April 19, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 64

Stories from the April 19, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Ain’t afraid of being broke

(U-WIRE) SEATTLE, Wash. – My roommates don’t quite know what to make of me. Before you jump to conclusions and assume I have smelly skeletons in my closet, let me explain. I’m not disgustingly messy, my friends look sane and I only play my Latvian folk music when my roommates aren’t home. It’s not my […]

Echo proves Petty’s legendary status

“Rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay,” Tom Petty said during a recent interview on “The David Letterman Show.” Petty and the Heartbreakers prove the point in their new album, Echo (Warner Bros.), which shows rock ‘n’ roll’s staying power despite changing times and changing musical styles. Although the album doesn’t have pop-driven hits like […]

Foreign lands: Some GW sports are played too far away

After serving as The GW Hatchet’s sports editor for two years, I’ll be moving on and trying to let go. And with the finite wisdom I have gained during the last two years, I have one major problem with the athletic programs here: None of GW’s outdoor sports are played anywhere near campus. I understand […]

Sports Briefs

Crews take on Duke, UNC The GW women’s crews welcomed the ladies of Tobacco Road to the Potomac River Saturday. In the morning races, the welcome for Duke University was as cold as the water. But in the afternoon, the University of North Carolina’s rowers took advantage of a little southern hospitality and made themselves […]

G. Love and Run DMC to perform in Georgetown

G. Love and Special Sauce opened its 1994 self-titled album with the line “The things that I used to do, ain’t never gonna do them no more.” Five years later, G. Love has failed to live up to his word. G. Love and Special Sauce has released two subsequent albums and toured relentlessly. But it’s […]

Silverchair proves critics right with latest album

The pubescent Australian pop sensation Silverchair reaffirms its critics’ accusations with its new album, Neon Ballroom (Epic) – it is nothing more than a trio of untalented pretty boys with a penchant for making lousy music. On the 12-song album, the band alternates between orchestrated, mellow love songs and the edgy, angst-ridden rock songs that […]

ESIA could move to new building

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said administrators have recently discussed the possibility of moving the Elliott School of International Affairs to a new location to open classroom space for the law school. GW Law School Dean Michael Young announced the law school could move into Stuart Hall in 2002 and later expand to Lisner Hall, […]

Band from Wales hits U.S. music scene with fun album

In the history of rock ‘n’ roll, many cities have been the home of great bands – Memphis, New York, San Francisco, London, Manchester, Wales. Wales? Yes, you read that right. Now, some of the most interesting and exciting bands are coming out of Wales, such as the Manic Street Preachers and Catatonia, to name […]

Daisy makes dining a Rich experience

“Customer First” is written on the white button Daisy Rich wears on her forest green apron. The message has become more than a slogan for her. With sliver-rimmed glasses perched on her nose, she sings a song she created: “Oh I got your card. I got your meal deal, baby.” To many students, Rich may […]

Nothing strange at Queer Prom

A tall young man in a long black gown stands before the mirror scrutinizing his reflection. “My goodness,” he says in a voice somewhere between dainty and husky. “My breasts are so low, they could be real.” He adjusts his chest, smoothes his hair and lumbers proudly back to the dance floor atop unforgiving heels. […]