October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

Stories from the October 14, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Sports Briefs

Water polo falls to 5-11 At the Collegiate Water Polo Association Round III at Salem-Teikyo University, the Colonials lost to Bucknell University 21-14 and Salem-Teikyo 20-8. GW topped Slippery Rock University 21-4. Basketball memories to be relived at J Street Highlights of last year’s basketball season, including the Xavier game, will be broadcast every day […]

Cutting the Nets down to size

Tuesday night, for the first time in what seems like forever, a Colonial put on an NBA uniform and walked onto an American court as a professional basketball player. This particular player’s name was Shawnta Rogers, and although the 2,500 Albany, N.Y., fans that turned out for the exhibition opener between the New Jersey Nets […]

Students raise money with date auction

Bachelors and bachelorettes participating in the Singles’ Auction used spirited salsa steps and flushed smiles to garner more than $200 for a Latin-American scholarship fund Friday night. The money raised will contribute to a scholarship fund for an exemplary Latin-American GW student chosen by the Latinos For Progress executive board. Hip-hop, salsa and house music […]

Increased security halts skateboard `grinding’

Students will have a difficult time “grinding” outside the International Monetary Fund after security was increased Friday, bank security officers said. The bank added round-the-clock security on the corner of 19th and H streets to discourage a recent surge of skateboarding in the area, said Captain Brad Philips, shift supervisor of bank security. Marble ledges […]

Upcoming Games

Tuesday:no games scheduled Wednesday:WTennis vs. Towson-2 p.m. Thursday:no games scheduled Friday:Basketball-Midnight Madness-10:45 p.m.CCountry at IC4A/ECAC (Bronx, N.Y.)WSoccer at St. Bonaventure-2 p.m.MSoccer vs. St. Bonaventure-3 p.m.Swimming at G-town Relays-4 p.m.WVBall vs. UMass-7 p.m.Golf at Lehigh-Stabler (Bethlehem, Pa.)

Funny skit makes hysterical movie

The transition from television to a motion picture is hard – for actors and shows. But, the Mary Katherine Gallagher skit from “Saturday Night Live” isn’t one of those things. The clumsy, socially inept Catholic school girl makes a smooth move from the boob tube to the big screen with a movie that is better […]

When hate came home

The people who knew Matthew Shepard are turning his death into a stepping stone in the battle for gay rights one year after the beating of the gay University of Wyoming student. A year ago this week, Shepard became a symbol for the gay rights crusade after he was attacked in Laramie, Wyo., Oct. 7, […]

News Briefs

GW partners with National Symphony Orchestra GW will present the National Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert Oct. 17 at Lisner Auditorium, which will honor Duke Ellington’s 100th birthday year. Ellington, who was born in D.C., was “an influential and popular bandleader, composer and pianist from the 1920s until his death in 1974,” according to a University […]

Cross country ready for Bronx

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams will run in the ECAC/IC4A Friday, in the Bronx, N.Y. This is the first of the three major races this season, and it’s an especially important one for GW. “This is the one. This is the race we need,” Coach Jim Hopkins said Wednesday. “This is the […]

Sugar Town leaves bitter taste in audience’s mouth

Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, the writer/director team behind Sugar Town (October Films), want you to feel sorry for aging glam rockers of the 1980s. The once glorified performers with over-styled hair of the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll generation have become the fortysomething forgotten performers with sob stories on VH1’s “Behind the Music.” […]