April 26, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 66

Stories from the April 26, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

IU students are a different brand

(U-WIRE) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The smell of burning flesh and the idea of scorching skin might sound frightening to a majority of Greek-letter organizations. But for most Phi Beta Sigma fraternity members, it is a part of life. They follow a long tradition, mostly of African-American fraternities, of getting branded. For the Phi Beta Sigma […]

Club waits on deck as varsity sport

Rachel Meinecke was shocked last year when GW’s athletics department announced it would upgrade the women’s softball club to varsity status to ensure the University met NCAA standards and Title IX requirements. It was a surprise because only a year before GW softball didn’t exist. “When I first came here, I didn’t know whether GW […]

News Briefs

GW to host youth summitGW will host D.C.’s Promise for Youth Summit Monday in the Marvin Center ballroom. The local summit, led by Gen. Colin Powell, is a partnership with America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth, and is similar to President Clinton’s 1997 Clinton’s Service Summit held in Philadelphia. Participants will include GW President Stephen Joel […]

Hippies gives readers a dose of free love, sex and drugs

Hey you, with the bell-bottoms and the long hair. And you, with that joint between your fingers and that tie-dye. You remember the ’60s, right? You know, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Those were the days. And surely you remember the Vietnam War. The protests, the November Moratorium, the tear gassings and the arrests. […]

Groups fear scheduling delays

Several student group leaders have expressed concern about the delays in scheduling event space as a result of summer construction on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center, said Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron. Petron said he has fielded calls from a number of student groups whose event schedules are uncertain because of […]

Colin James swings into musical success

So you’re still trying to pretend you haven’t been swept up in the swing craze. That you don’t say, “I wish I could do that,” when the Gap khakis ad comes on. That you don’t know the words to Louis Prima’s “Jump, Jive and Wail.” That you don’t think those black and white wingtips are […]

Some final thoughts before I go

This is my last column, so you better read it. You might not get another chance. People I know keep coming up to me and saying they’re thinking of trying to write this column next year. I guess they figure if I can do it, anyone can. Thanks guys. So once I’m done with this, […]

Low makes melancholy music warm, uplifting on Secret Name

Slow has always been a hallmark of Low’s distinct sound. On its latest album, Secret Name (Kranky), Low turns slow rhythms and drawn-out melodies into rich songs filled with melancholy and warmth. Each of the 12 songs seems as fragile as intricate pieces of glass. The opening track, “I Remember,” is filled with a dark […]

Political power comes from violence

At the Web site dedicated to the memory of Officer Daniel Faulkner, the Philadelphia policeman murdered by Mumia Abu-Jamal, you will find a variety of facts supporting the case of the prosecution, as well as a variety of facts rebutting the case of the defense. But the most interesting guilt that is heaped upon Abu-Jamal […]

Generic Theatre performs lackluster `Romeo and Juliet’

Generic Theatre’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” has a lot of potential. Michael Weitz is a talented director. The cast members are accredited performers. It is written by one of the greatest playwrights of all time. But in its rehearsals, Generic Theatre delivers a lackluster version. With a week of rehearsal left, Generic has a […]