February 22, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SA is about students, not candidates

Images and appearances are often met with disdainful realities. Upon arriving at GW, we are met with the idea that the Student Association is there for us, that it will protect our rights and serve the student body. We are led to believe that the SA will stand up to the administration and take on […]

Pitch Black fails to frighten as a science fiction thriller

From the clich? plot about futuristic space travelers who crash on an unknown planet to the recycled shot of the spaceship at the beginning of the flick, the sci-fi thriller Pitch Black (Universal Pictures) oozes with horrible rip-offs from the Alien movies and Planet of the Apes. As crew members slowly awake from their cryogenic […]

Holding court — Staff Editorial

The largest regular season crowd ever attended the GW women’s basketball game against Xavier Sunday – a welcome sign that the perennially ranked Colonial women are finally getting the respect they deserve. A total of 3,217 fans helped rally the Colonial women to a thrilling comeback victory as GW claimed sole possession of the title […]

Whole Nine Yards falls short of touchdown with viewers

Could it BE more Chandler? Once again, Matthew Perry (Friends) takes his goofy character from Friends with him to the big screen in The Whole Nine Yards (Warner Bros.). While Perry is clumsily charming as Nicholas Oz Oseransky, a dentist living in a suburb of Montreal, his performance leaves you wondering if he can break […]

Strong job market fails to employ GW graduates

GW students are failing to benefit significantly from a national rise in average salaries and rates of employment, a GW Career Center official said last week. A recent Jobtrak survey shows a 40-percent increase in job postings aimed at college graduates since last year. The study also shows the average starting salary for recent graduates […]

Stepping forward — Staff Editorial

In a spirited show of reverence to black history, GW’s Nu Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity hosted a step show at Lisner Auditorium Saturday, which featured historically black fraternities and sororities from around the Washington, D.C., area. For the third year in a row, Greek-letter organizations from a variety of universities gathered to […]

Yo La Tengo struts its stuff on latest release

The Backstreet Boys and Korn have captivated mainstream music fans during the last decade. But a number of American bands, such as Mercury Rev and Low, flying under the radar, have been creating beautiful and amazing music that sadly goes unnoticed. After listening to Yo La Tengo’s latest album, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out […]

Students create Web site featuring nightlife options in major U.S. cities

Two GW students created a Web site for students too bogged down with work to know where to go on the weekend. Juniors Jafwant and Rajvindra Gill created and co-manage a Web site that offers information on nightlife in various cities nationwide. We call it a complete, online nightlife solution, Jafwant Gill said. Clubmadness.com is […]

IRA’s withdrawal from pact leaves Ireland’s peace in shambles

(U-WIRE) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The recent decision of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) to withdraw from negotiations on disarmament may signal the untimely end of the 1998 Good Friday agreement. If so, one of the last, best hopes for an end to the troubles has come to naught. Under the Good Friday agreement, power over […]

D.C. Diary: The Women’s Pages

Feb. 20, 2000Newseum, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.2 p.m. The image of femininity certainly has changed over the centuries. As women played an important role in shaping the way society progressed through history, written communication spread the rise of women’s concerns and issues throughout the years. Starting with the late 18th century, women’s magazines have […]