October 28, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 25

Stories from the October 28, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

`Crossfire’ host doles out criticism to Republicans

Crossfire co-host Bill Press told students in Funger Hall Tuesday he does not believe presidential candidate Pat Buchanan’s assertion that the Democratic and Republican parties are identical. I think it’s pure elephant shit, Press said. He worked with Buchanan on Crossfire until Buchanan left the show to pursue his political career. Press did not have […]

Cyber babies — staff editorials

The business of assisted reproduction recently took a turn for the worse. The eggs of beautiful, healthy and intelligent women will now be auctioned to the highest bidder over the Internet. And the architect of this ingenious Web site – www.ronsangels.com – will take 20 percent of the profit from each sale. The brainchild of […]

Speaker addresses prospects for peacein the Middle East

A Palestinian member of the Israeli Parliament described what he termed the Pepsi versus Coca-Cola elections for prime minister earlier this year in the Marvin Center Sunday. Israeli Parliament member Azmi Bashara said, like Pepsi and Coca-Cola, the prime minister candidates were virtually identical when it came to their ideas about the peace process. Bashara […]

`Sweatshops’ the best alternative

I am guessing that it must be hard for many of you to accept my view or even begin to understand how I can tolerate and accept the so-called sweatshops and their real or exaggerated poor working conditions and environments. The reality is that there are uglier truths that I didn’t share. No this is […]

News Brief

GW axes modem access Off-campus Internet users will no longer be able to dial into the GWIS system using a modem after Jan. 1, 2000. Dave Swartz, the chief information officer of Information Systems and Services, said the modem pool system is not Year-2000-compliant. The University was forced to decide whether to spend $100,000 to […]

Corrections

In the Oct. 26 article, GW students share poetry, prose and music at an open-mic night, the number of students who was actually around 125 to 150 people. In the Oct. 21 article, University plans to upgrade GWTV, Director of the Electronic Media Program David Liban, should not have been quoted as saying that the […]

Classifieds (10/25)

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

Students anticipate Halloween on campus

Parties and costume contests will spook GW students this year during Halloween celebrations at the Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses. At Mount Vernon, the Student Development Center is hosting a traditional Halloween party Friday at the Pub at Mount Vernon. The party is free for all GW students and starts at 9 p.m. The […]

Desktop registration — staff editorial

The GWeb online registration system has gotten off to a good start when pre-registration for the spring semester began Wednesday. The tedious procedure of the phone registration system has been replaced by an efficient and effortless online version. Students no longer must wait for prolonged amounts of time for their course registration numbers to be […]