October 26, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 23

Stories from the October 26, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Student conquers run

Two days after running the streets of D.C. for more than six hours, junior Layla El-Wafi donned her commemorative T-shirt from the 25th Annual Marine Corps Marathon with her hijab attire. The hijab concept is the Muslim tradition for modesty, which requires women to cover all body parts. El-Wafi ran the 26.2-mile race on Sunday […]

Cuban diva visits United States

Watching 70-year-old Cuban diva Omara Portuondo prance around on stage makes one wonder what they do in Cuba to maintain such vitality. Portuondo, a member of the Buena Vista Social Club who performed at the Warner Theater Saturday, attributes her continued success to something more important: love. What we are doing is so much full […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday – no games scheduled Friday – Men’s Soccer vs. Xavier 2 p.m.Women’s Soccer at Xavier 7 p.m. Volleyball at Rhode Island 7 p.m. Women’s Tennis at Xavier 2:30 p.m. Saturday – Volleyball at Massachusetts 7 p.m. Swimming and Diving vs. Duquesne 12 p.m. Cross Country at A-10 Championships TBAMen’s Tennis at Mary Washington Tournament […]

National Pan-Hellenic Council protests Greek Week

Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the umbrella organization for GW’s historically black fraternities and sororities, said they were left out of planning last week’s Greek Week activities. IFC President Jay Levin said the groups were left out of the planning accidentally because of a lack of communication and steps are being taken to ensure […]

Chan classic comes to American theatres

Antique martial arts movies have a cult following in the United States, but they are not as widely accepted as contemporary action flicks. With movies like Shanghai Noon and Rumble in the Bronx, Jackie Chan has broken down the barrier between these two genres, bringing old-school martial arts into mainstream American action films. Using Americanized […]

Three Wise Men: My Brother’s Place

Originally Published 10/26/00 Bar: My Brother’s PlaceLocation: 237 2nd Street NWCost: $10 all you can drink Saturdays Where are we going tonight? How about My Brother’s Place? Your brother lives in D.C.? No, it’s a bar. Your brother owns a bar? The Three Wisemen gathered up a small group of friends and decided to go […]

Black Greek-letter groups will host forum

GW’s historically black and Latin Greek-letter organizations will host their annual National Pan-Hellenic Council Forum Thursday at the Marvin Center to inform students about Greek-letter life. The forum will include a panel discussion about the history of GW’s four historically black and two Latin fraternities and sororities, followed by a question and answer session. The […]

ColdCut blends music, visuals

Gil Scott Heron said the revolution will not be televised. But a revolution is here, and the video screen is taking center stage. On Friday night, the famous British DJ trio ColdCut came to the 9:30 Club and, along with Baltimore natives Sonic Soul, gave D.C. a taste of what the future of electronic music […]

Student wins $50,000 on game show

Pat Sajak and Vanna White witnessed the brainpower of a GW student in action this last week when junior Matt Farber won $51,200 in cash and prizes The Wheel of Fortune. It’s really unbelievable, Farber said. He won $48,200 in cash and a $3,000 gift certificate to an online sporting goods store. I’m going to […]

Local bands visit Quad for free concert

Ten bands playing on the Quad. Six hours of free music. Beginning at noon on Saturday, the WRGW-sponsored Octoberfest 2000 will rock GW with bands such as Ebo, Phaser, River City Rebels, Squatweiler, CombinationLOCK and Cropduster. The local bands play to a different drum, ranging from Ebo and Cropduster’s modern alternative rock and pop to […]