October 29, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 27

Stories from the October 29, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hungry Hungry Hippos bring an appetite for ultimate frisbee to GW

No shirt, no shoes – that’s fine, but how about a dress? Welcome to the counterculture known as ultimate frisbee. With music in the background and people wearing anything from women’s clothing to traditional athletic gear, this game relies as much on its social traditions – or lack thereof – as on the sport itself. […]

Late games

Women’s volleyball: GW defeated Fordham, 5-15, 15-8, 15-11 and 15-3 Wednesday in the Bronx, N.Y. The Colonial women managed a .239 hitting percentage to Fordham’s .160 hitting percentage. GW (14-8, 8-5 A-10) was led by Tai Bethune, who led all players with 18 kills, while Renee Arnold who tallied 10 kills. Women’s soccer: GW lost […]

Students complain they were shut out of Dalai Lama speech

Some students said they were upset they were shut out of next month’s lecture by the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, after they waited in line for tickets Monday. The Dalai Lama will speak as part of GW’s “Democratic Invention” lecture series at Lisner Auditorium Nov. 10. The event is co-sponsored by […]

Season was one of destiny for Yankees, Major League Baseball

Sorry, Padre fans and Yankee-haters. If you were trying desperately to put the World Series results behind you, you’re out of luck. Baseball and its amazing champions certainly deserve one last hurrah, especially if there’s no NBA and no Chicago Bulls preparing to take away the spotlight. Most people knew in their hearts what the […]

SA resolution calls for itemization of fee

A resolution to itemize and separate the Student Association and Program Board fee from the University fee on students’ tuition bills was passed by the SA Senate Tuesday. The resolution, which passed 19-2, urges the University to itemize the fee to clarify which portion of the University fee is controlled by student-run organizations. SA Executive […]

Spooky Sights

It’s Halloween – the time of year when ghosts wake from their slumber, witches encircle bubbling cauldrons to cast spells, and people adorn black and orange (two of the most uncomplementary hues). If spirits, hexes or ugly colors don’t satiate your desire for Halloween celebration, D.C. offers a bunch of festive things to do. The […]

SA to monitor Greek-letter groups

The Student Association agreed Tuesday to create an ad hoc committee to consider and review matters relevant to life in GW Greek-letter organizations. The committee will examine Greek-letter issues and advise the Senate’s Student Life Committee and the Senate about these matters, SA Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss said. Undergraduate Sen. Aaron Chacker (CSAS), a […]

Exorcising the demons: 25 years after the film

Looking down the steep gray stone steps that lead from Georgetown University to M Street on a dreary autumn eve, it’s not hard to picture Father Karras’ broken body laying at the bottom in a pool of blood, his head twisted 180 degrees. It’s Halloween. It’s Georgetown. It’s the 25th anniversary of the film The […]

In his mind’s eye

Yohannas Demoz sees the world in his memory. “My ears and memory – those are my eyes when I walk around campus,” says Demoz, who was deprived of sight in a 1986 bombing during the Ethiopian civil war. Memorizing the campus layout and the grass edging help him walk straight along the sidewalk. Listening to […]

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