December 6, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 34

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

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 […]

Alexander, Egleston spark GW’s upset of No.7 Rutgers

The GW women’s basketball team upset No. 7 Rutgers University 63-58 in front of 2,533 screaming fans at the Smith Center Saturday night. GW seniors Marlo Egleston and Starr Jefferson and junior Kristeena Alexander sparked the Colonial women, who overcame a 3-of-23 (13 percent) first-half shooting performance to find victory. The exciting win for the […]

D.C. Diary: Home Sweet Hippodrome

December 3, 1999The Hippodrome12 a.m. I reluctantly came to the Hippodrome at midnight expecting to be the only geek on campus chillin’ in the Marvin Center on a Friday night. Parties were going on in all the dorms, excuse me, residence halls, fraternity boys and sorority girls were at their semi-formals, Manouch was serving up […]

Women to unite against femicide

Marc Lepine entered the school of engineering at the University of Montreal Dec. 6, 1989, preparing to do battle with his perceived enemy – women. Screaming, You’re all fucking feminists, he opened fire on a classroom, killing 14 women and wounding nine other women and four men, before he killed himself. Lepine left behind a […]

Urich, Lewis detract from Chicago’s flair

The National Theatre’s Chicago – The Musical has the glitz and the glamour. It has the sultry story of passion, murder and fame in 1920s Chicago. But it also has Vicki Lewis (News Radio) and Robert Urich (Spencer for Hire). Lewis co-stars as the sultry Velma Kelly. Imprisoned for the murder of her husband, Velma […]

Basketball teams stage weekend of upsets

Coming into the Fifth Annual BB&T Classic, the 2-3 GW men’s basketball team appeared for all the world to be in over its head, facing an impossible schedule, a losing record and a year without an NCAA Tournament bid. In short, if the 1999-2000 season was to still end in happiness, the team had no […]

Beck tries to follow legends, but lacks emotional spark

Beck is the poster child of music in the 1990s. He is detached and dripping with irony. He picks and chooses from different styles, making new music out of them. He has gone from making loser be a cool label to being a pimp and a player on his new album, Midnite Vultures (Geffen Records). […]