March 29, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 58

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

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 […]

Marvin Center upgrade may face more delays

Renovations to the Marvin Center’s fourth floor may not be completed by the beginning of the fall semester, Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said. “I don’t think it will be done by the fall semester,” Petron said. “Business Affairs still hasn’t given (MCGB) a finalized schedule.” Petron said he is frustrated with delays […]

Leu receives 51 percent of vote to win EVP spot

Caity Leu defeated opponent Derek Grosso in the Student Association executive vice presidential race Thursday, receiving 51 percent of the vote. Leu said she is simply relieved the SA elections finally are over. “At 9 p.m., it was over,” she said. “I had my life back. I could go study for my tests. I could […]