September 20, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 14

Stories from the September 20, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Living in a fashion police state

As usual, I was consumed with loneliness this summer. Luckily, I got a job at a law office so the huge chasm in my chest was filled with anxiety. The job at the law office has also provided me with something called money. I am finally earning more than a drinking wage. I realize that […]

Fraternities with a forward twist

Several fraternities at GW focus on furthering the professional goals of their members as well as enjoying social activities. At GW there are chemistry, business, engineering, honors, community service and band fraternities, most of which are coed. Some share similarities with their traditional counterparts, like rush periods where members pledge and are initiated. “It’s the […]

Honoring Professor Cox

Every class Professor David Cox walked into our classroom on the sixth floor of Gelman Library in jeans, a solid-color pocket T-shirt, a worn-in denim jacket and either a can of Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper. He usually sat on the edge of the table in the front of the class and greeted each […]

D.C. Diary: Carnival crowd

A carnival arose Saturday, as if by magic, in the old doctors’ parking lot of the GW Hospital, a skip away from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. It arrived complete with the delicacies of a fading summer: the smoky scent of a sizzling barbecue, the elated squeals of children running free and, of course, sublime […]


I was shocked to find out that the Provisions Market will no longer accept GW meal-plan points to buy cigarettes. As one of the many smokers at GW, I find this decision really upsetting. Yes, I realize smoking is bad for me and that some find it an offensive and unattractive habit. I am not […]


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Liberal bias apparent in Hatchet article

Once again there has been another example of how The Hatchet leans toward a liberal bias. An article (“Students protest controversial CR speaker,” p. 8) in last Thursday’s paper about the College Republicans’ event with Congressman Bob Barr, who had to postpone his speech due to a vote on campaign finance, focused on the protest […]

Floyd’s fury forces HOVA residents to move out

The University notified some Hall on Virginia Avenue residents that they would have to temporarily move out of their rooms because of structural dangers posed by water leaks last week. Many of the 14 freshmen who were forced to leave said they are not happy, and they have no guarantee of when they will be […]

Raindrops on my head — staff editorial

Fourteen freshmen residents of the Hall on Virginia Avenue became first-hand casualties of GW’s hastily planned expansion when they were moved out of their rooms because of structural damage on the seventh and eight floors. Students complained about leaky ceilings three weeks prior to leaving their rooms. The strong rain of Hurricane Floyd exacerbated HOVA’s […]

University clarifies alcohol policy

Student groups must refrain from using funds appropriated by Student Academic and Support Services when purchasing alcohol for events, according to a University memo Sept. 14. The change affects graduate students and undergraduates, which some students said is unfair. Student Bar Association President Nathan Hale Williams said virtually 100 percent of the people in GW […]