March 13, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 50

Stories from the March 13, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Fashion show highlights African-American history

Helping children became fashionable Friday night as members of the Mu Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Black People’s Union strutted their stuff for charity in their seventh-annual fashion show. This year’s theme, Through the Years, emphasized an African-American past to commemorate the turning of the millennium. This is one of our […]

GW questions tradition’s future

The class of 2000 might be one of the last classes to graduate on the Ellipse because of construction plans. Construction of a parking garage under the Ellipse will begin sometime in the next five years, pending congressional funding for the project, according to a Dec. 4 memo on a National Park Service Web page. […]

`Bash: Latterday Plays’ falters with its message

The question always is why do bad things happen to good people? In Neil Labute’s Bash: Latterday Plays, the question seems to be why do good people do bad things? Bash is a combination of three one-acts held together by a common theme that surfaces in each part. But the show is intended for a […]

News Briefs

Gelman Library temperatures rise with warm weather Students and faculty in Gelman Library last week experienced unusually high temperatures because Facilities Management officials were unable to turn on the building’s air conditioning. The kids are suffocating, Peggy Enevoldsen, building operation department manager for Gelman Library, said about students studying last week. The building’s 20-year-old heating/cooling […]

GW at the Millennium: Greek life

Marc Kaplan (a.k.a. Brother Costanza) led about 30 Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers in a rendition of the Kenny Rogers’ classic, The Gambler, on their way to the fraternity’s Community Service Day three years ago. You gotta know when to hold ’em/know when to fold ’em/know when to walk away/know when to run, the brothers sang […]

The The proves why rockers do not improve with age

When it came to rock ‘n’ roll and aging, Pete Townsend of the Who probably said it best: Hope I die before I grow old. (He didn’t, but that’s another story.) Back in the 1960s, Townsend must have known how quickly rock and rollers would age, always producing a new album, always going on that […]

Lock it up — staff editorial

The newest case in a rash of illegal entries and thefts in University residence halls highlights the need for GW students to lock their doors and perhaps secure their laptop computers even when the door is locked. About $1,000 worth of equipment – a laptop, mini-disc player and watch – was stolen from Mitchell Hall […]

Smoke evacuates Aston Hall residents

Aston Hall residents were forced to evacuate the building for about an hour and 20 minutes after a fire extinguisher filled hallways on two floors with smoke Saturday. Joe Gasper, who lives on the eighth floor, said his friend who lives across the hall knocked on his door at about 5:40 p.m. When he opened […]

Fighting for financial aid

(U-WIRE) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – David walked out to fight in a loincloth with a sling. Goliath stepped out in a 10-foot shimmer of bronze with a 20-foot spear. A group of men ran onto the plain and hog-tied David to make things fair. Some stories shouldn’t be changed, some opponents don’t need added advantage, and […]

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs Women’s water polo goes 3-1 at JMU The women’s water polo recovered from a poor showing two weeks ago at Princeton to take three of four at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Weekend No. 1 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. The Colonials opened with an 8-6 loss to Maryland. It was […]