November 22, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 32

Stories from the November 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students, community walk for homeless

GW students gathered on the stairs of J Street Saturday morning, grasping cups of coffee, soaking in the unusually warm autumn weather and preparing for the annual three-mile Homeless Walkathon. A lot of people are wrapped up in their own lives sometimes, said sophomore Harrison Wilder as he waited for members of his InterVarsity Christian […]

Houston sinks GW

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — With 2.8 seconds on the clock, the University of Houston’s Marcus Oliver drained a free throw to secure a 93-92 win and send the GW men’s basketball team (1-2) to its worst three-game start since the 1988-’89 season. The hardwood at the Carlson Center rumbled with the sound of two teams running […]

Music from second album proves to be groovy, baby

Get your mojo ready. Austin Powers is back with one more thing – another soundtrack. <i.More Music from the Motion Picture Austin Powers, the Spy Who Shagged Me has it all. There’s music to groove to, music to cruise to and, of course, music to shag to. The album opens up with a bit called […]

Universities reconsider the benefits of Title IX

The recent popularity of women’s sports, with the women’s World Cup soccer team and the WNBA, validated the effectiveness of Title IX, according to athletic officials. Title IX, a set of federal guidelines intended to prohibit discrimination against women in federally funded programs, has sometimes come at the expense of men’s athletic programs. I’ve been […]

Stereolab combines its numerous styles on latest album

The slogan you’ve come a long way baby can be used for more than Virginia Slims cigarettes. Over the past eight years, Stereolab has gone from avant-garde electronic music to laid-back lounge pop. Now on its latest album, Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (Elektra), the band combines all of its […]

The buzz on caffeine

Every morning, the scene is the same. Sleep-deprived GW students flock to Viva Java at J Street. Grabbing a cup of coffee, many hope that the caffeine rush will help them stay awake through their early morning classes. For some students, it is their first cup of coffee, but for others the fresh smell of […]

Meisner launches new student group

Removed Student Association President Phil Meisner, along with former members of the SA executive cabinet, launched a new GW student organization this week. The group, called Students Helping Students, was developed to maintain some of the initiatives Meisner and his cabinet began while holding positions in the SA, said Catherine Sadler, who remains the co-chair […]

Bright Eyes, a.k.a. Conor Oberst, creates powerful sounds

If video killed the radio star, rituals killed the singer-songwriter. Nevertheless, in 1999, there’s a sensitive white guy with a guitar for every Starbucks, and a song of heartbreak for every Frappuccino. It’s sometimes difficult to imagine that folk music was once avant-garde. It’s sometimes difficult to imagine Bob Dylan as the most dangerous musician […]

Eat smart, play hard for a healthy holiday season

It’s almost holiday season and your stomach knows what’s coming: serving after succulent serving of grandma’s starch-stuffed turkey, snowy mountains of mashed potatoes and cinnamon-spiced pumpkin pie. If you’re worried about overdoing the delicious fare, take heart. Here are five food and fitness facts to help you have a healthy and happy holiday. 1. Turkey, […]

Athletes note Robinson legacy

A panel comprised of four former GW students who have been personally affected by the legacy of Jackie Robinson said they realized the similarities between Robinson’s life and their own Thursday. Robinson, who was declared one of the greatest second basemen of the 20th century before Game Four of the World Series this fall, was […]