October 21, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 23

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

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 […]

Risky business

Mentioning heart disease usually conjures up images of older people, not young adults. But teenagers and people in their early 20s may also be at risk for heart disease, according to statistics and research from the American Heart Association. By altering unhealthy behaviors early young people may be able to cut their chances of facing […]

GW splits another pair over weekend

The GW women’s volleyball team split its weekend matches at the Smith Center as it lost a climactic five-game match to Massachusetts but swept its contest with Rhode Island. GW displayed a strong offense led by senior Gabriela Mojska and junior Julie Jahnke. The Colonial women (10-7, 5-4 Atlantic 10) host Fordham Friday. GW 3, […]

ANC rejects Mount Vernon plan

The Palisades-Wesley Heights Advisory Neighborhood Commission encouraged the District’s Board of Zoning Adjustment to disapprove Mount Vernon campus’s 10-year plan in a unanimous vote Tuesday. (Mount Vernon administrators) haven’t done what we’ve asked them to do, ANC Commissioner Ann Heuer said. Heuer said the ANC had a list of 18 items it wanted changed on […]

Article exaggerates armed robbery

This is in response to the article (UPD and MPD investigate armed robbery) on the front page of last Thursday’s Hatchet that attempted to accurately report the facts of an armed robbery that took place in the Aramark offices on the second floor of the Marvin Center on Oct. 12. We understand that Hatchet reporters […]

Film’s fresh, innovative idea pushes limits too far

Watching John Malkovich portray roles on screen is an eerie experience. His performances in films such as In the Line of Fire and Con Air made moviegoers cringe. Imagine being inside his head. In Being John Malkovich (Gramercy Pictures), you have the opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of Malkovich. But the […]

Griffith dead at 87

Calvin Griffith (’35), a member of the GW Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball and baseball, died Wednesday in Melbourne, Fla., after developing pneumonia and a kidney infection. Griffith was born in Montreal. At the age of 11, he was sent to D.C. to live with his aunt and uncle, Addie and Clark Griffith, who […]

Students advise consumers

Students could be misled by the “Made in the U.S.A.” tag on some GW clothing, said members of the Progressive Student Union at an on-campus public meeting on sweatshop issues Thursday. Many times clothing items with that label are produced by workers who are paid less than minimum wage and who have few civil rights, […]


The GW Hatchet would like to clarify that in the article (UPD and MPD investigate armed robbery) on the front page of last Thursday’s issue five reporters sought comment from employees in the GW Food Services office. Phone calls were unanswered, and upon several visits to the second-floor office employees refused to unlock the door. […]

Cast and crew provide insight into movie’s production

NEW YORK — You don’t usually find big-name actors performing in low-budget films. When they do, you know they are participating in a project they care about. In Being John Malkovich, the star-studded cast members speak about the movie with pride and admiration. During a press conference in the Riyhal Regal Hotel in New York […]