October 25, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 24

Stories from the October 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Briefs

? ?? Theta Delta Chi sponsors PararelaysMore than 25 people showed up on the Quad for Theta Delta Chi’s fourth annual Pararelays Oct. 23. The event, which is part of Disability Awareness Week, was open to the whole GW community. It’s important to raise disability awareness among students, said Mike Donaldson, philanthropy chairman and treasurer […]

Best Man successfully combines handsome cast and emotional story

In a time when many movies portray African-American characters as gangsters and drug pushers, The Best Man (Universal Pictures) takes place in a world far away from the hood. The feature film debut of writer/producer Malcolm Lee, Spike Lee’s cousin, encompasses a wonderful cast of career-oriented African Americans who defy negative stereotypes. The Best Man […]

GW students `swing’ into another era

Students jumped and jived at Thursday night’s GW Swing Club event, while the salsa and foxtrot of GW’s Ballroom Dance Society revived culture from the past. I think this year swing has grown (in) popularity, said Jayna Morgan, chairwoman of the Swing Club. She said recent revivals of swing, such as the Gap commercial in […]

Body Shots leaves nothing for the audience to enjoy

Body Shots (New Line Cinema) is a mess. Throw together eight twentysomething actors with modest talent, write a script that goes and hope that the good looks of the lead actors will draw in teens – that’s Body Shots. The film is divided into three different sections – foreplay, good sex, bad sex and afterplay. […]

Student volunteers carve pumpkins with D.C. children

GW student volunteers met 70 elementary school students with crayons in hand and pumpkins by their sides for a day of fun Saturday. The Kid’s Festival, coordinated by the Neighbors Project, brought children from Seaton Elementary School, Martha’s Table, The Calvary Multicultural and Bilingual Learning Center and the New Community After-School Advocacy Program to campus […]

The importance of being Generic

Generic Theatre boasts some of the brightest talent GW has to offer. It is the largest and longest-running student-run theater troupe on campus, says Zack Kaplan, artistic producer of the group. A multifaceted company, Generic handles all aspects of putting on a play – including designing lights and costumes, budgeting, directing, producing and acting. We […]

WRGW celebrates live music talent

WRGW will finish Octoberfest, an in-studio performance series, despite the cancellation of a backstage interview with They Might Be Giants, which was scheduled to air Saturday and Sunday. The interview, originally intended to be the centerpiece of WRGW’s grand opening, was canceled along with the band’s appearance at the 9:30 Club last weekend. The goal […]

D.C. Diary: October abandon

Give college students free pumpkins – like at the Program Board’s Oktoberfest at Kogan Plaza Saturday afternoon – and watch their faces light up. Offer them those super-sharp-but-safe-for-children knives and watch the orange pumpkin goop fly. It’s adorable. Just stay out of the line of fire. College students just don’t get to carve pumpkins all […]

Global economics ignores morals

I am writing in response to an opinion piece published Oct. 21, entitled Idealistic students fail to recognize factors involved in sweatshops by Richard Alan Weiss. Until recently, I was not involved with and did not sympathize with the anti-sweatshop movement. I wear Gap clothes, I thought, and I like my Nike shoes, so why […]