October 21, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 23

Stories from the October 21, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Cell phones irk students, faculty

Pay phones have become obsolete on GW’s campus. Why bother carrying the 35 cents to make a phone call when you can carry a cellular phone and ditch the change? However, pay phones or the 35 cents needed to use them never interrupted a class. I think it’s incredibly disruptive when cell phones ring in […]

Jazz professor hits high note on tour

You’ve probably never heard of a Hammond organ, but audiences in Japan are crazy about the instrument, which incorporates both hands and feet to weave a unique sound. “It’s the kind of (sound) that was popular in the ’60s but is now having a resurgence,” said Peter Fraize, coordinator of jazz studies for the GW […]

Protesters respond

I read The Hatchet’s Oct. 7 editorial, “Gaining No Ground,” (p. 4) and much of it made a great deal of sense. But your readers need to know several facts: 1. The 65-foot loading dock is planned for 24th Street, not New Hampshire Avenue. If it were to be located on New Hampshire, at least […]

Stand against sweatshops — staff editorial

The Progressive Student Union is taking important steps to make sure that none of GW’s licensed apparel is produced in sweatshops in the United States or abroad. College campuses across the country have been on the forefront of the war against sweatshops. Students of GW’s cross-town neighbor, Georgetown University, have held sit-ins in their president’s […]

Immortal Beauty

October 16, 1999Rock Creek Cemetery,br>1:45 p.m. Ninety-three years ago, maverick author and Washington social observer Henry Adams sat in his apartment at the corner of 16th and H streets, sighed and took up his pen. To a friend whose wife had recently died, he composed the following lines: “Twenty years ago when I went though […]

Cell phone hang-ups — staff editorial

The sound of ringing cellular phones is becoming annoyingly commonplace in GW classrooms and traditionally quiet areas. Cell phones have gained enormous popularity during the past few years. Many GW students have rung into the trend and routinely tote their cell phones around campus. If used respectfully, cell phones pose no problem. Too often owners […]

Community disunion

The acquisition of new property may be important for the future of GW, though many would debate even that. The University administration has snatched up many buildings in the Foggy Bottom area and has plans to obtain more. However, the problem arises with Foggy Bottom residents. Bernard Demczuk, assistant vice president for Government Relations, would […]

Civil (affirmative) action

October 19, 1999Corcoran Hall 9 p.m. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tonight’s boxing match. Let me introduce, to my left, College Republicans Sam McCree and Richard Nephew. To my right, College Democrats David Burt and John Dunn. Now boxers let me remind you, no hitting below the belt: we want this to be a fair […]

Cracks in the system — staff editorial

These days, walking across campus has turned into quite an ordeal. With torn-up sidewalks in many parts of Foggy Bottom, streets have been made narrower, posing safety risks for pedestrians and motorists. The root of the problem is that the city is fixing many of the neighborhood’s sidewalks at the same time. City authorities should […]