Joel Goldberg

Few familiar faces among young women’s team

Basketball Preview Issue At first glance, things didn’t seem to be so different during the women’s basketball team’s recent exhibition game. The ball was brought up the court by an energetic, ponytailed point guard wearing the number five jersey, just as it had been done the past four years. But Kim Beck, one of the […]

Relaxed attitude defines rowing team

As the GW men’s rowing team finished practice Tuesday, a group of young rowers pushed past them, rattling racks of boats as they scurried into Thompson Boathouse. GW’s men shot each other quiet grins and calmly continued to stow their skinny shell. In a sport that is often associated with military-grade workouts and that usually […]

Weekly Checkup: Stressing out

Stressed college students are like ducks in a pond, drifting along the water as they thrash beneath the surface. At least that’s how Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky puts it. Sapolsky, whose new PBS special “Killer Stress” premiered last Tuesday at the National Geographic Society, has spent much of his life studying the biological effects […]

Clutch Stadler needs help

Andy Stadler drips with confidence, not sweat. Figuratively speaking, anyway. At first glance, the striker and top goal scorer for the GW men’s soccer team appears to be a typical Midwesterner: laid-back and soft-spoken. But on the field, Stadler transforms into a dominant player whose fiery determination is exceeded only by his ultra-cool demeanor late […]