October 1, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 18

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

GW Votes makes final registration push

With local and federal elections looming in the near future, members of the student-led voter registration drive GW Votes are making one last push to register students in D.C. before Monday’s deadline. GW Votes recruiter Ed Meinert spent Tuesday night knocking on doors at Thurston Hall. Five hours and 300 doors later, 100 freshmen had […]

Water polo wins two of three

The GW water polo team put itself in position for a successful postseason run with two wins and a loss Saturday in the first round of Collegiate Water Polo Association play at Johns Hopkins University. The Colonials posted wins over Johns Hopkins and the University of Richmond and suffered a nail-biting loss to the U.S. […]

U.S. military should be trained to fight and win wars, not sexism

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 1999 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 373-50. One of the most damaging components of this bill, aside from the fact that it does not provide a necessary increase in the president’s budget request, is perpetuating a patently-flawed system of gender-integrating basic training. […]

GW beats Washington State, earns third straight victory

When it rains it pours for this year’s GW women’s soccer team. After losing six straight matches to start the season, the Colonial women have won three straight matches after a 2-1 victory over Washington State Monday at South Riding Field. The game-winning goal for GW came from junior Katy McQuillin in the 77th minute. […]

Where’s the SA Senate?

I recently stopped by the Student Association office to pick up the minutes of a Senate meeting. Reading the minutes only confirmed my thinking – the Senate is out of focus. It got off to a poor start when two members left this summer and transferred to Georgetown University. What does it say about GW […]

Sports briefs

Women’s basketball faces tough schedule The GW women’s basketball schedule for 1998-’99 was released Sept. 24. The Colonial women may face as many as 11 teams that made the postseason last year. GW will play six or possibly seven NCAA Tournament teams, including the University of Arkansas and North Carolina State University, both Final Four […]

Double jeopardy? – Staff editorial

The number of GW students who have gotten into various kinds of trouble because of alcohol seems to have risen to unprecedented levels this year. From fraternity parties that serve alcohol in violation of University regulations to freshmen who go off campus to drink themselves into life-threatening stupors, the run-ins with alcohol seem to be […]

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 […]