October 13, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 21

Stories from the October 13, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Turkey and its oppression of Islam

Growing up in the United States, we take for granted the basic rights our government allows its people. We grow up with the right to free thought, to choose our religion and to express our individual beliefs. When I decided to take up the scarf my sophomore year, I had many concerns. I worried about […]

Cherry honors father with debut album

When Eagle-Eye Cherry’s album Desireless (Work) goes into a CD player, it stays there for a while. On his debut album, Cherry fuses the sounds of jazz, blues, pop, folk and modern rock into a powerful, irresistible mixture. Son of legendary jazz musician Don Cherry and brother of pop/hip-hop singers Nenah and Titiyo, Eagle-Eye Cherry […]

SA needs to get a clue

In the Oct. 5 issue of The GW Hatchet, Sens. Beth Lester and Heath Hansen defended the Student Association as “the only group on campus that represents every single GW student” (“SA actively represents students,” p. 4). While these two SA senators were correct in their definitive description of what the SA is supposed to […]

Soundtrack offers taste of wide range of genres

Ever go to a restaurant and order the sampler? It offers a little taste of everything – usually a few chicken fingers, a couple of wings, some onion rings and on a rare occasion, those tiny delectable breaded mushrooms. The Practical Magic soundtrack (Reprise Records) is the music industry’s version of the sampler, complete with […]

Outdated computers bewilder students

A poster recently hung in Lafayette Hall read, “We need new computers because my washing machine has a faster processor than the computers downstairs.” The poster echoes the feelings of many students, who have grown frustrated with slow and outdated computers in campus residence halls, said Lafayette Hall President Daniel Laren. “(The Madison Hall computer […]

Bring in `Da Noise adds flair to past with rhythm

With feet stomping, tapping and clanking, Bring in `Da Noise, Bring in `Da Funk teaches invaluable art and history lessons through rhythm. The Tony Award-winning musical moves through 100 years of history during the two-hour performance, leaving the audience with more than just a better understanding of the time. Light, dancing, vocals and sound make […]

Delaware policy sets example

As one of the top-10 binge drinking schools in the nation, the University of Delaware had the kind of reputation administrators didn’t like to talk about – it was a party school. Boosted by a $750,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fight binge drinking, the university’s administrators went on the offensive against […]

Healing GW’s wounds

GW students Jay Abbott and Geoff Shapiro noticed a major problem with emergency medical care on campus in 1994. The District’s lack of ambulances and emergency medical services (EMS) staff meant GW students could wait up to an hour for a city ambulance to assist them. Abbott and Shapiro proposed a solution. Instead of urging […]

Animators discuss satire

Television cartoon show creators discussed their work at “Prime Time Animation,” the School of Media and Public Affairs’ second satellite seminar of the year Thursday evening. Matt Groening of “The Simpsons,” Mike Judge of “King of the Hill” and “Beavis and Butthead,” and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” were beamed in live […]

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