February 22, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 44

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

Open Your Eyes!

Upon reading Sabina Siddiqui’s commentary, A very Un-Pak Pakfest (Feb. 10, p. 5), I was deeply disturbed by her extreme religious right-winged views regarding Pakistani culture and society. Pakistan is not India, Siddiqui wrote. Pakistan was and is not about dances, song, or clothing, but religion. Sure, Pakistan is not India. It is a separate, […]

Baseball swept at ECU

The Colonials fell to a record of 1-5 after being swept by East Carolina this weekend at Harrington Field in Greenville, N.C. The host Pirates (6-1) pulled off the three-game sweep with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 4-3. The Colonials were competitive, but finished on the short-end of […]

Behind the eight ball

I am writing in regards to the recent makeover of the Marvin Center’s fifth floor. I must say I was pleased to finally see some physical changes around campus as we continue our haphazard ascent to being a top-tier school. I guess that the new flat-screen televisions and IKEA-like furniture of the Hippodrome are necessary […]

Wolf hungry for George Washington wins

So just what is CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer doing at GW men’s basketball games, anyway? I love the Colonials, and I’ve been a big fan, he said at halftime of the Rhode Island game Saturday. I wish we had a better record, but it’s great. They’re still fun to watch. I like all the players. […]

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 […]