April 10, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 55

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

Students celebrate Arabic culture

The Arab Student Association will host a mix of cultural, political, educational and social activities to raise student awareness about Arabic culture during April’s Arab Awareness Month. This is the group’s second year promoting Arab awareness during April. The group decided to continue the new tradition after last year’s success, said Ghada Skaff, co-president of […]

Brown is team MVP

The men’s basketball banquet was held Thursday night at the Washington Marriott. Freshman guard SirValiant Brown was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Chris Monroe was named Rookie of the Year; senior guard Mark Lund was given the Academic Achievement Award; junior forward Antxon Iturbe took home the Desire Award; junior point guard Bernard Barrow […]

GW students give national Webcam craze mixed reviews

Webcams are becoming popular items for students eager to star in their own shows on the Internet and save money on long-distance calls. Students are buying small, digital cameras that connect to a personal computer, allowing users to capture images and broadcast them on the Internet. Users can use their computers to talk to family […]

Sports Briefs

GW loses to Hoyas The GW women’s tennis team lost a decisive doubles match in Sunday’s match against Georgetown and fell to the host Hoyas 5-4. Sophomore Lisa Borromeo won both her singles and doubles match, but the team’s loss prevented the Colonials from sweeping their matches this weekend. Georgetown was a real thriller, and […]

Students play volleyball for charity

Students gathered to participate in a volleyball tournament for charity at the Smith Center Thursday evening. The Martin Luther King Volleyball Tournament, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, was created to collect clothing donations for Miriam’s Kitchen. The 13 teams that entered the competition were required to donate an article of clothing for each member […]

Orbit’s album fails to add new twists to old classics

In the last few years, if you wanted to modernize your sound, William Orbit was the man to go to. Orbit, producer extraordinaire, has worked with big names such as Madonna and Blur, adding his trademark electronica touches to their last albums. For example, all of the techno bleeps and synth washes you hear on […]

Students experience sleep deprivation

The number of college students who experience sleep problems has increased in recent years, according to recent studies. Author James B. Maas wrote in his book, Power Sleep, that college students are among the most sleep-deprived people in the country. Susan Haney, nurse practitioner and outreach coordinator for GW’s Student Health Service, said she frequently […]

Virg?nia Rodriguez embodies spirituality in soulful music

With her soulful, bellowing voice, Virg?nia Rodriguez fluidly mixes spirituality and fun. Some of her songs burst with energy while others sooth you into a state of unconsciousness. Her captive voice reigns in your mind, and you are entranced far beyond the final note of her latest album, N?s (Natasha Records). Rodriguez will perform songs […]

Letter to GW community regarding closures

TO: The George Washington University Community FROM: The University Vice Presidents DATE: April 7, 2000 From Saturday, April 15, through Monday, April 17, meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund will be taking place near our campus. As a result of these meetings, city officials expect a large number of visitors to […]

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