November 15, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 30

Stories from the November 15, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW at the millennium: GW feels the force

At GW, far, far away from the likes of Tatooine, Degobah and the Death Star, students jump into hyperdrive when they talk about Star Wars. It has a unique appeal that transcends time, said 1999 GW graduate Omar Refai, who is the proud owner of a chair that looks like Darth Maul, a villain in […]

Colonial women perfect in victory

The GW women’s basketball team dominated the team from Vologda Russia 95-62 Sunday at the Smith Center, as five GW players scored in double-digits. Senior Elisa Aguilar led all scorers with 16 points and juniors Petra Dubovcova and Kristeena Alexander added 14 apiece. Despite the turnover-plagued game, head coach Joe McKeown said it’s important to […]

Phil Meinert and fecal matter

The news in The Hatchet is bad. Ed Meinert was only pretending to be Ed Meinert, of all people. Phil Meisner was only pretending to be SA president, of all things. Their stories ran in close proximity so that now everyone thinks President Phil Meinert got impeached for credit-card fraud. Sex in the Marvin Center […]

Women’s soccer coach quits

GW women’s soccer coach Michele Rodriguez-Smith resigned from her position Friday after compiling a 14-25-1 record over two seasons at GW. After four seasons as a GW assistant coach, Rodriguez-Smith was named interim head coach before the 1998 season. In her first season, Rodriguez-Smith’s team opened 0-6, but then reeled off a school-record eight straight […]

Credit card offers still allowed at GW

GW has not banned credit card companies from soliciting on campus, despite other local colleges prohibiting credit card vendors. GW has policies to control their activity, said Mike Gargano, assistant vice president of Student Academic and Support Services. Hundreds of colleges already banned credit card companies from soliciting on their campuses, including Georgetown University, the […]

Sports Brief

Ultimate Frisbee goes 3-1 The Hungry Hungry Hippos competed Wednesday in Annapolis, Md., at the Fall League Championships, with the A team finishing fifth. GW defeated Towson University 13-5, James Madison University 13-12, Bucknell University 15-7 and lost to eventual champion University of Delaware 13-10. -David Holt

Why GW students obtained their first credit card:*

Build credit history: 62% More convenient than cash: 43%Wanted more purchasing power: 36%Easy to obtain: 24%Fill gap between financial aid and cost of education: 24%Need for living expenses: 21%Free promotional gift: 18%Friends have credit cards: 4% *these numbers are approximate – taken from a report by Cheryl Beil, director of Academic Planning and Assessment

Tribe Called Quest’s album tracks evolution of hip-hop

Hip-hop, in 1988, was a young experiment with obnoxious beats, gold chains and macho posturing. By the end of 1998, the frontiers of abstract, that only jazz had been able to tap into, had been explored by a party of cosmonaut emcees called A Tribe Called Quest. Born in the basements of Brooklyn and dedicated […]

Panel discusses Sudanese slaves

The GW student groups drew people to an event focusing on the plight of those held in bondage in Sudan with the question Own A Slave? plastered on posters across campus. Hundreds of thousands of non-Islamic people in the African nation have been captured, tortured and sold into slavery by Islamic nationalists, said panelists in […]