November 20, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 9

Stories from the November 20, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Sports Briefs

Swimming and diving beats La Salle Both the GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams beat La Salle at the Smith Center Saturday. The women’s team won impressively by placing first in all but three events, outscoring the Explorers 156-84. GW started out well and never slowed down, sweeping the 400-yard medley relay to […]

SJT’s altruism helps 48 kids, but what about us?

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s offer of roughly $7.2 million in free tuition to 48 local junior high school students was truly an eloquent gesture to expand educational opportunity in a city plagued by the failure of education. There is no doubt that the District’s school system is in turmoil, that the victims of this […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: WVB vs. Xavier7:30 p.m. Saturday: WBB vs. N.C. State2 p.m.WVB vs. Dayton5 p.m. Sunday: no games scheduled WBBwomen’s basketballWVBwomen’s volleyball

New Smith Center mascot rules

Commencement at the MCI Center instead of the Ellipse is as good an idea as Coca Cola changing its formula. That’s all I have to say about that. Now, for something completely different… If there’s one thing in life that I really have trouble dealing with, it’s team mascots. I learned this piece of wisdom […]

Commencement leadership

Tuesday night saw one of the largest gatherings of students brought together by a single issue in recent memory. Can it possibly be that the apathy usually associated with students at GW is no longer prevalent? People rarely involved in campus issues have found themselves establishing grassroots efforts to keep Commencement on the Ellipse. The […]

The new Barbie

Barbie is going to start looking more like a real woman. Instead of having a body that, if on a living person, could not possibly contain her internal organs, little girls now will be able to play with a toy that actually resembles women. It’s about time. Many little girls own a wide variety of […]

Colonials earn win over AU, prepare for Maui

GW pounded the ball inside early and continued to get points in the paint to dispatch American University 74-47 Wednesday night at the Smith Center. The Colonials (3-0) took control early, running off nine straight points to open the game. Twice during the run Alexander Koul got the ball under the basket in good position […]

GW opens season by beating Hoyas

Tajama Abraham, Colleen McCrea and Lisa Cermignano were not on the court for the Colonial women Tuesday, but Noelia Gomez and Elisa Aguilar were, and they led the GW women’s basketball to team to a 83-62 season-opening win at Georgetown. Aguilar, a sophmore guard, led all scorers with 19 points. Gomez chipped in 17 points […]


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Anastasia proves fairy tales not only for kids

In the mood to hear a good fairy tale? Or does a trip to Paris sound better? Anastasia provides the means to travel both to a fantasy Paris and to the blissful days of youth. Anastasia (Fox Family Films) is the new feature-length animated film from Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of An American […]