April 22, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 65

Stories from the April 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

College Democrats return to their `roots’

Democrats 2000, a national Democratic organization devoted to grassroots campaigning, kicked off its “2000 in 2000” movement Wednesday in the Marvin Center ballroom. In an effort to recruit 2,000 volunteers for the 2000 election, Democrats 2000 brought Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) and other political activists to speak to a crowd of […]


People used to think of science fiction as a combination of fantasy and scientific fact. That’s not eXistenZ. The latest release from director/writer David Cronenberg, eXistenZ (Dimension Films) is the newer and more popular kind of sci-fi film – an unlikely story that probably won’t happen in the foreseeable future. In eXistenZ, humans download a […]

Meisner hopes persistence pays off after first victory

Student Association President-elect Phil Meisner has a string of losses in his past. He ran for the SA’s freshman Senate seat and lost. Later that year, he ran for a leadership position within the College Democrats and lost. In March, he ran for the SA presidency, got kicked off the ballot after missing a mandatory […]

Cusack and Thornton take control in Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin (20th Century Fox) will come as a wonderful surprise for those who think Hollywood is running out of ideas. Hollywood producers have yet to be tackle many subjects, and the hectic life of an air traffic controller is one of them. Nick Falzone (John Cusack, The Thin Red Line) works in an air […]

Look Mom, after two years, I finally wrote something!!

Hi. Many of you don’t know me. I’m not a writer for The Hatchet. You know those ads? No, I don’t sell them. I just take them from University departments, student groups and national agencies. No big deal. But since I am a lucky senior with massive Hatchet connections, I get some space to say […]

A quick walk through an album of memories

After two years, many papers and some of the best times ever, I am getting ready to head back down south. In this short but memorable time at GW, many things have added to my rocking experience. From the first day of transfer CI, sitting in the advising office (with all the other transfer students […]

Post-modern moments create confusion in `Memorandum’

Multitudes of newspaper-reading professionals spinning across a dark stage illuminated by pink spiraling lights with off-key merry-go-round music droning in the background. Sounds bizarre, right? This and many more puzzling post-modern moments occur in the GW Theatre and Dance Department’s production of Vaclav Havel’s 1965 play “Memorandum.” Entering the surreal world of post-modernism, the Department […]

GW instructors demand higher pay

Graduate teaching assistants and part-time faculty members are calling for higher pay and better benefits, a change they say would boost the quality of the academic services they provide students. “It takes 42 part-time faculty members to earn what (GW President Stephen Joel) Trachtenberg earns in a year,” part-time English Professor Jon White said. Rachel […]

Finding herself in a new city

As children, we are given rulers and told we must measure our dreams. We are given pens and forced to write our eulogies. There is something about the creative spirit in me that rebelled against those ideas, that sought to find answers to questions I didn’t know how to ask. I think my decision to […]