November 6, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 5

Stories from the November 6, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Akens steps into leadership role for young GW volleyball team

“I am the master,” boasts Crystal Akens, a 5-9 junior outside hitter for the GW women’s volleyball team. It is a fitting title for this GW star whose consistent good play and versatility has made her an integral part of the team. Whether it is making a game-winning kill, diving for a ball or serving […]

Golf team bests area rivals at James Madison event

The battle of D.C.’s golf schools unexpectedly was won by the Colonials at last weekend’s James Madison Invitational in Staunton, Va. GW’s score of 614, 46 strokes over par, was good enough for 11th place in the 25-team tournament. The Colonials posted a better score than D.C. rivals Georgetown (618), George Mason (618), and American […]

Swimming teams defeat Duquesne

Both the GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams came away with convincing wins at Duquesne Saturday. The women’s team placed first in every event in a 156-78 blowout. The Colonial women swept the first three positions in the 200-yard individual medley. Dena Hoffman (2:11.73) placed first for GW, with teammates Kristen Janeczek (2:15.99) […]

Matchbox 20 surprised by sudden popularity

“We’re just five rednecks,” Matchbox 20’s lead guitarist Kyle Cook said in a phone interview Oct. 24. Five rednecks with a hit first album and a single that has topped the charts nationwide. Matchbox 20’s debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You (Atlantic), has been on Billboard Magazine’s Top 15 list for more than 32 […]

Sports Briefs

Smith and Papalia earn A-10 honors GW senior forward Chemar Smith was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the second time this season for her play in last week’s matches. Smith scored three goals and assisted on a fourth in two victories over Temple and St. Joseph’s. Smith also became the school’s all-time […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: WS vs. Xavier-8 p.m.*WVB at Duquesne7 p.m. Saturday: SD at Virginia Tech11 a.m.WVB at St. Bonaventure-4 p.m.WP at CWPA Eastern Championships** Sunday: WS vs. UMass or Dayton*WP at CWPA Eastern Championships** * at A-10 Tournament** at NavySDswimming & divingWPwater poloWS-women’s soccerWVBwomen’s volleyball

Jerry Lake

Professor Jerry Lake once disassembled a log cabin in Pennsylvania to remove a five-foot-tall coal-fired furnace. He brought it back to Virginia, where it now heats his house. The one he built himself. A few years ago, Lake drove all the way to Minnesota to buy an enlarger that uses 8×10 photographic negatives. “It barely […]

Canada to hit Bayou with Moxy Fr?vous

In the almost eight years Moxy Fr?vous has been together, it has taught listeners a wide range of things – an accordion can make a good love song great, Dr. Seuss is a great inspiration for a live act and government agendas are not all good. Yes, this band of four Canadians slated to play […]

Miramax strikes hearts with Welcome to Sarajevo

Goodbye Sarajevo. Goodbye to all that you once were, to the culturally rich and thriving city that was the focal point of the world during the Summer Olympics of 1980, to the torn and ravaged city now besotted with despair and hostility. Michael Winterbottom’s Welcome to Sarajevo (Miramax) disconnects itself from the political entanglements and […]

Play promises one wild ride

Fasten your seat belts, folks. “Lend Me A Tenor” is going to be one wild ride. From Nov. 6-9, GW’s Theater and Dance Department presents its second main stage production at the Marvin Center Theater. Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me A Tenor” promises to be an unforgettable evening of fun and excitement. The famed Italian opera […]