March 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 52

Stories from the March 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Summit to protest death sentence

A half-dozen Campaign to End the Death Penalty members plan to organize an April 10 student summit at GW to rally support for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who faces a death sentence in Pennsylvania this year for the 1981 murder of a police officer. Junior Barak Epstein, who is an organizer of the event, said he wants […]

Follow the yellow brick road .

Watching children clap along to “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!” is only half the fun of seeing The Wizard of Oz at National Theatre. The real fun is clapping along yourself. For an hour and a half, the musical’s exceptional touring company wisks its audience back to childhood, where apple trees talk, monkeys fly […]

Referendum to ask for input on SA split

Students will voice their opinions about a Student Association graduate-undergraduate split in a referendum on this week’s ballot, as SA leaders begin preparations to divide the group into two bodies. “We need to find out whether the average student feels the need for a split,” said graduate Sen. J.P. Blackford (SEAS). The referendum is non-binding, […]

Calling all Dorothys

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Grov? has played everyone’s favorite Kansan on The Wizard of Oz tour for three years, and she’s decided it’s time to pass the ruby slippers. So the tour is holding a national search for a new Dorothy in cities around the nation this spring. Auditions begin at Washington’s National Theatre March 9 and […]

New Hall is awash in frustration, water

Sprinklers flooded more than two dozen New Hall rooms Saturday for the second time in a week. The incident left frustrated residents questioning the quality of the residence hall sprinkler system and the responsiveness of administrators. The New Hall fire alarm sounded at 5:30 p.m., and residents evacuated the building to watch the now familiar […]

Villa Rosie pains listeners with sugar-coated songs

Have you ever eaten so many Sweet Tarts or Pixie Sticks that your tongue goes numb and you feel nauseated? You lick your lips and all you taste is sugar. No matter how much water you drink, you can’t rinse that taste out of your mouth. Villa Rosie’s latest album, Everybody Rides, is the Pixie […]

Court keeps five SA candidates off ballot

The student court ruled Sunday that Student Association presidential candidate Phil Meisner, executive vice presidential candidate Cat Sadler and three Senate candidates should remain off the ballot in this week’s election. In a hearing, the court found the Joint Elections Committee did not follow procedures in removing the candidates from the ballot Feb. 19. But […]

Gender-based policies restricted female students

Though the sight of male and female college students partying together until the wee hours of the morning is common at GW today, 35 years ago unsupervised coed socializing was tightly restricted. Until the social liberation of the 1960s, the GW administration acted as a parent’s surrogate in supervising its students. It was not until […]

Riding the Internet’s bull market

Money. Oh lordy, do we love money. Is there anything it can’t do? It can buy us beautiful things. It can make us feel big and important. Money can’t buy you love, but who needs love when you have a walk-in humidor? In this exciting capitalist society, money is the key to eternal happiness, to […]

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