October 1, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 18

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

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 […]

Schwartz addresses Foggy Bottom issues

Republican D.C. mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz addressed Foggy Bottom residents’ concerns about GW’s plans to expand into the neighborhood at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting Monday. Residents said they are most concerned about the proposed construction of a new GW Hospital across the street from the existing 23rd Street facility. “It’s a matter of the […]

Lousy character development plagues The Imposters

In this faintly comedic film, writer, director, coproducer and star Stanley Tucci (Deconstructing Harry) tries unsuccessfully to reclaim the vaudeville era in The Impostors (Fox Searchlight Pictures). Tucci teams up with Oliver Platt (Simon Birch) to form the duo of Arthur and Maurice, two actors looking for work during the Depression. In a funny opening […]

SAS establishes scholarship

The South Asian Society recently established a scholarship to help students with a cultural background in South Asia fund their GW education. Continuing students with ancestral roots in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who have completed 30 credit hours now have another option to help finance their tuition. “In the past, many student […]

Voices from the Street

They are Miriam’s Poets. They gather each week in the basement of the Western Presbyterian Church on the corner of 24th Street and Virginia Avenue to share original literary masterpieces. “The earth is my home. I don’t have any doors or walls,” wrote Gregory Hill, in a piece called “I Have a Home.” But these […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 10/01/98 Bar: Rock Bottom BreweryWhere: 7900 Norfolk Ave., BethesdaCrowd: Most bargoers are in their late twenties or early thirtiesGetting in: Bring an IDPrices: Not a cheap nightFood: Good – it’s also a restaurantDancing: SomePick-ups: A few, but it’s not a singles barPluses: Great beer and tasty foodMinuses: A little pricy and far from […]

Senate approves bill to add flights at National Airport

The U. S. Senate approved a plan Friday that would add 24 daily flights at Ronald Reagan National Airport. Twelve of these new flights would be allowed to travel beyond the airport’s 1,250-mile limit. The increase is the first since the mid-1980s. Reagan National is one of four U.S. airports whose take-offs and landings are […]