November 1, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 26

Stories from the November 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GTAAA deserves support

I would like to thank the Student Association for endorsing a resolution supporting the unionization efforts of GW teaching assistants and part-time faculty. This is an instance in which the SA is truly acting on behalf of the best interests of students at GW, for we need the GTAAA as much as the part-time faculty […]

GW splits matches

The women’s soccer team split two Atlantic10 home matches over the weekend to end its tough season with an overall record of 3-15-1. GW sophomore Tiffany Williams shined over the weekend, giving the team much to look forward to in the future. Williams scored three goals over the two-game span while senior Katy McQuillin scored […]

GW needs to upgrade facilities

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg visited my residence hall, Lafayette Hall, last Tuesday night as part of the Presidential Sleepover. During question and answer time, I asked why I have a class in the Thurston Hall Piano Lounge. He tried explaining to me that an English class being taught there is not a bad idea. […]

311 returns to its roots – blending rock, reggae, rap

Before Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit started selling millions of albums by rapping over alternative music, 311 had been doing the same thing for years. And after what many might call a hiatus on its last effort, Transistor, 311 returned with a more solid performance on Soundsystem (Capricorn). Perhaps the most prolific alternative band of […]

SA Senate impeaches Meisner on eight counts

The Student Association Senate impeached President Phil Meisner Friday evening after 16 members of the Senate signed a petition that called for his removal. The eight articles of impeachment provide sufficient grounds to initiate proceedings to remove Meisner from his position, according to the petition. Articles of removal charge that Meisner failed to follow SA […]

Playing politics — staff editorial

The Student Association impeached President Phil Meisner Friday in an attempt to remove him from office for eight offenses. The senators who signed the articles said Meisner has been negligent of his duties by not attending meetings, not signing bills and not taking proper care for the finances of student groups. There is no denying […]

Widespread Panic puts twist of country on latest album

Diversity classifies today’s music industry. It comes through in its popular music, with different hybrids and styles being revived and explored to the fullest. So some might be taken back by the idea of a straight-up, traditional rock album, but on the latest effort by Widespread Panic, `Til the Medicine Takes (Capricorn), being traditional is […]

Students, residents clean up Foggy Bottom

GW students and Foggy Bottom residents gathered Saturday morning to clean up their neighborhood amid criticism that students are problematic neighbors. The Foggy Bottom Cleanup, sponsored by the Student Association, began in the Marvin Center Ballroom with a free breakfast for speakers and 85 volunteers. GW sophomore Eddie Rodriguez spoke about the benefits of joining […]

Haunted halls — staff editorial

Students in two GW residence halls opened their doors this weekend to kids from the District, providing a safe environment for young trick-or-treaters. A Crawford Hall event Friday brought together 30 kids from the Northwest Settlement House, a local day-care center. More than 30 GW students got the chance to pass out candy and bond […]

Odd sound classifies Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci

You can tell a lot about a band from its name. But what do you make of a band with the name Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (pronounced Monkey)? Listen to the group’s new album Spanish Dance Troupe (Mantra), and you will find out that the band is as creative and quirky as its name implies. First […]