October 4, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 18

Stories from the October 4, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students share stories of studies overseas

A group of seasoned and prospective international travelers gathered Saturday in Stuart Hall to talk about the positives and the pitfalls of traveling abroad. Travis Major, outbound travel education manager for Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels, led the presentation, entitled “World Travel 101: Galloping the Globe for Less.” He covered many issues about traveling abroad, including […]

GW races in Philly

The GW cross country teams competed at the La Salle Invitational Saturday, with the men’s team finishing sixth place out of nine and the women placing third out of eight teams. Certain meets carry more weight than others, but this weekend’s meet did not carry much weight. It was training for the bigger meets, which […]

Students take notes with the National Symphony Orchestra

When junior Lindsey Ferris first heard Oliver Messian’s “Quartet for the End of Time” in her honors symposium class, she said she thought it was a random compilation of depressing noise. Ferris and more than 100 students analyzed the piece with five members of the National Symphony Orchestra at the symposium organized by the University […]

Sports Briefs

GW competes at Metro championships The GW women’s tennis team made several good showings at the Metro Championships in D.C. over the weekend. Freshman Tracy Wei won the “A” draw consolation 7-6, 6-0 over an opponent from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Susie Koggin lost to her UMBC opponent in the final of the “B” […]

RHA revives tradition of charity plant sale

The Residence Hall Association held a plant sale Thursday to raise money for housing scholarships. RHA President Alan Elias said the sale was a huge success, with all plants selling out on the first day. There was more than $800 in sales. Elias said he discovered the tradition of the plant sale when he found […]

Upcoming Games

Monday:Golf at St. Bonaventure-Leo Keenan Classic (Olean, N.Y.) Tuesday:no games scheduled Wednesday:no games scheduled Thursday:no games scheduled

GW Brown Bag Lunch series stresses fitness

The office of Recreational Sports and Fitness is teaming up with Dining Services this semester to offer a seminar series that promotes fitness around campus. In a three-part Brown Bag Lunch series, GW administrators and experts, hired from companies such as GW food vendor Aramark, discuss health issues pertaining to campus life. Aubre Jones, director […]

`The Dead Monkey’ perfectly combines all elements

The Woolly Mammoth Theatre has brought back “The Dead Monkey.” The play by Nick Darke is a fascinating portrayal of a California surfer couple that has relationship problems because of a pet monkey’s life and death. It is hilarious, shocking and thought-provoking. At first, the play is a little unnerving because of the blatant extremes […]

News Briefs

ResNet plans round-table discussion Residential Networking will sponsor a round-table discussion to talk about on-campus computers Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. in the Marvin Center, room 405. Christina Huszcza, associate director of Operations and Client Services for ResNet, heads the project. She said ResNet already has an immense amount of student input from its student-filled […]

Meaningful lyrics convey message on new album

More than 2.6 million American women live with breast cancer. October is breast cancer awareness month and in light of this, famous female vocalists contributed their voices to the benefit album Climb Against the Odds (PBS Records/Warner Bros. Records). The compilation is filled with a variety of sounds and meaningful, inspirational lyrics. The first two […]