February 3, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 39

Stories from the February 3, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Don’t bet on it — staff editorial

A bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate would ban gambling on college athletics, a move that would preserve the integrity of college sports. Athletes would have much less temptation to entangle themselves in point-shaving and other illicit activities that are often solicited by unscrupulous individuals involved college sports wagering. The bill, which could also […]

A learning desire

Throughout his childhood, sophomore Ary Herman had poor punctuation and messy handwriting. He was a slow test taker, and his compositions for school, which were difficult to read, were often returned to him with many corrections. (The composition) would be dripping in ink, said Herman of his disorganized schoolwork. By sixth grade, his mother encouraged […]

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Independent films gain popularity among the masses

It started in 1992, with a small-time, fundamentally well-told story of a bungled robbery. Disturbingly realistic and told in an engaging, non-linear style, independent films spread like wildfire through word of mouth and positive critical reviews. The film is Reservoir Dogs, and the movement it founded brought on the rise of independent cinema. Despite its […]

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Bar Belle: Kokopoolis

Where: 2305 18th St., NW Crowd: strange mix Getting In: anyone can go, but not everyone can drink Prices: not too bad Food: nope Dancing: nope Pick-ups: you wouldn’t want any Pluses: pool, darts, a bunch of televisions Minuses: kind of sketchy After hardcore partying all weekend (after it all, it was the Super Bowl), […]

Aston Hall theft victims voice security concerns

Aston Hall theft victims expressed frustration this week, two weeks after several students returning from winter break discovered their computers had been stolen. I was the first (roommate) back, and when I came up to my room it (the door) was bolted, junior Christopher Brick said. I realized that stuff was moved around, and my […]

Jon Stewart performance rescheduled for Sunday

Comedy Central talk-show host Jon Stewart’s appearance at GW, originally slated for Thursday night, was moved to Sunday after scheduling conflicts with Stewart’s management team nearly halted the show. Organizers for GW assured students Wednesday that all tickets purchased for the original date would be honored and that no exchange was necessary. The Sunday night […]

Winter woes: students face depression

February is usually a month for receiving candy hearts, roses, boxes of chocolates and snowfall. It is 14 degrees outside with a wind-chill factor of -14 degrees. The idea of venturing outside, leaving warm and cozy rooms, is incomprehensible to some. Do these snowbound hermits have the winter blues or could it be something more […]

Proposed bill could end wagering on college sports

Members of the U.S. Senate introduced a bill Tuesday to ban gambling on amateur sports, including college games, in an attempt to protect athletes and athletics. The proposed legislation would end betting on high school, college and Olympic sporting events. Nevada is the only state where betting on these events occurs. The sponsors of the […]