February 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 49

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

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 […]

A gap in logic – Staff editorial

Italy’s highest appeals court issued a ruling last week that defies all logic and common sense. The ruling stated that it is impossible for anyone to rape a woman who is wearing tight jeans because a rapist cannot remove his victim’s pants without her help. The court also questioned a woman’s veracity because she waited […]

From a video game and a dream, ice hockey thrives at GW

Four years ago, the GW hockey club arose from the chaos of dozens of pizzas and 2 a.m. study sessions in Thurston Hall. Freshmen Carl Hurwitz and Jeff Butler, playing ice hockey on a Sega video game system, wished that GW had a hockey team of its own. That dream became a reality when Butler’s […]

Emotions run high at senior night

There may be no crying in baseball, but apparently there is crying in basketball for the GW women’s basketball team. After the Colonials defeated Rhode Island in their last regular season home game, Noelia Gomez led the five GW seniors to center court where they sang a tearful rendition of the alma mater. Gomez, Mandisa […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballG-gymnasticsMBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballSD-swimming & diving Thursday: SD at A-10 Champ. Friday: B at Coastal Carolina-3 p.m.WBB at Duquesne-7:05 p.m.SD at A-10 Champ. Saturday: SD at A-10 Champ.B at Coastal Carolina-1 p.m.MBB at Temple-2 p.m. Sunday: B at Coastal Carolina-1 p.m.G at Towson Invit.-1 p.m.WBB at Va. Tech-12 p.m.