November 1, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 26

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

Costume ball draws a mysterious crowd

Angels danced with devils while Futuristic Ghetto Girls shot at each other with their iridescent water guns at the Black People’s Union Costume Ball in the Marvin Center Ballroom Friday night. BPU President Nneka Mokwunye said her organization was originally going to host a suitcase party to raise money for the BPU and decided to […]

Sports Brief

The GW men’s water polo team defeated Bucknell University 10-8 Saturday at the Southern Championships in Princeton, N.J. The win qualifies the team for the Eastern Championships at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md, Nov. 13-14. The team proceeded to lose to Navy 8-3 in the semifinals and then fell to Johns Hopkins […]

Professor raises money for leukemia research

GW Professor Charles Toftoy said since discovering he was one of 19 business leaders in the D.C. area nominated for Bloomingdale’s Man of the Year Award, he has been devoting much of his time and energy to raising money for the Leukemia Society of America. I’ve never done anything like this before, Toftoy said as […]

Buzzcocks proves age doesn’t matter in rock

The Buzzcocks, along with the Sex Pistols and The Clash, makes up the holy trinity of British punk. But the Buzzcocks took a different approach to its music. Instead of anger and politics, the band made pop songs dealing with love and boredom and played them faster then anyone else. Now most of the band […]

GW graduate joins Peace Corps in Africa

A 1998 graduate of GW’s Elliot School of International Affairs left Thursday for a country an ocean away in need of her help. Danielle Sara Jacobs, who was accepted into the Peace Corps, will serve the organization as health communication adviser in Madagascar. The Peace Corps is a program started by President John F. Kennedy […]

Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire makes versatile, lively album

From the bowels of 20th Century music comes a brilliant, anguished, humorous, grandiose-yet-understated recording from a talented Chicago-based quartet, Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire. Oh, the Grandeur! (Rykodisc) is a compelling follow-up to an equally intriguing 1997 debut album, Thrills. The group’s sound can be described with little hyperbole as a hybrid of jump blues, […]

Students discuss Uganda crisis

Amnesty International members in the D.C. area met at the GW Law Center Friday to discuss the frequent abduction of Uganda’s children into the Lord’s Resistance Army, an armed opposition group in rebellion against the Uganda government. Erin O’Brien, an Amnesty activist working to end the abduction of children for the LRA’s army, told the […]

D.C.Diary: Kids in the halls

October 30, 1999JBKO Residence Hall4:15 p.m. Jordan Haigler’s bag broke for the third time Saturday, overstuffed as it was with Tootsie Rolls, Snickers bars and packs of Mini M&Ms. The five-year-old fairy princess daintily unwrapped a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup the size of her hand. The best part of Halloween? she said in a whisper. […]

Student groups defend films

The Ministry of Unreal and Project 2501, GW’s Japanese animation club, threw an interesting party for everyone at a movie night Saturday in the New Hall Piano Lounge, Project 2501 President Ling Taylor said. Members watched horror and science-fiction films, including some popular anime films. Anime is a Japanese form of animated entertainment with mature […]

GW at the Millennium: The culture behind closed doors

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday evening and a GW student is leaving his Munson Hall room. He has an appointment in Riverside Towers Hall, the same appointment he has had every day since the beginning of the school year. He walks briskly over to Riverside, where he is signed in and walks upstairs. Inside […]