February 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 51

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

Candidates pull annual all-nighter to poster

The countdown began Tuesday at 7:58 a.m. “Two minutes left,” yelled a member of the Joint Elections Committee. A little later, a second countdown began. “Five, four, three, two, one.” Promptly at 8 a.m., Student Association and Program Board candidates and campaign workers, some of whom camped out all night to reserve a postering spot, […]

GW downs Hokies with Rogers ailing

A game in which Shawnta Rogers scores one point and Mike King is held to five points would normally mean trouble for the GW men’s basketball team. But the Colonials won in surprisingly easy fashion Wednesday night, beating Virginia Tech 77-67 at the Smith Center to avenge one of its three Atlantic 10 losses this […]

PB executive chair candidate exits race

Program Board executive chair candidate Anthony Rizzuto announced his withdrawal from the race Tuesday, stunning the sparse audience at the Joint Elections Committee candidates’ forum. Rizzuto’s public announcement was the first time JEC officials and his opponent, Ruth Abu Sahid, learned he would drop out. Rizzuto, a GW junior who served as PB secretary last […]

Xavier visits GW for A-10 West Championship, bragging rights

It would be hard to top the last time Xavier ventured into the unfriendly confines of the Smith Center to take on the GW men’s basketball team. But the game there Saturday might come close. Last time Xavier was in Foggy Bottom, the Colonials pulled off a thrilling victory against the 18th-ranked Musketeers Jan. 14, […]

Court to consider violations

Six Student Association candidates whom the Joint Elections Committee removed from the ballot last week will present their case to the student court Sunday afternoon. The court rejected Tuesday a request by presidential candidate Phil Meisner, executive vice presidential candidate Cat Sadler and four SA Senate candidates for an injunction, leaving the candidates’ status unclear […]

GW loses one of the all-time greats of Colonial athletics

Perhaps you heard Bob Faris died. Perhaps you faintly recall a moment of silence before the frenzied opening minutes of the Massachusetts game. Or perhaps instead of reflecting on someone you’d never heard of, you yelled “Go GW!” or something. Such is the ignorant bliss of youth. Bob Faris probably would have understood. You see, […]

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 […]