August 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 8

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

Students must take action themselves, not rely on SA

As another semester commences, I noticed that not too much has changed. Students still pay $5.19 for a box of Lucky Charms. The freshmen still wait at the crosswalk for the “walk” sign, but most importantly, we are still leaderless. During my first two years, I sat idly by as the University took away the […]

Meisner, GW face off over proposed fireworks

Student Association members are scrambling for a solution after a disagreement about a fireworks display exploded into a controversy between student leaders and the administration a week before classes. SA President Phil Meisner and Cat Sadler, co-chair of the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, said they thought they had a “bright idea” to have […]

Recruit Brown, Soares leave GW

Recruit Jamal Brown, a 6-6 forward from Baltimore, is headed to Seward (Kansas) Junior College, and he will likely go on to the University of New Mexico once he is eligible, www.prepstars.com reported last week. Head coach Tom Penders said he only knows that Brown will attend a junior college, and he doesn’t know what […]

GW students experience virtual reality at Fall Fest

Virtually every celebrity in the D.C. area attended Saturday’s Fall Fest on the GW Quad – the magic of virtual reality brought them there. But it was the Program Board that brought the students musical acts, food and inflatable activities. “It’s great, it’s like previous years, but as I remember it’s better than last year’s,” […]

Upcoming Games

Upcoming games: Mondayno games scheduled. TuesdayWVball at UMBC-7 p.m. WednesdayWSoccer at Georgetown-4 p.m. Thursdayno games scheduled

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 […]