April 8, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 61

Stories from the April 8, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW students discuss pilgrimage to Mecca

Five times a day devout Muslims pray on their knees facing Mecca, the holiest place in the Islamic faith. But once in their lifetime, each Muslim is expected to make a Hajj, a pilgrimage to the Kabah. GW’s Muslim Students Association organized a seminar to discuss the significance of the Hajj Tuesday night in the […]

Ready, Set, Go – to another movie

Quentin Tarantino is kicking himself. Were a few epic movies worth enduring all the disappointing imitations that followed? The latest Tarantino copycat is Doug Liman, who directed Go (Columbia Pictures). This film is essentially a teenybopper Pulp Fiction, but Scott Wolf is no Samuel L. Jackson and Katie Holmes is no Uma Thurman. Go develops […]

New RHA officers plan to enhance services

Residence Hall Association members elected Alan Elias president of the organization Monday for the 1999-2000 academic year. The RHA also added vice president and publicity chair positions to its executive board for the coming year. Previously, the RHA executive board had only programming and community service vice presidents. “The vice president will serve as a […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 04/28/99 Bar: Polly Esther’sWhere: 605 12th St., NW (between F for funky and G for groovy)Crowd: Twenty and thirtysomethingsGetting in: You’ll be carded at the doorPrices: Extremely priceyFood: NopeDancing: More than you can imaginePick-ups: Everywhere you lookPluses: Three floors of dancingMinuses: Expensive If you’re looking for a great, sweaty night of dancing, head […]

News Briefs

NATO Summit seeks GW volunteers Volunteers are needed for the 50th Anniversary NATO Summit that will be held in Washington, D.C., April 22-25. Volunteer opportunities include office work, press and media logistics, and site planning. Volunteers with strong foreign language and computer skills are needed. Students with an interest in government relations and event planning […]

Multicultural Seder celebrates freedom

The GW Hillel sponsored the third annual Multicultural Freedom Seder Tuesday at the Western Presbyterian Church to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. Passover commemorates the deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. The stories told at Passover are meant to give those of the Jewish faith an understanding of their ancestors’ flight from […]

Court drops case against JEC

The student court dismissed Monday a case filed against the Joint Elections Committee that claimed the JEC did not enforce its rules during the election season. Plaintiff Adam Segal, a former member of the Alexis Rice campaign, argued in the case that President-elect Phil Meisner overspent money during the campaign season, and the JEC failed […]

IFC votes to expand fraternity system

The Interfraternity Council unanimously voted March 8 to bring a Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter to campus this fall, newly installed IFC President Seth Greenberg said. Greenberg said Sigma Phi Epsilon has a strong national organization, and the fraternity’s “Balanced Man Project” is one of its strengths. “(The Balanced Man Project) is basically their four-year development […]