December 6, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 34

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

Jewish students celebrate Shabbat

The GW Jewish Student Association hosted more than 200 guests at the first Gala Shabbat celebration in the Marvin Center Ballroom Friday in honor of the first night of Hanukkah. Shabbat is the Jewish equivalent to the Christian Sabbath and ceremonies are held every Friday at Hillel, but the occurrence of these two holidays in […]

The Saints go marching home with a win

Siena 94, GW 91Saturday, Dec. 11 After a week of SirValiant hype, GW’s 14-game home winning streak ended with a wild loss to the Saints of Siena College in front of 3,806 frenzied fans. It was a game that will be long remembered in Foggy Bottom – if not for Brown’s Smith Center-record 42 points, […]

News Briefs

Students raise awareness about African issues Students discussed issues with African ambassadors Thursday night. The Organization of African Students organized the event to raise awareness about the continent’s main issues. The event was really a huge success because we wanted to raise awareness, especially about how children have been affected by war in Africa, OSA […]

Students celebrate diversity

Students draped in traditional clothing performed skits, danced and shared traditions of countries from India to the Caribbean in Saturday night’s Spin the Globe world tour in the Marvin Center. Organized by the South Asian Students Association, the fourth-annual Spin the Globe celebration began with a multicultural dinner followed by a cultural display. Performances ranged […]

Holiday Guide: Gifts of music jazz up the holiday season

It’s the gift-giving time of year again. In other words, you need to know what to give and, more importantly, what to ask for. CDs make a perfect gift – not too cheap, not too expensive and there’s variety. This holiday season, there’s a ton of must-haves on the market that most music lovers would […]

Holiday Guide: Online shopping offers cozy alternatives

Avoid the cold, stay on the couch, break out the credit card and enter the world of online shopping. Most brand-name stores this season have a Web site that caters to a busy holiday shopper. Some cyber-shops have free shipping or special offers, which makes shopping at home worth it. advertises free shipping until […]

Holiday Guide: D.C. to celebrate new year in style

Those spending New Year’s Eve in Australia will witness the biggest pyrotechnics display in the South Pacific. In London, partygoers will watch the Queen light a beacon, then sail down the Thames to officially open Britain’s Millennium Dome. More than one million people are expected to infiltrate New York’s Times Square to watch the Waterford […]

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 […]