October 16, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 20

Stories from the October 16, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Madness conquers GW

A full-capacity Smith Center crowd watched a high-octane, explosive evening of music, entertainment and fireworks Friday night to begin the 2000-2001 GW basketball season. Midnight Madness is a nationwide tradition, in which universities host a pep rally the night before their basketball teams begin formal practice. Some students were turned away at the doors this […]

GW students suffer from sleep deprivation

Although college students do not necessarily long for the good old kindergarten days of cutting out pictures from magazines and depending on someone to tie their shoes, most college students agree that one part of kindergarten should be made mandatory at college: nap time. A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation shows people 18 […]

Student vigil honors Middle East victims

Tensions between Jews and Arabs appeared to subside for a few minutes Thursday evening when about 200 students from all faiths gathered and prayed together in Kogan Plaza. Students organized a candlelight vigil to remember the people who have died in the most recent round of Palestinian-Israeli violence in the Middle East. Students and mourners […]

Showing off semi-permanent culture

Oct. 11, 2000Rome 2049 p.m. I have never been into the tattoo thing. A lot of people I know have them, but I just do not see the attraction. The idea that the design or mark I put on my body would be permanent is my biggest reservation about tattoos. I doubt that 40 years […]

News briefs

Student may face charges A GW junior who was acting violently and had to be tackled by two University Police Department officers at the corner of 22nd and G streets Friday night may face charges from the University, said Delores Stafford, director of UPD. The student tested positive for the drugs LSD, ecstasy, alcohol and […]

Women’s rally urges reform

Signs proclaiming I’ll be Post-Feminist in Post-Patriarchy and Equal Rights are Human Rights dotted the Ellipse as GW students joined thousands of demonstrators in the World March of Women 2000 Sunday. About 40 GW students met the group gathered on the Ellipse to begin the march. They walked on 18th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and […]

Bronx bomber bashes Sox

I wish I could be the bigger man about this whole Red Sox thing. But readers, it is not that easy. The same spirit that gave New Englanders the nerve to dump tea into Boston Harbor, the same gumption that made our northern friends put up their dukes at Lexington and Concord has given way […]

The Ladies Man adds to the list of SNL movie flops

A Night at the Roxbury. It’s Pat. Stuart Saves His Family. Superstar . Do any of these movies ring a bell? They were all misguided attempts at bringing Saturday Night Live sketches and characters to life. With few exceptions, such as Blues Brothers and Wayne’s World, these films are almost always doomed from the start. […]