January 14, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 38

Stories from the January 14, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Shedding some light on Ramadan

Why are thousands of Americans and about a billion people around the world abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to sunset this month? They are Muslims fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and one of the highest forms […]

P.C.U.?

First in an occasional series It was 1993, John Boesky’s freshman year at New York’s Sarah Lawrence College. During an argument with his roommate, Boesky labeled the young man a “faggot.” Boesky’s friend, Marlin Lask, stood a few feet away and laughed at the comment. Weeks later, Lask and Boesky were charged with harassment under […]

Aftermath of Hurricane Monica

The impeachment trial of the century continues to run its course in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Senate, but does anyone care? Of course people care, you say, otherwise something like three-quarters of the American public would not be opposed to a long, drawn-out Senate trial. But even so, it seems the much talked […]

Packing ’em in – Staff editorial

Another semester has begun and with it comes all the traditional accompaniments – tans courtesy of winter vacations in Florida, the latest cold-weather fashions, various combinations of four-letter words describing book costs in the GW Bookstore. And of course, complaints about overcrowded classes. This last item has become a tradition more well known than that […]

Air Jordan departing – Staff editorial

“I wanna be like Mike.” Those five words were the mantra of the millions of basketball fans who practiced the moves, dunks and flying ability of one of the world’s most recognizable and talented athletes – Michael Jordan. Jordan’s announcement Wednesday that he is retiring from basketball brings an end to the era of Air […]

GW should be ashamed of turnout for women’s basketball

I’ve been here at GW for almost four years now, and I have attended more men’s and women’s basketball games than I can count. Our crowds over the last three-plus seasons have helped the two basketball teams to a combined record of 81-12 in the Smith Center, and we have been given more positive memories […]

Colonial men, women will host pair at Smith Center

Both the GW men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in the Smith Center this week, the last time either squad will play at home until Jan. 24. The Colonials will face Dayton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, while the Colonial women host Duquesne Friday at 7 p.m. Dayton comes crawling into town to face the […]

Swimming and diving teams trounce Delaware on road

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept the University of Delaware as the men defeated the Blue Hens 157-86 and the women won 158-85 Saturday in Newark, Del. The men notched 12 first-place finishes while the GW women won 11 events. In the men’s meet, sophomore Wes Teter, senior Joe Corallo and […]

Fund aids grads in research phase

The Columbian School of Arts and Sciences dean’s office will use an anonymous $10,000 donation to establish a fund to support graduate students who are completing their dissertations. The new fund will help CSAS graduate students who are working on dissertations pay the $680 per semester continuous research fee, which will be implemented this fall. […]