September 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 17

Stories from the September 30, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Briefs

SA chooses freshman senators The Student Association Senate chose two students to fill its freshman senator seats at Tuesday night’s meeting. The Senate chose Josh Rothstein and Joe Ardito from a group of six finalists. As senators, the pair will not have voting privileges but will offer input at Senate and committee meetings, especially on […]


In the story “Walking the Walk: Hundreds of GW students take to the streets to fight AIDS,” which ran Monday, Sept. 27, the number of total walkers who participated in AIDS Walk Washington 1999 was incorrect. The correct number was estimated at more than 22,000 participants. In a front page story (“Students lobby Congress,” Sept. […]


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Controversial congressman faces GW student protests

Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) condemned the D.C. referendum to legalize medicinal marijuana at a GW College Republicans event and spoke about several other issues while anti-Barr protesters waited outside. More than 15 members of the GW Progressive Student Union organized a demonstration outside the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, expressing anti-Barr sentiment to passers-by. According to […]

GW’s silence

It’s been a few weeks since everyone has returned to campus, and, as often happens, serious issues have gone unanswered by GW’s administration. 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 the semester […]

GW says local bars market to women

University officials said they are noticing a trend among local bars to target female freshmen in advertisements after a few women at GW faced hospitalization for consuming too much alcohol during the first few weeks of the semester. Mike Walker, senior assistant dean of students, said seven of the eight students hospitalized this semester for […]

Live performance greets the WRGW audience

The ground floor of the Marvin Center was all but deserted at 11 p.m. Monday night. But in the WRGW studios, a small revolution was taking place. WRGW, which recently moved into its new studios, hosted a live rock performance on the air. The station featured local group EBO on the “Locals Only” broadcast, a […]

SA president lacks enthusiasm

In my previous life as a “newsie,” I had to go to a lot of Student Association Senate meetings. I probably have been to more of those meetings than half of the current SA senators, not to mention the current president. Maybe that is why I am so perplexed by what has been going on […]

Three Kings surprises audiences with powerful plot

5 hatchets Three Kings(Warner Bros.) is easily one of the best movies of the year. Filled with indelible images and written in a colloquial manner, the film could be a major contender when the Oscars roll around in March. Starring a one-time television actor and two rappers turned movie stars, it is easy to see […]