October 8, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 20

Stories from the October 8, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW Hospital could stock marijuana

GW Hospital will provide marijuana for patients in its medical center if D.C. voters pass an initiative to legalize the drug for medical use, officials at GW’s Ambulatory Care Center said. Washington residents will vote Nov. 3 on Initiative 59, the “Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1998.” If passed, the law will […]

Colonial golf has breakthrough weekend

For weeks, GW head golf coach Scott Allen said that the competition for starting spots between four talented freshmen and four solid returning players would result in better overall play from his team. His prophecy came true as the Colonials finished eighth at the Walter McLaughlin Red Storm Invitational in Farmingdale, N.Y., and third at […]

Students hit local campaign trail

Volunteers from GW’s College Democrats and College Republicans are playing important roles in the race for D.C. mayor. The CRs sent a delegation to a Foggy Bottom Association meeting last week where Republican mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz addressed area residents. A group of student volunteers will distribute campaign literature, put up posters and work at […]

Yanks’ Strawberry has become a different kind of role model

You root for some players because they are great role models – people who show you what the game is all about. People who look like they are having fun out there playing, always willing to sign another autograph and remind the kids at the charity events to stay in school. Darryl Strawberry was not […]


The article “SA resolution targets accountability, fairness” on p. 14 of the Oct. 5 issue of The GW Hatchet should have said a resolution to urge a change in the way the University fee is allocated is under the review of the Student Association Senate’s Finance and Student Life Committees.

Sports briefs

Vecchione named new assistant athletic director Tony Vecchione was named GW’s assistant athletic director for facilities, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz announced Monday. Vecchione joins GW from the University of Pennsylvania, where he had worked since 1995 and served as director of athletic facilities and operations. In his new position, he will oversee the Smith […]

News briefs

Party Patrol coming to GW Following a national trend among colleges and universities, GW is creating a “party patrol” for fraternities, Interfraternity Council President Neil Smith said. IFC is collaborating on the project with Student Judicial Services. Although the details of the patrol have not been ironed out yet, its goal will be to ensure […]

Freedom leads some students into an expensive addiction

“Kelly”‘s first exposure to drugs piqued her curiosity. Like many GW freshmen, she wasn’t introduced to hard drugs until she arrived at Thurston Hall last year. A few weeks into her first year of college, Kelly started hanging out with upperclassmen who acquainted her with the side of GW that isn’t in the brochures. “(A […]

Students help out neighbors through new SA program

Students are getting involved in a new community service program designed to help senior citizens in the neighborhood with housework and errands. “We have the opportunity to touch lives,” said Jeff Marootian, Student Association vice president for community affairs and head of United Foggy Bottom. “While there are many wealthy senior citizens in the area, […]

Holy Man takes viewers on spirited journey

The movie industry seems to revel in scrutinizing the television industry with films like The Truman Show. Holy Man (Buena Vista) follows this line by satirizing home shopping networks. As a top executive at the Good Buy Shopping Network, Ricky Hayman (Jeff Goldblum, Lost World: The Jurassic Park) leads a lavish life. He owns an […]