October 16, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 20

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

Staff editorial: Midnight sadness

Basketball season is upon GW once again. And to highlight the only sport at the University that could be considered high profile, the Student Activities Center and Athletic Department staged their annual Midnight Madness spectacle. Despite good intentions and obvious effort, organizers missed the basket with this air ball. Midnight Madness, which marks the official […]

Family Weekend draws parents

More than 2,000 GW parents and family members descended on GW’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses Friday to visit their relatives, show some GW spirit and tour the city. Family Weekend offered a wide variety of Family Weekend events that featured political speakers, jazz performers, intimate social gatherings, department open houses and a Saturday […]

Letters to the editor

Intelligent indulgence National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week is October 15-21. Through a great deal of media focus as a result of numerous college student tragedies due to alcohol abuse, the subject of alcohol use among college students has taken center stage in the press and on the agendas of college presidents. In the most recent […]

Violence abroad hits home

GW administrators said they are checking in with GW students overseas and closely monitoring State Department advisories for Americans abroad, after violence erupted in the Middle East last week. Seventeen sailors and officers were killed in a bombing of the American destroyer U.S.S. Cole while the ship was refueling in Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12, […]

Jews, Palestinians must make peace

On Thursday, October 12, concerned students from both Jewish and Arab descent organized a candlelight vigil on Kogan Plaza to honor the victims of violence in the Middle East. After both Hebrew and Islamic pleas for peace were uttered, candles were lit and names of both Arab and Israeli victims were read. Members of both […]

GW emphasizes responsible drinking

The University began a week-long series of events Saturday to encourage students to drink responsibly. A jazz reception with dessert and coffee began GW’s lineup for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, which promotes programs offered through the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education. Our goal is if you choose to drink, we want you […]

Understanding our electronic age

As our world goes about changing itself at a phenomenal pace into a different kind of place, a school like GW faces all kinds of problems as it strives for self-definition. Should it resist the pull of the internet by making its campus ever more attractive, ever more laden with interest and entertainment? Or would […]

Recent assaults contradict trend

It was just after Ally McBeal ended Nov. 16, 1998 when junior Jena Valdetero’s life changed forever. Walking to the Eastern Market Metro station from a house-sitting job in Southeast D.C., Valdetero and a friend saw two men walking toward them. She and her friend started to cross the street and one of the men […]

Upcoming games

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Staff editorial: Professing peace

People are dying in the streets of Gaza and the West Bank, and the ripples from those events wash up on the shores of GW. For students with family besieged by the conflict, the violence in the Middle East strikes close to home. Everyone must be cognizant of that fact and work to ease the […]