September 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 15

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

Sad lesson

On Aug. 31 a friend of mine died, apparently by his own hand. David Cox was not a very close friend. Many knew him, but few seemed to know him very well. As far as anyone could tell, he did not have close friends. Nonetheless, he was a valued and respected member of the political […]

GW terminates meal point sales of cigarettes

Provisions Market stopped accepting points earlier this month from students purchasing cigarettes, administrators said. GW can no longer accept cigarette purchases on points because of the tax status of meal plans, said Barbara Porter, GW’s director of public affairs. Under GW’s point system, students are not charged tax on their purchases. But when students make […]

Commentary’s humor inappropriate

While reading David Holt’s column from Monday’s issue of The Hatchet (“A little from column `A,’ a little from column `B’,” p. 13), we were disturbed by his expressed desire that the GW women’s soccer team continue their losing streak: “Come on, women’s soccer team. 0-l9…We can do it!” What surprised us was not the […]

Quote of the Week

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) said to an audience in the Marvin Center ballroom: “It’s important who is on the Internet. It does not matter if they are Chinese, purple, or have big hair. On the Internet, it is about equality.”

Leaders for today

Every time I see a politician talking about young people today, I always hear phrases such as “future of America” or “leaders of the next generation.” The kind of phrases that say “one day, when I’m not in power, you might get a chance to do something important.” That language makes me think sometimes that […]

GW to battle Temple in A-10 home opener

The GW women’s volleyball team (7-3, 2-0 A-10) faces an early test this weekend as defending Atlantic 10 champion Temple comes to the Smith Center Friday night at 6:30 p.m. GW battles Temple in the midst of a five-game winning streak, including an undefeated record in conference play. After two dominating road victories against Duquesne […]

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 […]