October 25, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 24

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

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 […]

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, […]