October 14, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 21

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

Sophomore evaluates life after illegal substance charge

A GW sophomore said he fondly remembers “smoking up” with his friends in his Thurston Hall bathroom last year. The sophomore, who asked to remain anonymous, said his social circle was small in high school, and when he came to college he discovered a whole new life. He smoked marijuana before he came to GW, […]

Scholarship fraud bill introduced in House

(U-WIRE) CARBONDALE, Ill. – A bill being presented to Congress aims to prevent incoming college students from losing millions of dollars to fraudulent scholarship scams. The “College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 1999” adds 10 years to prison sentences of people convicted of fraud if criminal activity involves education. The bill requires the Federal Trade […]

Women’s tennis winners at home

The GW women’s tennis team defeated visiting Towson University 6-3 Wednesday at Mount Vernon in its first match of the season. The victory was led by the impressive performances by No. 5 singles player Lisa Borromeo and No. 6 Megan Goldsmith. Borromeo, a 5-6 sophomore, stepped up for GW – winning her match in dominating […]

Generic Theatre perfects `Picasso at the Lapin Agile’

As you walk into Downstage Lisner, it’s suddenly Oct. 4, 1904. You are in a small Paris caf?, the Lapin Agile. You take a seat and a friendly bartender, Freddy, pours you a drink. Meanwhile, you’re delighted to enjoy the company of a hilarious old barfly, Gaston; a sassy waitress, Germaine; a sultry woman, Suzanne; […]

GW employees fund campaigns

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg had no difficulty answering why he donated $1,000 to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign. “(Gore) asked me,” the self-proclaimed lifelong Democrat said. Trachtenberg said he thinks Gore is the best candidate for the presidency, considering Gore’s vast experience in government. Gore served numerous roles in the federal bureaucracy, serving […]


The editorial, “Gaining no ground,” in the Thursday, Oct. 7, edition of The Hatchet incorrectly stated the new hospital’s loading dock is planned to be located on New Hampshire Avenue. The loading dock is planned to be located on 24th Street.

D.C. Diary: La Dolce Vita

October 10, 1999Holy Rosary Church and Casa Italiana4:43 p.m. I finally found people who understand the importance of fresh mozzarella, who probably cried when Roberto Baggio missed the goal in 1994 and who know the true meaning of ti amo. After four long years of searching the District, I finally found my people at the […]

Murder ignited activism, fears for gay students

Matthew Shepard’s death one year ago galvanized human rights activists across the country, but it had a special impact on gay college students, said Josh Meyer, Administrative Chair for GW Pride, a student group that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. “His murder raised awareness of the reality of hate crimes in both […]

CDs give lessons in campaigning

The GW College Democrats promoted student campaigning, and democratic advisers offered tips at a seminar Thursday in Thurston Dining Hall. Former Democratic National Committee advisor Danny O’Brien offered a “crash course” in campaigning and was joined by Gore 2000 Chairman Tony Cohelo. O’Brien described how campaign teams break down eligible voters into groups and then […]

Bond, GW bond — staff editorial

GW’s request for a $380-million tax-exempt bond from the District – despite local opposition – should be approved because granting GW the money will have a positive effect on the city. At a hearing before the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Economic Reform Thursday, GW officials and students defended the University’s case for receiving the […]