September 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 15

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

Diet supplements are plentiful but often powerless

Health experts say that a lot of fat can be trimmed from the claims made by the makers of many diet supplements. While most supplements claim weight-loss benefits, few have been proven to be successful, health experts say. Yet many diet supplements available at supermarkets and nutrition stores nationwide continue to lure buyers with attractive […]

News Briefs

National groups offer free trips to Israel Birthright Israel is offering 40 Jewish students at GW the opportunity to visit Israel for free from Jan. 3 to 14. Greg Schofer, assistant director of GW’s Hillel, said the University is one of 80 schools participating in the nationwide program. “The program is intended to send people […]

D.C. Diary Common ground

Comments jump across the room as hands eagerly wave awaiting their turn. Twenty-six students vie for a chance to jump into the conversation. Each of them offers a unique opinion at the U-shaped arrangement of tables. Some dominate the conversation, while others seem to wait for hours before their voices are heard. It is a […]

Medical school students help undergraduates form group

Students from a group in GW’s School of Medicine and Health Science are assisting pre-health undergraduates by giving them advice on a number of issues. At a Monday meeting of pre-health students, undergraduates proposed to start their own Student National Medical Association/Minority Association of Pre-Health Students chapter on campus. The focus of MAPS is to […]

West End Dinner Theatre offers excellent food and show

The genius of lyricist Stephen Sondheim and composer Leonard Bernstein comes across beautifully in the West End Dinner Theatre’s performance of West Side Story. And at this theater, you get more than just a show. The theater, located in Alexandria, Va., is a unique business – the actors, technicians and production staff are also the […]

Answer our questions administration

It’s been a few weeks since everyone has returned to campus, and, as often happens, serious issues have gone unanswered by the administration of GW. Granted, GW students are notorious for complaining about anything and everything. “Mom, why can’t we have (insert item here) like those kids at Harvard!” However, in the early weeks of […]

Recess opens season with midnight show

Prepare to laugh. Recess, GW’s first original comedic sketch and improvisation troupe, opens its season Friday. This year’s group includes a mix of guys and girls, juniors and sophomores. But the members of Recess – Molly Adler, Chris Alexander, Wendy Butterworth, Don Pitz, Dorothy Robinson, Ryan Sager, Todd Shulman, Steve Siddell and Sam Sklaver – […]

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 […]