September 27, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 16

Stories from the September 27, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SA boogies for Turkish earthquake victims

The Marvin Center Ballroom transformed Saturday night into a dance club fully equipped with colored lights and a fog machine courtesy of the Student Association. The event, a dance-a-thon to benefit victims of the earthquake in Turkey, raised about $500 for the cause, said Chris Fleming, director of Special Events for the SA. The disc […]

Fall Sports Preview: Running away from last year

It’s no secret the GW cross country team had a disappointing season last year. Both the men’s and women’s teams were expected to finish in the middle of the Atlantic 10 Conference. But when key runners went down with injuries and the team started to burn out, the season began to go downhill. Late season […]

Jimmie’s Chicken Shack creates diverse album

Many artists in the music industry tackle the simplest and most complex issues facing today’s society. The most popular topic is clearly love and relationships. At some point, every band will produce music addressing this subject. Jimmie’s Chicken Shack takes its turn with relationships on the band’s new release Bring Your Own Stereo (Rocket Records), […]

News Briefs

Student leaders gather at `Executive Hour’ The Student Association and the Student Activities Center sponsored “The Executive Hour” Saturday night in the Marvin Center Colonnade Gallery. The event, organized by SA Vice President of Student Activities Matt Kernkraut to bring together GW student and administrative leaders, was open to executive board members of all registered […]

Fall Sports Preview: Cross country at a glance

“Our goal is to be in the top five (in the Atlantic 10),” said Coach Jim Hopkins. “That’ll make it a successful year.” coachJim Hopkins (third season) last seasonBoth squads ninth at A-10 Championships A-10 coaches’ predictionninth (both squads) season so farNavy Invitational – men third, women fourthGW Invitational – men third, women fifth

D.C. Diary: Music and mayhem

September 25, 1999RFK Stadium12:30 p.m. The musical talent on stage at any large concert can turn into a sideshow when compared to the goings-on off the stage. The HFStival, a concert sponsored by local radio station 99.1 WHFS, featured some of the biggest alternative acts around – like Bush, Limp Bizkit and 311. But pack […]

Africana studies merits GW support

The study of African-American history has the power to open many new doors of perception. This is linked to the fact that its subject matter is unique in human history. The transatlantic slave trade is the only example of a sudden, large-scale movement of human beings between two civilizations of such dramatically different technological and […]

Fall Sports Preview: Experienced Colonials driving for more success

GW golf is seeking to improve on last year’s third-place Atlantic 10 finish, coming off its best season since the late 1950s. The Colonials have a huge advantage in experience, with only one senior graduating last year. All of the nine players returning started on a regular basis in one of the past two seasons. […]

Students must fight sweatshops abroad

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, four members of the Progressive Student Union, including myself, went to Georgetown University to attend a panel discussion on the issue of sweatshop labor. Charles Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee, famous for being the man who exposed the sweatshops where Kathy Lee Gifford clothes are made, opened the meeting. He […]

Fall Sports Preview: Golf at a glance

“Last year, we had a younger team that made freshman mental mistakes,” said Coach Scott Allen. “That shouldn’t be the case this year.” coachScott Allen (sixth year) last seasonThird at Atlantic 10 Championship season so far11th at Navy Fall Intercollegiate