April 10, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 55

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

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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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 […]