August 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 8

Stories from the August 30, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

New J Street opens to mixed student reaction

Signs that read “Lunch Meal Period 11:30 – 2:30” were missing as classes began last week, and the frantic freshman rush to make it to Thurston Dining Hall for breakfast time is a thing of the past. Students arriving on campus found a much different J Street than they left in the fall. Besides new […]

When we played football: the GW boys of fall, 1890-1966

The last college football season of the 1900s kicked off Saturday when Penn State University romped over the University of Arizona, 41-7. And I don’t know about you, but it brought me back to a blustery fall day in 1928 when the Nittany Lions routed GW’s Hatchetites 50-0. Ah, what a mighty smiting that was. […]

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Alcohol is the single biggest factor behind the leading cause of death among teenagers – traffic accidents. Teenagers who start drinking before age 15 are four times as likely to become alcohol dependent as those who begin drinking at age 21, the legal drinking age. More than two-fifths of college students indulge […]

Smithsonian Castle pulls double duty

Washington, D.C., is home to the largest museum complex in the world. As GW students, we have at our fingertips what others travel hundreds of miles to see. While the museums can provide hours of enjoyment, the sheer number of them can be overwhelming. Getting started is often the hardest part. Luckily there is a […]

GW College Democrats grab attention of C-SPAN

The Democratic National Committee Chairman encouraged students to get involved in politics and poked fun at the Republican presidential candidates at the GW College Democrats’ Welcome Week barbecue Thursday in the Marvin Center. As C-SPAN videotaped the event, DNC Chairman Joseph Andrew told the crowd of CD members and prospective members that Democrats care about […]

GW financial aid is Y2K OK’d

GW’s computers are ready for the turn of the century despite nationwide concerns about the effect the Year 2000 computer problem will have on college and university student-aid services, University officials said. Education Secretary Richard Riley said earlier this month many colleges and universities are not ready for the expected Y2K problem. He said student-aid […]

GW student groups wait for new offices

Student organizations still waiting for office space will need to remain patient this week as the final arrangements are being made to the fourth floor of the Marvin Center, said Mike Petron, Marvin Center Governing Board chair. “I’m not happy about it,” Petron said. “I wish I could wave my hand and say we’re all […]

Binge drinking, drug use top college agendas

Screams and tears are the most recent memories a mother of a Pennsylvania State University student has of her daughter who died in an alcohol-related accident. “My daughter fell to her death,” the mother wrote, according to a letter read by PSU President Graham Spanier at the National Press Club Thursday. Spanier relayed this letter […]

Alpha Phi Alpha collects food for homeless at charity party

Sliding from side to side in unison as if attached by an invisible string, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha warmed up the crowd at their Welcome Week bash Saturday with an impromptu, mini step show. Alpha Phi Alpha, a traditionally black fraternity that is part of the National Pan Hellenic Council, held a party […]

Textbook shortage frustrates students

Long lines and empty bookshelves have been common at the GW Bookstore during the school year’s first week. “It’s not just that you can’t find the books you need,” sophomore Gerome Rothman said. “It’s the long lines as well. Shopping here is a truly annoying experience.” Steve Duesterhaus, manager of the GW Bookstore, said filling […]