be shocked by the prices they must pay for textbooks, supplies and GW merchandise. If Sen. Lauch Faircloth (R-N.C.) gets his way, college campuses across the country will be forced to end monopolistic business practices that restrict students’ buying options. How can […]

SA EVP asks for `a more honest fee’

Student Association Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss recommended to administrators Monday changes to GW’s system of allocating portions of the University fee. But administrators said the proposal may not offer a better option than the existing system of channeling money. The proposal’s credibility may be at stake because it was included in letters sent directly […]

Upcoming Games

CC-cross countryG-golfMS-men’s soccerWS-women’s soccerWVB-women’s volleyball Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MS at Fordham-3 p.m.WS vs. Fordham-4 p.m.WVB vs. UMass-7:30 p.m.G at St. John’s Invit. Saturday: WVB vs. URI-5 p.m.CC at Richmond meet-10:15 a.m.G at St. John’s Invit. Sunday: MS at La Salle-1 p.m.WS vs. La Salle-1 p.m.G at St. Bonnie’s Invit.

GW tackles recent rash of binge drinking

After a string of underage drinking arrests and alcohol-related hospitalizations, the GW administration is ratcheting up its responsible drinking campaign to head off serious injury or even fatalities. The recent alcohol-related incidents at GW are underscored by a recently released survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. In it, medical researchers detailed what […]

It’s a nice thought, but football wouldn’t work at GW

It has come to my attention that GW sports fans can’t wait for basketball season to start, which is pretty pathetic considering it’s only the first week of October. Some poor lost soul even e-mailed The GW Hatchet last week, telling us we should have a basketball preview section soon. By the way, look for […]

MPD arrests underage GW drinkers

Seven GW students who were arrested for underage drinking by the Metropolitan Police Department last week will face additional sanctions from the University, said Mike Walker, senior assistant dean of students. The students, who ranged in age from 18 to 20, were arrested at local bars last Thursday and Saturday nights by undercover Alcoholic Beverage […]

New bill threatens campus monopoly

The GW Bookstore’s exclusive rights to campus book sales have come under fire recently within the GW community, but the U.S. Senate soon may pose a much larger threat to its monopoly. Sen. Lauch Faircloth (R-N.C.) has introduced The College Costs Savings Act of 1998 in response to national concerns about monopolies on college campuses. […]

There’s nothing ordinary about Generic Theatre

The Generic Theatre Company opens its season this weekend with “A Night of One Acts.” Each of the three one-act plays encompassed in the performance is unique but the plays combine to create an entertaining and intriguing evening. The audience is taken on a virtual field trip in Ray Bradbury’s, “The Veldt,” the first of […]

Greek Week offers social, service events

GW Greek-letter community members will come together Thursday to kick off Greek Week, seven days of events that give fraternity and sorority members the chance to socialize and service the community. “The Greek community is more than the IFC,” said Interfraternity Council Vice President for Programming Brandon Moss. Moss said members of the IFC, the […]