January 19, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 40

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

Letter to the Editor

Ripped off The GW Bookstore was upset last semester when Internet sites started to intrude on their business. However, the bookstore management has obviously failed to look at the reasons students would rather not shop in its convenient on-campus location. They are ripping us off more and more every semester. Last semester I bought A […]

Marriage woes – Staff editorial

Last week in Sacramento, Calif., about a hundred ministers of the United Methodist Church gathered to give their blessing to the marriage of Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton, a lesbian couple whose marriage is prohibited by the church’s canons. A crowd of more than 1,000 church members gathered to watch and support the unprecedented ceremony. […]

By the numbers: Scandal

Should the media report “outings” of members of Congress by Hustler publisher Larry Flynt?Yes – 61%No – 38% Should President Clinton resign?Yes – 35%No – 61% Are you fed up with all elected officials in Washington?Yes – 25%No – 37%Just some – 36% Do you think Ken Starr went too far in his investigation?Yes – […]

GW splits A-10 West games

The GW men’s basketball team entered the weekend with a chance to stake its claim as the team to beat in the Atlantic 10 West. The Colonials (9-5, 3-1 A-10) knocked off one of the two teams it shared the division title with last season – Dayton – but were beaten handily by Xavier – […]

Looking at the big picture

We are writing in response to the racist action that took place Jan. 10. The Muslim Students Association put a banner wishing everyone a happy Ramadan outside the Marvin Center earlier that night. After it was hung, someone vandalized the banner by writing “Bomb Iraq” on it. It’s funny, now that we all think about […]

Cardigans re-emerge with darker sound

The Cardigans are back with a new sound – one that is darker and less pop-based than the catchy, overplayed bubble gum hit from 1997, “Love Fool.” With the release of its fourth album, Gran Turismo (Mercury), The Cardigans seem to be determined to exchange the type-casted, happy-go-lucky sound with one that delves into realms […]

Vandalizing celebration

The sentiment of Muslim students on GW campus is more visible after a horrid deed was committed last week. During the holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim Students Association of GW placed a banner on the H Street Terrace of the Marvin Center inviting fellow students to Iftar dinners, the feast that takes place at […]

Talk show host wasn’t always `too hot for TV’

Jerry Springer was once a respected television journalist with a collection of Emmy Awards to prove it. That was a long time ago. Before the chair-throwing and hair-pulling. Before the steamy sexual betrayals and the gratuitous breast baring. Before “ho” became common daytime television jargon. After a prominent stint as a councilman turned mayor of […]

Women’s Center finds a home at Mount Vernon

The GW Women’s Center has found a home on the Mount Vernon campus after being denied space on the Foggy Bottom campus last semester. The center is scheduled to open in early March with a women’s history month celebration. In addition to providing the students with a suite and outdoor covered porch, Grae Baxter, executive […]

Springer mania – Staff editorial

A packed Marvin Center theater chanting “Jerry! Jerry!” greeted talk show host Jerry Springer when he came to campus Thursday to promote his book and discuss ethics in the media. What Springer himself referred to as the “stupidest show on television” is also one of the most-watched programs in the nation. It’s a confounding paradox. […]