August 28, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 6

Stories from the August 28, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

District condemns Sigma Alpha Epsilon house

District fire and safety officials condemned the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at 2034 G Street after an August 22 inspection, and evicted the house’s 15 residents without prior notice. Officials cited health and safety violations, but could not list specific infractions. There were all the conditions to have a very serious, maybe life-threatening fire, […]

Recess starts season with venue change

The members of GW’s premier comedy group Recess won’t let a little thing like construction get them down. Despite having lost their home at the Betts Theater to renovations, the group is planning one of its busiest seasons to date. We usually don’t do sketches in Lisner Downstage, Recess member Steve Siddell said. It’s very […]

GW faces overflow in freshmen housing

With freshmen residence halls packed to the brim, the Community Living and Learning Center dispersed about 60 incoming freshmen into temporary housing in Thurston Hall study lounges and suites in the nearby State Plaza Hotel. The eight study lounges in Thurston Hall have been converted into quads, and students who could not be accommodated in […]

Wesley Snipe’s new movie: The Art of Bore

The Art of War had the capability and talent for a good movie. Unfortunately, it failed somewhere in the process. Many aspects contributed to its downfall, such as the plot and unrealistic action scenes. While the movie uses the title from a book by the Asian warrior Sun Tsu, it bears little resemblance to the […]

Phone strike slows campus service

(U-WIRE) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Verizon Communications has estimated that hundreds of West Virginia University students are still without telephones, but several students feel the company and the university are not aware exactly how many students are without service. I don’t think they realize how many of us are without phones on campus, said Jon Williams, […]

Scooting your booty

Yuppie businessmen, students, children and senior citizens are all literally jumping aboard the latest craze. The newest form of commuting, exercising and all-around fun to hit the streets are scooters. Scooters are not a new fad. They were first popular in Germany in the 1800s and then revived in the United States in the 1950s. […]

J Street unveils changes

Each fall students from around the country return to their universities with great expectations for the coming year. Old friends and renewed freedom await, but often students give up one of the most underrated aspects of returning home for the summer – good food. GW students are no exception to that rule, as GW’s meal […]

A survivor but no million dollar reward

August 24, 2000 A cozy one-bedroom apartment in D.C. 2:53 p.m. It wasn’t exactly a deserted island in the South China Sea. I didn’t exactly live off rice or have to be a predator to find meals everyday, but I was a survivor. I dealt with the bugs, the spiders and all kinds of creepy […]

Summer Recap

Cosby case dismissed A judge dismissed the first-degree sex abuse case against Atilla Cosby, a transfer student slated to join the basketball team early next year, at a D.C. Superior Court preliminary hearing July 7. The charge stemmed from accusations made to Metropolitan Police by a 46-year-old woman that Cosby sexually assaulted her in his […]