October 12, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 19

Stories from the October 12, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The legend of Jack o’ Lanterns

As trees begin shedding their leaves, the foliage indicates it is autumn and almost time for Halloween. Costume parties, candy, trick-or-treating and, of course, pumpkins, all come to mind. Lots and lots of pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns. Pumpkin picking is a seasonal tradition that starts in October and continues through Thanksgiving. October 31 is […]

Family Weekend and Restaurant Guide: Family Weekend 2000 takes GW by storm

Family Weekend 2000 promises to be filled with activities for both parents and siblings, said officials in the Office of Parent Services. Family Weekend is an opportunity for families to visit students and to get to know the University, Katrina Campbell, executive assistant of the Office of Parent Services said. The schedule for the weekend […]

CR abortion argument unconvincing

I was hoping the College Republican’s column in the Oct. 5 Hatchet would at least make me rethink my support of RU-486 (Drug will have little affect on abortion). Boy was I let down. The article did not make one factual statement against the drug except for the vague statement there are many side effects […]

Arena Stage presents controversial play

Seldom is a brute sport like boxing married with theatrical production, and perhaps there has never been an offspring as successful as The Great White Hope, now playing at the Arena Stage. Based loosely on the story of the flamboyant Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, the play has returned to […]

Family Weekend and Restaurant Guide: Schedule of Events

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – A Look Backward, A Look Forward: Selections from the GW Permanent Collection, Dimock Gallery, Lower Lisner Auditorium 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – PACHANGA! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Multicultural Student Services, 2127 G Street, Room 209 2:45 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Peacekeeping Where There is No Peace to Be […]

Advising initiative

In an article Oct. 5 (Absentee advising at the Columbian School, p. 6), The Hatchet exposes an unfortunate case of miscommunication between the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences and a student. The student was never made aware of the GPA requirement for the degree in Communication she sought, causing her to switch majors and […]

Students protest Citigroup recruitment

Eight students gathered on the Quad Wednesday morning to protest what they called the number one bank-roller of environmental destruction. Armed with signs that read Hey Citibank: People Over Profit, members of the Rainforest Action Network student group stood outside the Graduate Resource Center to oppose Citigroup, the nation’s largest financial institution and parent company […]

Sports briefs

Wei beats teammate Gencsoy in finals It was quite a weekend for the GW women’s tennis team, which dominated the 11th-annual D.C. Metropolitan Intercollegiate Tennis Championships. The team was so strong that Group A singles winner Tracy Wei had to defeat teammate freshman Nazli Gencsoy in the finals round in the tournament that featured American, […]

District honors GW student for service

GW senior Shafkat Anwar was recently sworn in as a youth commissioner on the District of Columbia’s official Commission of National and Community Service. He is one of the two youth members who have a vote in the body. The commission promotes community service and volunteer participation to strengthen D.C. communities. It was relaunched this […]