January 19, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 40

Stories from the January 19, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

More companies throw their hats into Web bookstore ring

Last semester, textbook shopping took on a new dimension when a host of online competitors came on the scene to give the multibillion dollar industry a run for its money. VarsityBooks.com, part of the increasingly popular online book industry, targeted colleges in the D.C. area for the first time last fall. Bookstore sites such as […]

Help put `Big George’ in the unwanted mascots junkyard

Those of you who have been to a home basketball game this semester probably have noticed the new face in the Smith Center. Apparently, we have a second mascot. The rather large abomination you may have seen waddling around the sidelines is not an overgrown punching bag. He is “Big George,” the “bounciest, biggest, rolly […]

News brief

New manager to head substance abuse prevention center Candace Miller was appointed manager of the GW Substance Abuse Prevention Center Jan. 4, replacing Dana Henderson, who left early last fall for personal reasons. “As a department, we’re extremely excited to have someone of her credibility and experience,” said Mike Walker, senior assistant dean of students. […]

Jewel’s latest album, Spirit, reveals her musical growth

At a naive 19 years old, Jewel skyrocketed to stardom. Her sweet, sugar-coated voice was a contrast to the anguished sounds of female rockers Alanis Morissette and Ani DiFranco. Although her debut album, Pieces of You , received worldwide acclaim, it lacked something. On the debut album, the songs showcased Jewel – her voice, her […]

Students volunteer at `I Have a Dream’ Fair

More than 30 GW students volunteered at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” Fair Monday afternoon. The fair, which was held at Hine Junior High School, was a community initiative designed to provide an afternoon of fun and learning for children of homeless or low-income families in public housing projects in […]

British band flourishes in U.S. with latest release

England must be depressing – lousy weather, bad teeth and bland food. But fortunately many of England’s best bands have harnessed this national angst and molded it into great music. With its new album Without You I’m Nothing(Virgin), Placebo is the latest British band to follow suit. Already a big name in England, Placebo is […]

GW lauds students who emulate King

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory is honored each year at GW by the Multicultural Student Services Center, which confers medals upon a group of outstanding students whose lives reflect King’s “dream and vision.” This year, four seniors – Jason Anthony, Zaheer Arastu, Ishmael Renard Mitchell and Ramya Vivekanandan – will receive the honor. […]

Classifieds [1/19/99]

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GW raises prices for end-of-year party

Ticket prices for Monumental Celebration have been raised by $10 as University officials work to finalize plans for the event. Prices were increased from $30 to $40 because of budgetary constraints, administrators said. The price hike was attributed to an overwhelming demand by students to hold Commencement on the Ellipse instead the MCI Center, a […]

Ringside with Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer spoke in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre Thursday without his usual sideshows – no brawling lovers, no raucous crowd chanting his name and no nudity. In a 40-minute lecture, Springer criticized the media, offered his opinion on the Clinton impeachment trial, stressed the importance of the right to privacy and often mocked his […]