May 1, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 62

Stories from the May 1, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Spring success — staff editorial

The Program Board deserves praise for staging another successful Spring Fling – one of GW’s few authentic traditions. With music, free food, giveaways and activities including a moonwalk, dunk tank and laser tag, Spring Fling offered needed respite to students as final exams near. Unlike past failures such as the Blues Traveler concert at the […]

MC5’s greatest hits resonates with rock and roll

It’s fitting that the new retrospective/greatest hits compilation of the MC5 is coming out at the same time as the movie The Filth and the Fury. That movie is a bio of the Sex Pistols, the British band held by many to be responsible for the birth of punk music and all that followed. The […]

Marching forward — staff editorial

This weekend’s Millennium March on Washington for Equality helped to raise awareness about gay, lesbian and bisexual issues during a time when homosexuality has come under the national spotlight. The march, which was the fourth national gay rights rally and the first since 1993, highlighted several issues of national interest. The movement for gay marriage […]


The Great OZ has spoken. Does anyone else get the feeling that the whole article (written by University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg) was just an exercise in intellectual muscle flexing (April 23, p. 5, A post-World Bank/International Monetary Fund reflection)? It is really great to see that our president can use obscure references and 10-dollar […]

GW frolics at Spring Fling

Giveaways, free food, a dunk tank, a moonwalk and laser tag adorned Kogan Plaza and H Street Saturday afternoon during Program Board’s annual warm-weather regalia – Spring Fling 2000. A concert by The Bloodhound Gang, who recently released an album entitled Hooray for Boobies (UNI/Geffen), drew the largest crowd. You are witnessing your student activities […]

Mount Vernon gripes

This is my second year living at the Mount Vernon campus, and for both years, the administration has been pushing the 10-year plan. Unfortunately, other than the administration, I can’t think of anyone who likes it. The community hates the idea of constant construction over the next 10 years and fought it with everything they […]

SA president votes against change to Higher Education Act

Student Association President Caity Leu vetoed a piece of legislation calling for an alteration to the Higher Education Act of 1998 Saturday. The legislation, which was passed by the SA Senate at an emergency meeting Thursday, advocated the repeal of a section of the Education Act mandating students convicted of any drug-related offense be denied […]

GW awaits Georgetown

The GW men’s varsity crew team placed fourth out of seven at the Kerr Cup Saturday, just two boatlengths behind winner Downing University. The Colonials (18-5) also could not catch the University of Virginia or St Joseph’s on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. But the team is likely thinking about its next race. The team […]

Immigration agents act irresponsibly

On Saturday morning, April 22, the world watched as armed agents of the United States government burst into a home in Miami and ripped Elian Gonzalez from the arms of the man who saved him from drowning on Thanksgiving Day. Prior to this swift and violent act, no peaceful attempt was made to remove the […]