October 25, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 24

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

SA hosts `GWitch Project’ retreat

Getting lost during a hike, roasting s’mores over a bonfire, and viewing the movie The Blair Witch Project were all part of the Student Association’s goal to build leadership skills at the GWitch Project student retreat this weekend at Hemlock Overlook Park in Virginia. On the first day of the retreat, the group watched the […]

Arto Lindsay returns with Prize

The year is 1977 and British punk rock is at its divine height. The Sex Pistols are trying to incite Anarchy in the U.K. and the Clash are So Bored With the U.S.A. But maybe they shouldn’t be. Across the Atlantic Ocean Arto Lindsay and his band D.N.A. are shaping an equally important musical revolution. […]

Rahzel provides GW students with hip-hop education

Hip-hop artist Rahzel broke it down for a crowd of about 100 in the Marvin Center Ballroom Saturday night. We’re going to break it down so you can comprehend, Rahzel said to the audience. Before his set, Rahzel, the self-proclaimed Godfather of Noyze from the hip-hop group The Roots, asked how many people in the […]

Small quirks help predictable movie

In Three to Tango (Warner Bros.), Oscar (Matthew Perry, Friends) and Peter (Oliver Platt, The Impostors) are partners in a small architectural firm. When they are offered a chance at a multimillion dollar project sponsored by wealthy businessman Charles Newman, (Dylan McDermott, The Practice) it seems like a dream come true. Unfortunately, Charles wants Oscar […]

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 […]