September 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 15

Stories from the September 23, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Ending the Clinton Era

Vice President Al Gore is in trouble. Not only do many Americans have doubts about his leadership ability, they are yearning for a change in Washington. Gore’s main problem is his close alliance with President Bill Clinton. According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News Poll, 53 percent of those surveyed said they were “just plain […]

American Beauty perfectly captures essence of real life

5 hatchets American Beauty – even the title is enigmatic. The movie isn’t what it seems. But then again, life isn’t what it seems. In a beautiful white house with blossoming red roses lining the premises, Lester (Kevin Spacey, Usual Suspects) and Carolyn Burnham (Annette Bening, The American President) live with their teenage daughter Jane […]

Up in smoke — staff editorial

Only in Washington, D.C., could 69 percent of residents vote in favor of the use of medical marijuana but not have the program implemented. How could this overlooking of the public will occur? It’s simple. Congress controls the District’s purse strings, so all D.C. programs must receive approval from Congress to get funding. Initiative 59, […]

Double Jeopardy proves entertaining, not thrilling

How many times can you kill one person? According to the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment only once, but in Double Jeopardy (Paramount Pictures), Libby Parsons pushes the idea of the Fifth Amendment to its limit. Libby (Ashley Judd, Kiss the Girls) is coerced by her husband Nick (Bruce Greenwood, Passenger 57) into going on a […]

Bum rap — staff editorial

Homelessness on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus is a difficult issue to confront, but for the sake of safety, it needs to be addressed. Many people roaming the streets are hungry, not well-clothed and often afflicted by mental illness. The University should help the District government facilitate means for the homeless to work their way back […]

Lawmaker stresses youth and minority activism in politics

Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) described her vision for the 21st century to a crowd in the Marvin Center ballroom Tuesday, stressing the importance of youth activism and her aspirations for the Democratic Party. She said U.S. policy-makers should represent all their constituents, including young people and minorities. “There are some of us who have a […]

GW getting kicked around

The GW women’s soccer team (0-8-0) entered the second half of its game with James Madison University with a shot at its first win or tie. Then its opponent broke through with second-half scores to send GW to a 2-0 loss. This time, the loss meant that the 1999 women’s soccer team was off to […]

IFC votes to support Sigma Chi’s return

The Interfraternity Council voted Tuesday to encourage the University to renew Sigma Chi’s recognition with certain conditions, IFC leaders said. At Sigma Chi’s presentation, which was closed to the public, Sigma Chi members answered questions from fraternity presidents. Sigma Chi lost University recognition in 1997 after the fraternity hosted a party during Colonial Inauguration. Sigma […]

The GW women’s soccer team’s record losing streak

Maryland at GW. UMD 2, GW 0GW at Georgetown. GU 2, GW 0GW vs. San Diego State. SDSU 2, GW 0GW vs. William & Mary. W&M 5, GW 1GW at George Mason. GMU 7, GW 1GW at Auburn. AU 2, GW 1GW at Georgia. UGA 1, GW 0 (2 OT)James Madison at GW. JMU 2, […]

Japanese comic craze comes to GW

“Sailor Moon” is one of the Cartoon Network’s top-rated shows, no one can ignore the presence of Pok?mon, and circulating rumors suggest Final Fantasy VIII will become the Furby of this year’s holiday season. “New Vision,” an online Japanese manga, or comic book, is bringing the Asian animation craze to GW. Junior Ling Taylor and […]