November 9, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 30

Stories from the November 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Big and small, seniors will lead Colonials this season

To make a run in March, GW must have experienced veterans that step up in big games. With senior tri-captains Shawnta Rogers, Yegor Mescheriakov and Seco Camara, the Colonials will be in good hands. New head coach Tom Penders has taken over a team that lost to Oklahoma State University in disappointing fashion in the […]

Religion Week offers educational events

Campus religious and cultural organizations, in conjunction with GW’s Program Board, have planned several events for Religion Week 1998 – “One Religion, Many Faces” – that began Saturday. The Muslim Students’ Association will show the movie The Message at 6 p.m. in Lisner Auditorium. The film accurately depicts the rise of Islam as a major […]

GW helps clean up Foggy Bottom

With large garbage bags in their gloved hands, 165 GW students set out Saturday morning to clean up everything from broken bottles to the campaign posters that littered the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Foggy Bottom Cleanup, an event that encourages GW students to clean up trash in the Foggy Bottom area, was begun two years ago […]

Sole newcomer for Colonial women is far from a rookie

If the GW women’s basketball team could be captured in one word, it might be “experience.” The Colonial women do not have one freshman this season. All the players have been through the regular-season war and the postseason. They have played in big games and crucial situations. And the one new player on this year’s […]

New film under siege by Arab community

Director Ed Zwick’s new movie, The Siege, has sparked controversy among Arab groups that say the film promotes negative stereotypes about their culture. In the film, which stars Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, martial law is imposed in the Bronx, N.Y., after several terrorist acts occur and Arabs are forced into internment camps. GW’s Muslim […]

Festival of Lights illuminates culture

Glass bowls filled with tea candles and rose petals adorned the tables at the Indian Students’ Association’s Annual Diwali Dinner and Cultural Show Saturday night in the Marvin Center ballroom. The candles symbolized Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” a traditional Indian holiday celebrated by various religions every autumn. The event kicked off Program Board’s Religion […]

On Guard

Any basketball player or casual fan would say guards are the key to a team – the players who start the offense and ignite the defense . Guards control everything. A center or power forward may lead a team in scoring, but only because a guard feeds the ball into the post. A final play […]

ASA’s `Arabian Night’ showcases traditions

The GW Arab Student Association sponsored a night of traditional Arabian cuisine and entertainment Friday in J Street. The event aimed to educate students about Arab culture and promote unity, said ASA co-President Nehal Safwat. The semiformal event began with an Arabic dinner catered by Lebanese Taverna. After the dinner, guests watched a fashion show […]

UN official discusses nonproliferation

Jayantha Dhanapala, United Nations under-secretary general for disarmament affairs, spoke to a crowded room at the Marvin Center Friday about controlling the spread of nuclear weapons. His remarks came in the wake of President Clinton’s decision to lift the 6-month-old economic sanctions on India and Pakistan after both nations conducted nuclear tests. The lecture entitled […]

GW has Authority in exhibition victory

The GW men’s basketball team hoped to get a good contest out of Court Authority, an exhibition team with a roster full of former collegiate players. But by halftime the Colonials had built a 55-31 lead and would end up winning their second and final exhibition game 102-90 Friday at the Smith Center. “I was […]