February 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 51

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

GW honors birthday of school’s namesake

GW celebrated the birthday of its namesake and the 61st anniversary of GW’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society with a ceremony and bonfire on the Quad Monday. The event began on 22nd Street with a dedication of the Phi Beta Kappa stone by the society’s Executive Director Doug Ford and GW President […]

Watering Hole

Quigley’s was more than just a drugstore – it was the social center of GW before it closed in 1979. When GW moved from 15th and H streets to its Foggy Bottom location in 1912, Quigley’s pharmacy – on the corner of 21st and G streets – became a place for students to relax and […]

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 […]


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 […]