November 15, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 30

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

Indian students bring culture to University

The Indian Student Association’s Diwali celebration offered a glimpse of Indian culture with brilliant colors, inspired music and the occasional trivia question Saturday night. Students, parents and Foggy Bottom residents gathered for the celebration in honor of Diwali, which means Festival of Lights. Diwali has its roots in Hindu mythology, though it is celebrated throughout […]

Water polo places seventh

The men’s water polo team ended its season by placing seventh in this past weekend’s Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championship. GW began the tournament with an enormous challenge against No. 1 UMass. We started off really flat, said Coach Scott Reed. UMass took advantage of that fact as the Minutemen’s offense exploded during the […]

GW at the millennium: Female folk singers send message via music

Another wave of girl power is starting to hit mainstream America, but instead of platforms and hot pants, these women push the envelope with activist lyrics and counter-culture beauty standards. Throughout the last quarter of this century, women musicians have been banging on their drums, strumming their guitars and singing louder and louder to make […]

SA Senate acted rashly, vindictively

I am deeply saddened by the actions of the Student Association Senate Wednesday morning. When I decided to run for Student Association president last year, I was determined to bring about change in an organization that was the ridicule of the student body. The students voted for me because they had faith in my leadership. […]

GW at the millennium: Looking for friends in `The Real World’

In the beginning, there were Julie and Eric, a docile Alabama dancer and a buff New Jersey thug aspiring to be a model. The television gods at Bunim-Murray Productions plucked them from obscurity, set them up in a spacious (but austere by later seasons’ standards) New York loft and proclaimed that their sappy country-mouse and […]

GW splits matches, closing in on A-10s

The GW women’s volleyball team split its final two home matches of the season as GW defeated Dayton and lost to Xavier at the Smith Center. If GW (15-9, 10-6) splits its final two games next weekend at Rhode Island and Massachusetts it ensures itself an Atlantic 10 Tournament berth. Xavier 3, GW 0Saturday, Nov. […]

There’s more to life at GW than SA politics

As a recent graduate of the GW (`99) I have to say that I have watched in sadness, disgust and humor as the drama of Phil Meisner and the Student Association has unfolded. When are GW student leaders going to realize what their jobs, duties and responsibilities are? And, more importantly, when are they going […]

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 […]