October 21, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 23

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

GW at the millennium: A Man’s Man

Senior Yash Shah recalls going to a pub in Spain last year and committing the ultimate sin of man – ordering a half pint of cider. “I’ll put it in a full pint, so you don’t look like a fairy,” Shah recalls the bartender saying. But choice of beverage does not make a man, nor […]

Late goals shock Colonials

The GW men’s soccer team lost two painful home games during the weekend as Duquesne and St. Bonaventure each scored late goals to defeat the Colonials. GW (2-10-1, 1-6 A-10) looks to end its five-game losing streak (its second of the season) at Dayton Friday. Duquesne 1, GW 0Sunday, Oct. 17 The Colonials lost 1-0 […]

GW at the millenium: A Modern Woman

When Mabel Nelson Thurston, GW’s first female undergraduate, enrolled for a degree in the former Columbian University in 1889, she was not permitted to attend classes. Her education came from private meetings with professors, preventing her from being a “distraction” to the men in class. More than 100 years later, women make up more than […]

KingDavid Holt sez: That’s why they practice, people

Let me just begin by saying that I can probably go the rest of my life without seeing the father of our country make a Martha sandwich and then embark on an alternative lifestyle. Having said that, “Midnight Madness” was the most unbelievable, pull-out-all-the-stops, over-the-top, I-can’t believe-there’s-5,000-people-here, greatest-show-on-earth that I think that The George Washington […]

Local students unite to discuss Africa

Education is the key to overcoming obstacles in Africa, according to a discussion among the leaders of local chapters of the Organization of African Students Thursday in Funger Hall. Students from Howard University, the University of Maryland and GW came together to consider solutions to African problems and to bridge the gaps between local chapters […]

GW slows down

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams ran an important race Friday – the ECAC/IC4A meet in the Bronx, N.Y. The men took 16th out of 28 schools and the women took 15th out of 24. Manhattan College won the men’s side, while Lehigh University took the women’s title. The GW teams were mediocre […]

GW feels the “Madness”

When the smoke, the explosions, the light show, the bicyclists, the flaming batons, the Hawaiian dancers, the flying balls, the waving towels, the slam-dunking mascot, the dancing Georges, the dancing girls, the sound and the fury had finally subsided, mere basketball almost seemed like an afterthought. And for some early departees from “Midnight Madness,” it […]

Lecture highlights autobiography writing

Christopher M. Waters, associate professor of history at Williams College, explained the importance of autobiographies Friday in a lecture in Phillips Hall. The presentation was the last in a series of history department lectures on modern British history, entitled “Autobiography, Nostalgia and Working Class Selfhood in Postwar Great Britain.” The lecture dealt with the use […]