November 17, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 8

Stories from the November 17, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Come to Funger Tuesday and be heard

Everyone’s heard the phrase, “Put your money where your mouth is.” Well, when it comes to the issue of Commencement, I encourage students to “put your mouth where your money is.” As you probably know, the University is considering changing the tradition of holding graduation on the Ellipse. This proposal is anything but final, and […]


A new creation attempts to rouse fans at the Smith Center. It was given life earlier this semester by the GW behemoth known as Student and Academic Support Services. The creature runs around during basketball games, sometimes adorned in yellow paint, other times with blue paint. It sports a variety of different things as headgear […]

Rogers’ MVP performance leads Colonials to victories

Shawnta Rogers, GW’s smallest player, came up big for the Colonials for the second year in a row at the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic. Once again the Colonials’ MVP was named the Red Auerbach Classic MVP after scoring a combined 33 points in GW’s contests against Howard and Delaware. The diminutive point guard had 10 […]

Colonial women escape with exhibition victory

GW got to practice holding a lead in the final seconds of a close game Wednesday night when Rossiyanka nearly beat the Colonial women in their final exhibition game of the season. Playing without star forward Noelia Gomez, GW escaped with a 68-67 victory, nearly losing to a traveling team that has beaten a number […]

GW still in the A-10 hunt, beats UMass and loses to URI

With the season coming to a close and the conference championships just around the corner, the GW women’s volleyball team is taking every victory it can get. This weekend the Colonial women (19-12, 9-9 Atlantic 10) earned a five-game win over Massachusetts Sunday, but lost to Rhode Island Saturday. “What we had hoped this weekend […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: WBB at Georgetown-8 p.m. Wednesday: MBB vs. American-7:30 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled MBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketball

Matchbox 20 and Lili Haydn play to an enthusiastic crowd

The line to get in curved around the block Sunday night at the 9:30 Club. Hordes of fans, a mixed crowd of suburban high schoolers, college students and 20-somethings, waited for Matchbox 20 to perform. Lili Haydn, a musician formerly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, opened for Matchbox 20. She recently expanded her horizons […]

Muddy Waters Tribute brings back memories

Music and ambiance collided to create a 1940s, deep South, juke-joint aura as The Muddy Waters Tribute Band played at Wolf Trap Nov. 13. The venue, the Wolf Trap’s “Barn”, is a gutted, rustic barn equipped with a simple stage. The stripped-down electric blues of Waters’ former bandmates seemed at home here. Drawling out lyrics […]

Kalb Report uncovers deceptive journalism

Six panelists discussed truth in reporting during the Kalb Report’s series on the ethics of journalism at the National Press Club Friday. The panelists and host Marvin Kalb discussed journalists taking deceitful measures to get a story. “Is journalism always expected to tell the truth when getting a story?” asked Kalb, former chief diplomatic correspondent […]

Letters to the Editor

Freedom of speech I am writing in reference to the letter to the editor “Know what you’re saying” (The GW Hatchet, Nov. 13, p.4 ) in which the writer castigates GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz for his use of the term “rule of thumb.” The writer seems to feel that Katz somehow has […]