October 5, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 17

Stories from the October 5, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students prepare for AIDS Walk

GW students will join people from around the country and D.C. to participate in AIDS Walk 2000 Saturday. The event aims to increase awareness about AIDS and raise money for AIDS research. GW student groups traditionally participate in the annual event independently, but the University will send one unified group this year, said Lily Needleman, […]

Brown , Coppedge win A-10 awards

The GW soccer teams proved last weekend that the volleyball program might not be the only Colonials fall sports team destined for the postseason. The men’s and woman’s soccer squads and volleyball team each won their two Atlantic10 matches over the weekend and have put GW atop or right near the top of the conference […]

Burt questions medical funding

Student Association President David Burt said he signed the finance bill that budgets money to all registered student groups Monday, despite his objections to disproportionate allocations to the Medical Center Student Council. Unfortunately, I have to represent every group, Burt said. Overall, the bill was decent. It would be irresponsible to hold up everyone else’s […]

Upcoming Games

Upcoming Games Thursday – no games scheduled Friday – Volleyball at Dayton 6:30 p.m.Men’s Soccer at La Salle 2 p.m.Women’s Soccer vs. La Salle noonMen’s Water Polo vs. Navy 7 p.m. Saturday – XCC at Richmond 10:15 a.m.Men’s Water Polo vs. Princeton (at Navy) noonVolleyball at Xavier 7 p.m. Sunday – Men’s Soccer at Fordham […]

Alcohol answer

With regard to Ms. Vania Smith’s Oct. 2 opinion piece, Hall staff won’t wait for a disaster, I would like to express my concern that the article was weighted in rhetoric and light on reason. Although space prevents me from refuting all of her misconceptions en toto, I will attempt to address the most glaring […]

Freaky to Fashionable

Piercings. Whether on the face, ears, stomach, nose or just about anywhere else, body piercing has become very fashionable. The trend, once deemed as freaky by society, has become mainstream among younger generations and GW students. Sophomore Jeff Nestler had his ear lobe, upper ear cartilage and tongue pierced, all on a whim last year. […]

Disaster averted?

I write in response to Silvana Del Carpio’s letter titled Residents neglected (Oct. 2), which concerned her Munson Hall room’s water pipe break. Without a doubt, this is an unfortunate situation and I in no way want to diminish what happened. However, I think we would all agree that what she endured is an unforeseen […]

Absentee advising at Columbian School

Students sometimes realize the importance of academic advising only when their academic plans take a turn for the worst. Just ask fifth-year GW student Emily Baier. Baier plans to graduate this spring with a degree in American Studies. Her professors assign about 600 pages of reading each week as she is tries to cram two […]

Staff editorial – MVC: Changing campus

University officials recently began talking of major changes to Mount Vernon that could radically alter what, for 122 years, has been an independent women’s campus. Administrators are considering housing men at Mount Vernon and making the University Honors Program a bigger presence at the campus. The question facing administrators and students is to what extent […]

Steel Magnolias creates poetry out of everyday life

An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure, declares Clairee, one of the regulars at Truvy’s hair salon. Steel Magnolias, the latest production of GW’s Theater and Dance Department, lives by this motto, shucking any notions of grand theatre and focusing upon the simplicity of everyday life. What is left is average people […]