January 14, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 38

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

Election committee ready to set rules

The Joint Elections Committee is geared up to establish rules and enforcement procedures for the upcoming Student Association, Marvin Center Governing Board and Program Board elections. Committee members said they are honing in on campaign-related issues that were problematic in previous years. Revisions to the rules and JEC office hours will be discussed at the […]

Taking advantage of diversity

On Jan. 14, GW’s two newest Asian student organizations will debut in grand fashion with a welcome back dance party, “Shangri-La.” The Chinese American Student Association (CASA) and the Korean American Student Alliance (KASA) will host this event in conjunction with the Philippine Cultural Society (PCS) and the Asian Student Association. This will hopefully be […]

By the Numbers:Y2K

By The Numbers: Y2K Do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause:major problems? 34%minor problems? 51%no problems? 10% How concerned are you about the Y2K problem?very concerned: 16%somewhat concerned: 40%not too concerned: 31%not at all: 13% Which of the following best describes Y2K’s effects in the United States?disasters resulting in possible loss of life: […]

Upcoming Games

MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballSD-swimming & divingG-gymnastics Thursday: MBB vs. Dayton-7:30 p.m. Friday: WBB vs. Duquesne-7 p.m.G at Alaska-7 p.m. Saturday: SD at Maryland/Villanova-1 p.m.G at Alaska-7 p.m. Sunday: MBB at Xavier-2 p.m.

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 […]


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 […]