October 23, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 22

Stories from the October 23, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Phone problems annoy residents

Students living in Aston Hall say they are annoyed by charges to their phone bills for local and long distance phone calls. Our phone, for whatever reason, charges us for calls to the places like the Columbian School (office) and the (GW) Bookstore, said Brian Chase, a junior who lives in the Aston. (We were […]

Solve nation’s ills with suds, smiles

OK, OK, everybody got their little wish of having a Subway Series. So now that I can stop watching baseball, I can focus on the second most important thing going in our country now: the presidential election. I have been around politics my whole life, and politics have mediocre credibility in my mind. But the […]

Staff editorial: Disconnected

For a University that prides itself on its cutting-edge technology and innovative residence hall system, GW’s inadequate phone system is unacceptable. Aston Hall is still not included in the campus phone network that allows five-digit dialing to other campus phones free of charge, separate bills for local and long distance calls and free incoming calls […]

Staff editorial: Honors exile at MVC

The Board of Trustees responded to students’ concerns and officially approved plans to make the Mount Vernon Campus co-educational. The method by which the University plans to do this, however, is flawed. Administrators plan to make MVC an honors campus with the goal of housing 300 honors students there by 2003. Next year, 100 freshmen […]

A ‘masterpiece of suck’

I’m writing to praise everyone involved with Midnight Madness. I came expecting to see the usual Midnight Madness: Silly contests and giveaways combined with an emcee who no one can hear (which is a good thing, since hearing them is usually worse than not hearing them). Instead, this year we were treated to a spectacle […]

Peace begins in our hearts, minds

People often fail in their responsibilities to do good and to avoid hurting others. We get so caught up in our own agendas, both personal and political, that we lose sight of what is important. In the Middle East, it seems we have lost sight of peace and why it is important as well. Peace […]

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 […]