March 30, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 52

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

Doctors offer advice about heart disease

Jackson Muamba, a 17-year-old basketball player from northern New Jersey, died of a heart attack on the court a few years ago. Recently, Brad Merriman, a 15-year-old basketball player from Indiana collapsed and died during practice. Autopsies later revealed that these young people suffered heart attacks, a rarity for youths. But the American Medical Association […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday- no games scheduled Friday- XCountry at Duke Invitational Saturday- Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure (DH)-12 p.m. Gymnastics at Regional Six (Athens, Ga.)-6 p.m. XCountry at Duke InvitationalMCrew at RITWCrew at CornellWTennis vs. Rutgers-1 p.m. Sunday- Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure-12 p.m. WTennis at Howard-1 p.m. Golf vs. Maryland at GW Invitational-7:30 a.m.

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. […]