October 4, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 18

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

Muse’s latest album sounds like a Radiohead rip-off

Sometimes, the generic version of something can be as good as its genuine counterpart. Other times you want the real thing. After listening to the tepid music of Muse on its debut album, Showbiz (Maverick), you’ll want the real thing. Muse sounds as if it wants to be known as the best Radiohead cover band […]

GW ends five-game losing streak

The GW men’s soccer team went into the weekend looking to end a five-game losing streak, and they did so with a 1-0 shutout against hapless Fordham. But the Explorers of La Salle dropped a 1-0 shutout of their own on the Colonials with a goal in the second overtime Sunday. The Colonials’ record now […]

Book club discusses works of Toni Morrison

GW students discussed black society in the 20th century and the works of author Toni Morrison Wednesday night at Delta Sigma Theta’s book club meeting. Delta Sigma Theta invited Dr. Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, president of the Toni Morrison Society, to help kick off the sorority’s first book club meeting of the year. She read from […]

GW sinks at Princeton

It was a tough weekend for the GW men’s water polo team in the North-South Invitational at Princeton University as the Colonials dropped four matches to fall to 4-9. Saturday morning the team opened play with Saint Francis College (N.Y.), a top-ranked East coast team. “We started off very slow,” said Coach Scott Reed. “We […]

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 […]