March 29, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 58

Stories from the March 29, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

AmeriCorps thrives amid partisanship

(U-WIRE) A class of 40,000 AmeriCorps members will serve the nation this year, tackling problems such as poverty, illiteracy and urban decay in their own backyards and beyond. Established under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, AmeriCorps and two other service programs, Learn and Serve America and the National Senior Service Corps, […]

Record score lifts GW to A-10 Championship

The GW women’s gymnastics team captured its second consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship Saturday at McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia with the best score in school history. The Colonial women finished with an overall team score of 194.650, followed by Massachusetts (194.525), Rhode Island (193.650) and Temple (191.300). “It’s definitely sweeter the second time,” GW head coach […]

Tongue-piercing trend is trouble for teeth, speech

(U-WIRE) IOWA CITY, Iowa – Getting your tongue pierced may be stylish, but it can result in mouth trauma. Citing oral piercing as a “national health hazard,” members of the American Dental Association passed a resolution late last year opposing the practice for its role in hundreds of cases of mouth trauma nationwide. Local dentists […]

Colonials win four out of five

After struggling at many points early in the season, the GW baseball team has found a groove, winning four of its five games last week. The Colonials began the week by taking both halves of a doubleheader from Coppin State University and closed it by taking two of three in a series with Atlantic 10 […]

Financial guru warns students against debt

(U-WIRE) Colleges are not preparing students to manage their money effectively, said author and former financial analyst Suze Orman. Orman, author of the new book The Courage To Be Rich, said colleges owe it to their students to teach them the “language of money” just as they teach foreign languages and literature. “Nobody talks about […]

Lo-Fidelity soars with new album

With its debut album, How to Operate With a Blown Mind (Skint), Britain’s Lo-Fidelity All Stars meld rock and dance into an exciting hybrid of dance songs that will please club kids to no end. Combining rock and dance music is nothing new for British bands. Groups such as Primal Scream did it long before […]

Art festival displays, honors student work

The second Festival of the Arts took place Sunday on the Quad, despite some changes in the schedule caused by inclement weather. The festival was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was rescheduled because of expected rain, said Jacqueline Kierans, a graduate assistant at the Student Activities Center and a ceramics student. Kierans said the purpose […]

The Living End produces lackluster, generic album

In the tradition of teenage pop rock acts such as Silverchair and Ben Lee, another band from Australia has thrust itself into mainstream music. With its self-titled debut album (Reprise), the generic sounding band The Living End, ultimately will fall into the overpopulated pool of forgettable one-hit wonders and future “VH1’s Where are the Now?” […]

Talent show raises funds for D.C. charity

Friday night was “Showtime at Zeta’s Apollo,” a show for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. in the Marvin Center ballroom. Proceeds from the event, co-sponsored by the Black Peoples’ Union and the GW chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will be donated to “For the Love of the Children.” The […]

Meisner wins SA presidency in runoff

Student Association president-elect Phil Meisner left a crowd of cheering supporters to call his mother and father early Friday morning after learning he had won the presidential runoff. But Meisner said it was hard to explain to his parents that this time, he had actually won. “What’s been going on is difficult to explain with […]