April 10, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 55

Stories from the April 10, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

IAS hosts national high school conference

About 350 high school students from across the country gathered at GW this weekend for the International Affairs Society’s second annual Model United Nations conference. With opening ceremonies at the State Department, the conference offered students a truly international experience. The conference participants were divided into several committees, such as the U.N. Security Council, NATO […]

Students’ latest buzz is plucked from the medicine cabinet

College students nationwide are illicitly using prescription drugs to concentrate, stay awake or get high, experts say. This particular kind of drug abuse led to at least two student deaths at Trinity College (Conn.) in the past seven months. There are signs that GW is not immune to this trend. In an informal survey of […]

GW students, staff showcase fashion and art for charity

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars entertained and educated the GW community Saturday evening at Diversion, a showcase featuring the fine art and fashion design of GW students and staff. The show in the Marvin Center Ballroom began with the rap stylings of Time Machine, a group made up of GW senior Jason Shechtman, Eric […]

Dangerous prescription drugs gaining ground on campus

Ritalin (Methylphenidate) – A stimulant that produces effects similar to those of cocaine and amphetamines, is prescribed by doctors to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other conditions. Illicitly used for effects of appetite suppression, wakefulness, increased attentiveness and euphoria. The drug can also produce increases in heart rate and blood pressure and is capable of […]

A columnist’s jaunt in sunny L.A.

Now that the April Foolery is over, and our good friend Otis Bocchini has hung up his quill, the essential question remains . so did everyone have fun on spring break? Or did you just spend the majority of the week huddled up in a quivering ball on some hotel bathroom floor? Now that you’re […]

Crisis averted? — staff editorial

Planned mass demonstrations at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings next weekend will likely shut down Foggy Bottom, and some GW students will be taking part in the protest. With the possibility of demonstrators getting out of hand like they did at the December 1999 World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle, students should […]

News Briefs

Fraternity shoe tree takes a fall The Delta Tau Delta shoe tree, which has been mired in controversy since 1996 when GW feminists said the shoes signified every time two brothers had sex with the same woman, fell to the ground amid heavy winds Sunday morning. Former Delta Tau Delta President Jeff Butler said the […]

Homeward bound — staff editorial

Tensions between the U.S. Justice Department and the South Florida Cuban-American community have reached feverish levels as Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the father of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez, traveled to the United States to retrieve his son, a transaction that is scheduled to be completed by week’s end. Meanwhile, Miami relatives of Elian are desperately trying to […]

Staff must explain false alarms

A little more than a month ago, my girlfriend and I stumbled out of New Hall’s entrance still sleepy despite the obnoxious fire alarm drilling into our ears. I suspected we were the last ones out of the building, so I readied my girlfriend for the inevitable flack we would face from the community facilitator […]