March 30, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 52

Stories from the March 30, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Placing blame — staff editorial

National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston spoke at Georgetown University Wednesday, voicing opposition to sensible gun control measures. Laws that would require background checks on gun buyers and require gun manufacturers to include safety locks on all models would undoubtedly save lives, but Heston and the NRA refuse to budge. Heston contends that the recent […]

Construction conundrum — staff editorial

The University should have warned students about construction to the H Street entrance area of the Marvin Center. The purpose of the construction, to install an elevator that will make the H Street entrance handicapped-accessible in compliance with the American Disabilities Act, is certainly important. But the changes raise new concerns as J Street seating […]

What to do if you forget the pill

If you forget ONE active combination pill: Take it as soon as you remember. Take the next pill at the usual time. (This means you may take two pills in one day.) Finish that series and start the next pack on time. If you forget TWO active combination pills in a row in the first […]

The Christian right and religious freedom

Rally ’round the pole, a moment of silence, a quick Hail Mary before the big game – where will the line be drawn, and when is it all going to stop? Our country was founded on the basis that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. […]

D.C. Diary: Remembering in pieces

March 29, 2000 American University Bender Arena 4:40 p.m. It was hard to tell if the 30 or so people in American University’s Bender Arena were feeling the same thing I was. Overwhelmed was how I felt, taking in the sight of panel upon panel (672 at AU alone) of a quilt dedicated to loved […]

Shabby computer labs

The computer labs on campus are in shambles. I switched machines three times before I found one that was working well enough for me to use (this is all too common an experience). That’s not to mention the fact that every time I switched machines I had to wait in line to get another machine. […]

Strong performances cannot save The Skulls

The Skulls (Universal) attempts to add another layer to the teenage-thriller genre made famous by movies such as Urban Legends and I Know What You Did Last Summer. It seeks to add aspects of thrillers made for adult audiences, such as The Firm. Unfortunately, this skull bit off more than it could chew. Director Rob […]

University of greed?

I am an athlete here at GW who does everything he can to advance the name of the University, but I get no respect from the institution I am trying to promote. I was one of a group of students that had to stay on campus because I had to practice in preparation for our […]

Jackson smoothly moves from TV to big screen

Joshua Jackson looks tired. Sitting at the head of a table full of press, his pale skin and weary eyes show that he isn’t getting used to these roundtable interviews that have eaten up most of his weekend. Jackson, who came into the national spotlight playing Pacey on Dawson’s Creek, is awaiting the release of […]