December 6, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 34

Stories from the December 6, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Holiday Guide: Students lend a hand this season

Several GW student organizations are sponsoring charity events to spread the wealth during the holiday season. The Naval ROTC program is collecting toys and cash in the Marvin Center this month as part of the national Toys for Tots program. The local unit, which includes Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, raised about $4,000 […]

WTO demonstrators fight abuses

Environmentalists, artists, farmers, numerous student groups, pro-democracy and women’s rights activists, pro-fair trade organizations, peace and justice groups, religious organizations, labor unions and many more traveled thousands of miles to Seattle to make their voices heard. The occasion? A meeting of the World Trade Organization. Unfortunately, I am not among the thousands who are in […]

Ramadan means more than fasting

Can you imagine yourself waking up at four o’clock in the morning to drink some water and eat a light breakfast? Can you then imagine yourself going without food or drink until the sun sets? To top it all off, can you imagine yourself doing this during finals week?! This is exactly what Muslim students […]

A new millennium – staff editorial

As the next millennium approaches, it’s a good time to reflect on GW’s past and where the University is headed. Relations between GW and those it affects – its students and the Foggy Bottom community – will become increasingly important to the future of the University. GW has become a nationally recognized undergraduate institution. The […]

A better life at the millennium, in space

It’s almost 2000. Let’s see what lies ahead. People often say, You can’t know where you’re going till you know where you’ve been. I don’t know why. Probably because it has a good rhythm. People also like to say things that rhyme. That’s why Must See TV on NBC is so popular. You can’t know […]

Clinton’s attacks don’t make sense

(U-WIRE) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – It is becoming more and more clear to me why Hillary Rodham Clinton is firmly in support of gun control: She can’t stop shooting herself in the foot. The recently announced soon-to-be-announced candidate for senator of New York (we’ll know for sure in January, but keep your fingers crossed – there’s […]

Panda on display? — staff editorial

The decision by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to preserve the giant panda Hsing-Hsing has raised controversy. Up until Hsing-Hsing’s death last week, he was housed in Washington’s National Zoo, given as a gift from the People’s Republic of China in 1972. The panda is historically significant and rare – only about 1,000 […]

Classifieds (12/6)

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Sports Briefs

Swimmers race at U.S. Open Members of the GW men’s and women’s swimming teams raced at the U.S. Open in San Antonio, Texas. Mike Cottone, Richard Dewet, David Dillenhay, Jocelyn Finch, Nell Friar, Nicholas Hopman and David Simonetti competed. Dillenhay made the 1500-freestyle final and placed 56th. Finch placed 54th in the 200-individual medley and […]

The right answer comes from whom?

When two strikingly similar term papers crossed the desk of Professor Molly Spitzer Frost last semester, she was skeptical. Getting an extremely good paper from an indifferent student is enough to make a professor suspicious, she said. But it was more than the strength of the papers that bothered her. They were virtually identical. Her […]