October 25, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 24

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

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 […]

Voss should stay

This letter is regarding Student Association President Phil Meisner’s decision to remove Dining Services Committee Chairman Chris Voss from his position. He is being removed from his post after a year and a half of dedicated, motivated and full commitment that has allowed the committee to see two of its best years with respect to […]

Classifieds (10/25)

Classified Ads Help Wanted Announcements Personal Services Opportunities Internships Housing Offered Travel Tutoring Typing/Word Proc.

Greek letter courage

GW’s Greek-letter community took a courageous stand against members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, asking the fraternity’s national organization to discipline its GW chapter for its long history of inappropriate behavior. In a show of unity, 22 fraternity and sorority leaders signed the letter – which called Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s GW chapter a public nuisance. Only […]

Students share poetry, prose and music at a GW open-mic night

A low-lit basement caf?, straight out of a beatnik novel – with more colorful attire and without the smoky air – set the scene for a gathering of GW poets and artists Friday at Riverside Towers Hall. The Coffee House, which was co-sponsored by GW’s literary magazine, Wooden Teeth and the Substance Abuse Prevention Center, […]

Winter Sports Predictions

The Atlantic 10 head coaches predicted the winter season results for women’s gymnastics, and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The swimming and diving A-10 championships will be held in February, while the gymnastics A-10s will be held in March. Basketball predictions have not been released. Women’s Gymnastics: Last Year’s Finish: 1. GEORGE […]

South Asians seek unity at conference

The South Asian Students Alliance held a conference Friday and Saturday to highlight South Asian issues at GW. The underlying theme of the conference is to promote South Asian awareness and unity, said Nina Ahuja, secretary of the South Asian Society. That theme pervades all the discussions and speakers. The conference kicked off Friday night […]