February 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 49

Stories from the February 18, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Alumnus makes `Most’ of crime reporting

GW alumnus Doug Most said he is “floating on a cloud” after being tapped 1998 Journalist of the Year in New Jersey and publishing his first book. Most’s book, Always in Our Hearts, tells the story of Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson, a teenage couple from northern New Jersey who killed their newborn son and […]

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PB plans for Spring Fling after facing financial troubles

The Program Board’s traditional line-up of spring semester programming should proceed as usual, PB Executive Chair Brian Nathanson said, quelling rumors that the organization would be forced to cancel events to make up for a $45,000 loss on its Blues Traveler concert Nov. 18. “(PB) actually did a pretty good job keeping costs down for […]

SA member takes senators to court

The Student Association Student Court has agreed to hear a case this week that may affect the way students are represented in the SA Senate. S.M. “Skip” Oliva, an officer with the SA Senate, filed a complaint Monday against three SA officials, the Senate and the Joint Elections Committee. He said the current election system […]

Rallying to correct an injustice

It was more than 35 years ago that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. And how many times since then have we read sentimental opinion pieces about it? All of us know that the fight waged by the civil rights activists of the 1960s was hurt by the murder of […]

Privatization will not aid security

Why does America need to strengthen Social Security? The answer is simple: For nearly half of Americans, Social Security is the only pension they have. The program has worked to relieve poverty among the old, disabled workers, women and minorities. It prevents social inequality among the rich and poor. For young families, it prevents their […]

Satanic Verses and modern England

I recently read Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses to find out why it is controversial. Rushdie’s notoriety as a writer is probably due in large part to the issue of a fatwah by the Ayatollah Khomenei of Iran in 1989 for writing the novel. The book is purported by some to defame the Prophet Mohammed […]

Wanted: Judge Judy – Staff editorial

In a case that would be best handled by Judge Judy, the Student Association’s Student Court has agreed to hear a case that would affect how students are represented in the SA. A complaint filed with the court Monday alleges that the current system of elections violates the SA charter because it distinguishes between graduate […]

New rape law symbolic of `Why Me?’ society

(U-WIRE) SEATTLE – Hello. My name is Christina Miller and I am a victim of rape. Now, considering I’m a 20-year-old college woman living in a culture where tell-all biographies and memoirs of terrible childhoods make the bestseller list each year, this confession may not surprise you. However, if you are sexually active, you have […]

Swim teams hope to ride to A-10 titles in Buffalo

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are hoping to improve on their finishes at last year’s Atlantic 10 Championships as they visit Buffalo, N.Y., this weekend to compete for the 1999 conference title. The men’s team hopes to avenge a close loss to Massachusetts in last year’s championship, when the Minutemen edged […]