February 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 51

Stories from the February 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

National Hillel urges a return to Judaism

This isn’t your mom and dad’s Hillel. For years, Hillel has been seen as the temple of a college campus, the place for Jewish students, faculty and community members to participate in the traditions of Judaism. But the organization is undergoing a metamorphosis and creating programs to involve as many Jewish students as possible. “The […]

Smoking

On the surface, 200 Cigarettes (Paramount Pictures) looks like a great movie. The film combines a hot, diverse ensemble cast with an inventive plot, unfolds in the New York City of 1981 and is backed up by great music. Unfortunately, you’re required to analyze more than what you would expect from the movie’s previews, and […]

Panel blames female eating disorders on media, ads

(U-WIRE) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A “plus-size” model, the director of communications for Kellogg USA and a marketing executive at Anne Klein were among the panelists at a public forum Tuesday that blamed the media for promoting eating disorders. Speaking to a mostly female crowd of more than 200, the panelists talked of their own experiences […]

Another Affleck is successful in Hollywood’s name game

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you the last name of a celebrity and you give me the first name. Let’s begin with Paltrow. OK. That’s too easy. Gwyneth. Fine smarty pants, let’s increase the difficulty. Haim. That’s right, ’80s movies lovers. It’s Corey Haim from License to Drive. Okay, here’s a toughie. Affleck. It’s […]

MCGB’s purpose eludes students this election season

Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron is seeking another term in office, but his name will not appear on the ballot in next week’s election. Petron said he considers himself a write-in candidate. He said he did not run officially because a recent illness made it impossible for him to obtain the necessary signatures. […]

Nadler reassures CDs about Social Security

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) discussed Social Security and the ideological differences of the two major political parties at a presentation sponsored by the GW College Democrats Wednesday in the Marvin Center ballroom. Nadler, who served on the House Judiciary Committee throughout President Clinton’s impeachment trial, has been a member of the House of Representatives since […]

Justice in Jasper – Staff editorial

The residents of Jasper, Texas, have been in the unrelenting glare of the media spotlight since the horrible incident there last year. It was an event that seemed more appropriate for pre-civil rights days when the Ku Klux Klan and impromptu lynchings were commonplace than today’s supposedly enlightened times. James Byrd Jr. was dragged to […]

Students debate future of African nations

GW’s Organization of African Students held a panel discussion Tuesday to find ways to save Africa from social, military and economic oppression in the 21st century. The panel, moderated by GW political science professor David Simon, was compromised of native African GW students, many of whom have witnessed war and revolution firsthand. They included Hanad […]

Colonial women prepare for Atlantic 10 tourney

The GW women’s basketball team lost 73-72 to Virginia Tech in last year’s semifinal game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament after winning the A-10 regular season championship. So perhaps giving up the A-10 regular season crown to Virginia Tech is an auspicious sign for GW’s chances in the league tournament beginning Friday at the Forum […]