October 25, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 24

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

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 […]

Soccer ends skid

The GW men’s soccer team defeated Xavier and tied Dayton during its weekend trip to Ohio. The Colonials (3-10-2, 2-6-1 Atlantic 10) will finish the regular season as they travel to St. Joseph’s and Temple next weekend. GW 1, Xavier 0Sunday Oct. 24 GW junior Zak Adams put a deflected shot on goal past Xavier […]

Students react to Pakistani coup

Some students who gathered in J Street Tuesday watched history unfold during CNN’s coverage of the fourth military coup of Pakistani independence in 50 years. CNN replayed images of armed members of the Pakistani military, under military chief General Perviaz Musharraf, entering a building and taking custody of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday. I think […]

Hapless GW goes scoreless, winless

The GW women’s soccer team lost twice this weekend, giving this team the most losses in the 19 seasons of the program’s history. GW now has no chance of making the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the first time the Colonial women will miss the tourney after six straight appearances. After the losses this weekend, GW has […]

Autumn’s rituals begin anew at GW

Autumn has finally arrived. And with the swirling red and orange leaves now blowing along the sidewalks come new obligations. You have to remember your coat as you run out to that early morning class (read 8 a.m. for freshmen/9:30 a.m. for sophomores/11 a.m. for juniors/12:30 p.m. for seniors). There’s the switch from air conditioning […]

Swimmers top Navy

The GW women’s swimming and diving team opened its season with a win over the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Saturday. Wins for the Colonial women included the 200-yard medley relay (Shauna McBreatry, Nell Friar, Rachel Smith and Ashley Orchard), the 800 freestyle (Jennifer Skinner), 100 backstroke (Laura Clemens), 100 breastroke (Friar), 50 freestyle […]

Negative manner regretful

Good writing always keeps me reading, and I felt compelled to continue reading Richard Alan Weiss’ article last week defending sweatshops. Although I didn’t necessarily agree with everything he said, I think he put forth a good argument with sufficient supporting detail. The tone of his article, however, seemed pompous and condescending at the very […]