November 5, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 29

Stories from the November 5, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Williams wins easily, Barry’s reign ends

Democrat Anthony Williams won a landslide victory in the D.C. mayoral election Tuesday, defeating Republican Carol Schwartz and ending the long, scandal-tarnished era of Mayor Marion Barry. “Today in our city, a voice was heard,” Williams said at his victory gala at the Mayflower Hotel. “And they said, `We want our city back.’ “ The […]

GW water polo advances to Easterns

The GW men’s water polo team placed fourth out of eight teams last weekend in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Championships, earning a trip to the Eastern Championships. The Colonials opened the weekend with an 8-5 victory over Salem-Teikyo University, but then lost to the U.S. Naval Academy and Princeton University. GW entered the […]

Students sign up for waiting list for spring residence hall spaces

The University’s housing services office began collecting names for a waiting list of undergraduate students currently living off campus who want to return to GW residence halls next spring. Staffers in the housing services office, located on the first floor of New Hall, said it had 14 students on the waiting list at the close […]

Sports brief

A-10 honors GW swimmers Two members of the GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were named Performers of the Week by the Atlantic 10 Conference. Junior Juan Bocanegra earned the award on the men’s side. He won the 200-yard individual medley against Duquesne and the College of William & Mary Saturday with a […]

GW professor analyzes Glenn’s space mission

GW Professor John Logsdon, director of the Space Policy Institute and Center for International Science and Technology Policy, took to the airwaves this week to explain to viewers in America and Europe the significance of the space shuttle Discovery’s research mission. Logsdon said astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) got the public to pay […]

Weekend Warriors

Danny Ponzo was terrified the night before he left. The GW freshman lay awake in bed, contemplating the challenges of the upcoming weekend – the obstacle courses that would leave his body bruised for days, the nighttime land navigation exercises that would require him to navigate through a pitch black forest with only the faint […]

Students paint hands in cultural exchange

Students spent Tuesday night learning about the ancient art of mendhi by decorating their hands with henna paste as part of a monthly series of “how to” programming sponsored by the South Asian Society. The Indian name mendhi refers to the process of staining one’s palms and feet with a paste made from henna plants. […]

GW Theatre performs Chekhov’s `The Seagull’ with thoughtfulness

“I want to live,” cries Peter Sorin (Troy Miller), endlessly puffing on a cigarette as he wrenches and writhes from undefined but painful ailments. Sorin, a former district attorney, exemplifies the feeling of dissatisfaction and aversion for life in each character of Anton Chekhov’s, “The Seagull.” In his typical style, Chekhov unfolds the tale of […]

News brief

IFC cancels party patrol The Interfraternity Council announced the fraternity party patrol will not come to GW as earlier reported, IFC President Neil Smith said. Smith said the idea of the party patrol was sparked by a relatively new self-governing policy. As a result of the policy, members of the IFC executive board patrol fraternity […]

Get Wet

Leave it to Adam Sandler to resurrect the phrase “open up a can of whoop ass” and the term “needledick.” Yes, the professional goofball who cracked up people with Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison and – one could argue – The Wedding Singer is back. And his latest movie, The Waterboy (Touchstone Pictures) is sure to […]