September 20, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 14

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

A little from column `A,’ a little from column `B’

Yeah, that’s right. My column this week isn’t as long-winded as usual. They can’t all be manifestos. Besides, things are a little slow in the GW sports world. Not to say that they’re boring. I’ve often thought that the two most interesting things for a sports writer to cover are the awesome teams and the […]


Junior Mike King and Maryland’s Terence Morris grace the cover of the D.C. edition of Athlon’s College Basketball Preview, which declares the Colonials’ No. 5 the “King of D.C.” In the one-page preview of the men’s team, Athlon says: “If there’s one certainty about a Tom Penders-coached team it’s that the veteran coach will win. […]

Metro considers extending hours

The D.C. Metro Budget Committee voted 4-2 Thursday to approve a proposal that could extend Metro weekend hours to 1 a.m. If the proposal passes in a meeting of the entire D.C. Metro Board Sept. 23, late-night passengers will have rail access past midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Some GW students said they supported […]

Hippos makes a big debut with Heads Are Gonna Roll

New-wave ska surged into the mainstream with groups such as Save Ferris, Less than Jake and the Aquabats paving the way. Since then, countless ska bands have signed with major labels to get their name out across the country. The next in line of these bands is The Hippos. A Southern California-based ska band, The […]

University promotes recycling on campus

Taking out the trash, for some college students, is getting more complicated. GW students who live in residence halls are sorting their cans, newspapers and glass as part of a national trend to “reduce, reuse and recycle.” On campus, GW is incorporating recycling into residents’ daily lives as a part of its schoolwide system of […]

Filter demonstrates maturity and style on Title of Record

In 1994, Nine Inch Nails was on top of the music world with its blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional hard-rock instrumentation. But band member Richard Patrick was not content. So, he left. Now, Patrick heads Filter. The band’s first album, Short Bus, sold more than a million copies, fueled by the hit song “Hey […]

At the Millennium: Hitting the books

With the millennium approaching, it is a time for many people to look at where they have been and where they are going. Throughout the school year, The GW Hatchet will be exploring different aspects of the University community, how it is changing and what the future holds, through a continuing series: “At the Millennium: […]

Death In Vegas explores new avenues on latest release

Many rock and roll bands make depressing music, but only a select few dare to take a look at the darker side of life. Groups such as the Velvet Underground, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Joy Division look into the abyss and describe what they see there. On its second album, The Contino […]

GW plays ball for Turkish relief

GW students put on their softball mitts and took the field Saturday for the Student Association’s tournament to help the Turkish earthquake relief effort. The SA raised about $1,000 for the Red Cross Turkish relief fund through the donations of each of the six participating teams, with the Muslim Student Association’s $500 coming out on […]

Prince pays tribute to 1970s R&B

Just when you thought Prince couldn’t get funkier, he comes out with a new release. Appropriately titled, The Vault (Warner Bros.) whisks listeners back to the `70s, including tunes representing every genre of old school rhythm and blues. Without straying too far from his characteristic flamboyance, Prince manages to exhibit musical maturity in his new […]