January 27, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 37

Stories from the January 27, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

What does it take?

It seems it took a state of emergency for GW to finally realize that classes should be canceled on days that we have inclement weather. Most of us will probably have forgotten last week’s 3-5 inch snowfall by now, but I still remember thinking about whether the unknown road conditions were worth braving in order […]

Changing the face of fraternity life

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity says its members are on a journey of brotherhood. The national organization quotes famous men and anonymous sources who say things like wise is the person who fortifies his life with friendship. Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of five fraternities to join GW’s community in the last six years. Its […]

Tragic lessons — staff editorial

The fire that killed three students and injured 63 others in a Seton Hall University dormitory Jan. 19 may seem like a distant tragedy, but the lessons from the terrible episode should reverberate through Foggy Bottom. When a fire alarm sounds, GW students must follow proper procedure. Given the possible consequences of ignoring a fire […]

Game sales pass go, SA collects cash

Students who walked through the Marvin Center this week might have seen a small booth on the main floor, adjacent to the information desk, selling the new game on campus known as GWopoly. While it is inspired by the popular best-selling game Monopoly, GWopoly has its own unique qualities reflecting GW’s campus. The Student Activities […]

Through sleet and snow — staff editorial

During a two-day stretch when the University was shut down because of a paralyzing snowstorm, GW managed to have a good time and feed its students – two essentials of college life. While the majority of students stayed indoors, the Hippodrome offered free bowling and hot chocolate for students stricken by cabin fever. On the […]

Students seek balance and friends in fraternity

Freshman Anthony Balistrieri rushed into the Hippodrome after an invigorating game of snow football with his newest friends – his fraternity brothers. At first Balistrieri quietly sat next to his brothers and attentively listened to them reveal the nuances of brotherhood and the rewards of community service. Balistrieri is the president of GW’s newest fraternity, […]

Foster-ing GW’s success

The GW gymnastics team earned national respect because it wins. Head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham’s team won the Atlantic 10 Championship the past two seasons, and it was chosen to win it once again this year by the A-10 coaches. Winning the conference championship is just one of three goals set by this determined group of […]

Baxter’s noble role in election reform

The letter printed in The Hatchet’s Jan. 24 edition (SA’s dubious `reforms,’ p. 5) regarding the recent adoption of a new SA elections charter demonstrates the very reason I hold the typical GW student in contempt. Rather then actually make an intelligent critique of the election process, the writer stoops to unfounded and false attacks […]

D.C. Diary: Welcome to the Big Snow

January 25, 2000Thurston Hall7:30 a.m. Like the magic of Santa Claus streaming through the night while the world sleeps, the entire East coast awoke Tuesday morning to the two sweetest words this side of Christmas break – snow day. I knew there were no classes by 7:30 a.m., thanks to my neighbor who barged in […]

Quote of the Week

Jessica Frohman, the junior who single-handedly established the school’s only environmental issues club earlier this year: There’s a perception that to be an environmentalist, you must be some kind of tree-hugging hippie, she said. And this is a J. Crew campus.