April 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 59

Stories from the April 24, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW students dance the hula with Hawaii club

GW students hula-danced for guests at a luau hosted by GW’s Hawaii Club Saturday night in the Marvin Center Ballroom. We wanted to bring the aloha spirit to GW because it’s hard for Hawaiians to make the transition to the mainland, said Aishah Valencia, president of the club. The luau, which organizers said they are […]

Golf finishes in the middle of the pack

Sport Brief Rain forced the cancellation of the first round of this weekend’s 24-team two-round Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J., and GW likely finished in the middle of the pack, according to head coach Scott Allen. The team, which left the invitational with six squads still playing, shot a 312 Saturday. Thomas Blankvoort shot a […]

News Briefs

NROTC holds blood drive Members from GW NROTC held their second blood drive of the semester Friday in the Marvin Center. The group collected 36 units (about 36 pints) of blood to be donated to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Most donors were members of GW NROTC. We do not get (donations) out of the community quite […]

Upcoming Games

Monday- no games scheduled Tuesday- Baseball at University of Maryland-Baltimore County-3 p.m. Wednesday- Baseball vs. Howard-3 p.m. Thursday-no games scheduled

Class of 2001 will likely graduate on the Ellipse

The Class of 2001 may still have a Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse because proposed construction on the site did not receive funding, University officials said. The National Park Service is planning to begin construction on underground parking beneath the Ellipse. If the construction would be underway, it would be impossible for Commencement to be […]

Baba Seth makes music to groove to

In this day and age, when plastic, cheesy pop music rules the airways and the video channels, it’s nice to hear some music that is warm and fun. On its latest album, Live … At The End Of The World (Butros Butros Groove), local group Baba Seth gets heads bouncing and feet tapping. Hailing from […]

Tunnel fire evacuates Metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro station closed for about four hours Thursday during rush hour after an electrical fire in a tunnel filled one train with smoke and caused an evacuation, according to Metro officials. Yuhang Zhang, a visitor from Williamsburg, Va., said smoke filled the train he was riding at about 5 p.m. He said […]

Broadcast proves debut album worth the wait

Good things come to those who wait. Whoever came up with that clich? must have listened to the album, The Noise People Make (Tommy Boy) by the British band Broadcast. It has taken more than three years for the band’s debut to finally come out, but it was well worth the wait. In 1996, Broadcast […]

Staff Editorial — A father’s right

This weekend saw the beginning of the end of the Elian Gonzalez saga, as Immigration and Naturalization Service agents took the child early Saturday morning from the Miami home of his relatives and reunited him with his father. For five months, the world has been obsessed with a six-year-old boy and the implications of turning […]

DC Diary: Prowling with a bargain hunter

April 18, 2000Filene’s Basement1133 Connecticut Ave.3:25 p.m. When I was a child, I used to always love when my mother told me it was time to save some money. I’m not a miserly soul, it’s just with my mom and me, saving money meant we either were going to make our rounds at the mall […]