October 5, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 17

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

Forum: New pill increases options for women

The recent approval of the RU-486, or morning-after pill, has George W. Bush and the rest of the anti-abortion camp in a frenzy. The Federal Drug Administration has finally allowed women access to a healthy, effective, safe, non-surgical means to make decisions about their bodies. The anti-choice Bush campaign cannot understand why the FDA would […]

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Forum: Drug will have little affect on abortion

Last week, the FDA approved the controversial abortion drug RU-486 for use in the United States. Presidential candidate Al Gore has spoken positively of the drug, making it appear as though the approval of the drug is a victory for women. However, this issue is more political than Mr. Gore may lead you to believe. […]

‘Crossfire’ ignites students

CNN’s Crossfire brought the heat of what pundit Bill Press described as possibly the most exciting heavyweight match since Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear to the GW campus Monday, as CNN began a week of live broadcasts on the 2000 campaign from Lisner Auditorium. Show hosts Robert Novak, Mary Matalin and Press discussed […]

Truth in education debate

Bryan O’Keefe’s recent account of my remarks in the Sept. 21 edition of The Hatchet titled Convocation education is a gross distortion of what I actually said at the Convocation Sept. 19. Those who attended the meeting will recall that I did give fair hearing to the positions of both Vice President Al Gore and […]

Students await faster service

Five weeks into the school year, students say they are frustrated by long lines at J Street despite assurances from Dining Services officials that speed and efficiency would improve with time. I think it’s ridiculous how long the lines can be, freshman Christina Hayes said. There’s nothing you can do; there should be more choices. […]

Quote of the Week

Student Mike Melen, commenting on the possibility of Mount Vernon allowing male residents: A co-ed campus is a good addition to Mount Vernon. But everyone will say going co-ed is a good idea as long as they don’t have to live there themselves.

Campus groups embrace nationwide voting drive

Political groups and activists at GW are joining national voter registration efforts to encourage political participation among young voters. And college campuses are their main target. College campuses are the number one place to start voter registration, said Shannon Flaherty, GW College Republicans vice chairman. GW student groups are spreading enthusiasm for the election through […]

SA, Burt battle to protect students

You may never see my name plastered on the walls of the Marvin Center or on buttons worn by campaigners, but I am an officer of the Student Association. You don’t hear too much about other individuals in the executive branch, but they are the hardest working members of the organization. They are the ones […]

Local NFL games of the week

Games of the Week Baltimore (4-1) at Jacksonville (2-3)The Ravens have shut out three divisional opponents already this season, but don’t look for a fourth in Jacksonville Sunday night. These two teams along with Tennessee are the top three in a top-heavy division that also features three of the worst teams in football. While the […]