December 4, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 32

Stories from the December 4, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: AIDS must not be ignored

World AIDS Day passed with minimal fanfare at GW and around D.C. Friday, overshadowed by the election fight at the U.S. Supreme Court – a poor testament to the importance of a catastrophic disease worldwide. There are about 16,000 new cases of HIV every day – a figure almost equal to GW’s total enrollment – […]

GW ball plans stall for election results

GW has booked the Smith Center as the temporary venue for the Inaugural Ball Jan. 20, event planners said. A permanent location will be found after legal challenges end and the Electoral College declares a president elect in the coming weeks. Officials booked the band Odyssey, a local cover band, set ticket prices at $45 […]

GW suffers financial problems early in its inception

GW, one of the leading landowners in the District, is in good financial standing now, but that has not always been the case. More than once in its 179-year history GW found itself in significant financial trouble, saved once by Congress. Struggling to become solvent and determine its educational mission, the Columbian College – GW’s […]

Power Rankings

1. Minnesota Vikings – They’re the real deal now. Robert Smith is a candidate for MVP honors and Cris Carter just keeps on catching touchdowns. Next week’s match-up with St. Louis might not be as close as once anticipated. The East is going through the Metrodome. 2. Miami Dolphins – What a year for the […]

Election eclipses AIDS Day rallies

Rallies at the Supreme Court and cold weather put a damper on GW’s participation in Friday’s World AIDS Day 2000 event. Featured speakers, including D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, failed to show and student attendance was noticeably low at two events promoted throughout campus. We put ads in The GW Hatchet and we put fliers […]

The GW Hatchet’s top-10 picks for the best CDs of 2000

Let’s face it, the year 2000, the start of the new century and the new millennium, has not been an auspicious one for music. Disposable, throwaway pop music, bland and formulaic alternative (no term has changed meaning so much since when it was first used on groups like REM and Nirvana), and dumbed-down, bombastic rap-metal […]

D.C. Diary: Braving the Black Friday shopping

Black FridayThe mallBoston1:25 p.m. The retail world is abuzz. Frantic Macys’s window designers are having mental breakdowns trying to get their winter wonderlands to posses just the right degree of fluff. Babies being pushed through Bloomingdale’s in strollers are bursting into tears frightened by the glass-eye glares from hundreds of mechanical Santa’s. There is enough […]

CRs lay wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldiers

About 20 GW College Republicans laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery Sunday to honor fallen U.S. solders. This is the fourth year the CRs have participated in the event. CR Executive Chair Bill Edridge said every year the group tries to take part in the ceremony sometime […]

Marilyn Manson’s new release is too familiar to be shocking

Marilyn Manson has sought to push the barriers of free speech and good taste throughout the band’s short career. Each of Manson’s albums has surfaced amidst great controversy – a main reason for the band’s success, which includes a large worldwide following. With the new record Holy Wood (nothing), Manson seeks to recreate the success […]