February 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 46

Stories from the February 8, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Getting the facts on the lottery

With the housing lottery slated for Feb. 20, many questions, comments and concerns about housing options have arisen. We, the representatives of the Residence Hall Association, would like to address and clarify these issues for the student body. In response to the statement “GW is one school and it should only have one set of […]

Sugar Ray’s second release sours with unoriginality

Name your new album 14:59 (Atlantic) and your cheeky, self-deprecating prophecy just might ring true. The brazen title of Sugar Ray’s third full-length album only confirms the inevitable: This California fivesome’s 15 minutes of fame are about one second from expiring, and its album title isn’t half as clever as it thinks it is. That […]

Letters to the Editor

From the homefront I should first of all thank GW for the opportunity it has given to my son to attend this great institution. The experience has been enjoyable and a learning experience for me also. Just for the record, it was a no-brainer to budget the $300 for the residence hall lottery. The balance […]

Swingers – A photo essay

Swing is all the rage, and it’s catching on at GW. Students dug out their saddle shoes, wingtips and zoot suits to boogie to the tunes of King James and the Serfs of Swing Friday night at J Street. Freshman Huey Pham and senior Ann Amarga (top) strut their stuff on the makeshift dance floor. […]

Students decry change in ESIA graduation

Commencement organizers’ recent announcement that the Elliott School of International Affair’s graduation will be held Friday night instead of Saturday has caused frustration among some graduating students and their families. ESIA students who will graduate in May were notified of the change in the ceremony date via e-mail Jan. 28 by Edward McCord, ESIA assistant […]

Crying wolf – Staff editorial

In life, the saying goes, the only things that are certain are death and taxes. And yearly tuition increases at colleges and universities. With that in mind, several Student Association leaders are planning to hold an anti-tuition rally Monday with the theme “$21,625 is too much.” While it is always refreshing to see activism on […]

GW Virginia campus may house TWA wreckage

The wreckage of TWA Flight 800 could move to GW’s Virginia campus in a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board. If GW is selected and the plan receives congressional approval, NTSB would give GW $15 million to $30 million for construction of a facility that could include classrooms, offices, laboratories and a hangar for […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled

JEC fines potential SA candidates for ad

The Joint Elections Committee fined potential Student Association candidates Phil Meisner and Cat Sadler for violating campaign rules last week, according to a JEC notice. Meisner and Sadler, who are running for SA president and executive vice president, respectively, were fined 15 points each for running an advertisement in The GW Hatchet Feb. 1 without […]

Colonials fall short against Tech in final minutes

The law of averages says a basketball team is not likely to pull out two come-from-behind last-second victories in a single week. So after a last-second shot gave the Colonials a win at La Salle Wednesday night, it was not surprising GW couldn’t pull off a dramatic win against Virginia Tech, falling 77-75 at Cassell […]