September 20, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 14

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

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 […]

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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