October 8, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 20

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

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 […]

UN staff discusses refugees’ plight

Three delegates from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees spoke on campus Monday about refugee awareness in the modern world. The panel discussion focused primarily on how UNHCR works to help refugees displaced by war or political unrest to rebuild their lives. “A refugee is anyone who has been forced to flee their country […]

Classifieds [10/8/98]

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University spruces up game room

The renovated fifth floor of the Marvin Center has come alive since its grand reopening Sept. 25, Marvin Center officials say. Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student Academic and Support Services, made a commitment to redo the fifth floor when he took over responsibility for the […]

Tobacco use ignites debate

More than 50 students had the chance to voice their opinion on tobacco issues Tuesday night at the “Debate on Big Tobacco,” co-sponsored by GW’s College Republicans and College Democrats. The two-part program, which was held in a Funger Hall lecture room, was a moderated debate between three representatives from each organization followed by a […]

Letters to the Editor

Misguided attacks I’m writing in response to the Oct. 5 letter to the editor about GW’s “misguided efforts” of trying to control what most college-goers consider an integral part of the college experience – underage drinking (“Misguided efforts,” p. 4). In response to the writers’ query about who on campus can honestly say they are […]

Diversity in higher education

51 percent of student respondents to a national poll conducted for the Ford Foundation identified themselves as either “very conservative” or “more conservative than liberal.” 58 percent of respondents said the United States is growing apart. 22 percent said the nation is doing a good job of preparing itself to meet future challenges. 71 percent […]

Both men and women defend U.S.

For two and a half years now, I have read Brandon Wales spout the conservative agenda on everything from international affairs to missile defense. While I admire his writing ability and his strong opinions, I have found myself disagreeing with, but understanding, much he has said. Wales’ article in the Oct. 1 issue of The […]

Medicinal marijuana — Staff editorial

District residents will decide next month whether to allow the medicinal use of marijuana in city hospitals. If Initiative 59 passes Nov. 3, marijuana would be prescribed to patients who are receiving treatment for cancer, AIDS and other terminal diseases. Officials at GW Hospital said the facility will provide marijuana to patients if the initiative […]