December 4, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 11

Stories from the December 4, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SA will lead the fight for GW students’ tuition concerns

Conventional wisdom says that on the tuition issue, everyone loses. The students never get what they want (more value for their tuition dollar), while administrators appears to be greedy businessmen bent on squeezing every dollar out of students. The facts support this: Tuition has increased 28 percent during the last six years, and the mysterious […]

GWU falls to AU, splits in California

After falling to North Carolina State University and the University of California-Santa Barbara, the Colonial women (2-3) had lost two consecutive games for the first time in almost a year. The last time GW suffered back-to-back defeats was in early December of last season, when GW dropped games on the road to George Mason University […]

In GW we trust?

Tuition. A word hated by all GW students and their parents. Ben Franklin used to say that in life, only two things were certain – death and taxes. College students can add another to the list: yearly increases in college costs above inflation levels. Tomorrow, University officials will devote a couple of hours of their […]

Water polo hopes to improve on success

The GW men’s water polo team concluded its successful season Nov. 16 at the ECAC Championships. The team made it to the finals, defeating Villanova (15-9), Massachusetts (9-8 in overtime) and Bucknell (l6-7). After the victory against Bucknell in the semifinals, the Colonials faced UMass again in the championship round, where they lost 9-6. “Basically […]

Cold second half dooms GW in Texas

Senior Cory Carr scored 25 points as Texas Tech University pulled away in the second half for an 80-57 rout of the GW men’s basketball team in Lubbock, Texas Wednesday. GW (5-2) shot a miserable 27 percent from the field in the second half. The Colonials made only nine of 34 shots and were outscored […]

Winter Break Schedule

Men’s basketball winter schedule* at Franklin National Bank Classic (MCI Center)** at U.S. Airways Holiday Classic (Patriot Center) DecemberMon 8 vs. Kansas or Maryland TBD (HTS)*Sat 13 at Old Dominion 4:00 p.m.Sat 20 vs. UNC-Charlotte 2:00 p.m.Sat 27 vs. Army 6:30 p.m.**Sun 28 vs. Northeastern/GMU TBD** JanuarySun 4 vs. La Salle 5:00 p.m.Wed 7 vs. […]

GW shut down by Kentucky, places 5th in Maui Tourney

LAHAINA, HAWAII-The GW men’s basketball team traveled 5,000 miles last week to find out just how well it could compete against the best teams in the country. The results proved inconclusive. The Colonials won two of three games at the Maui Invitational Nov. 24-26, but finished fifth out of eight teams and did not play […]


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your Thanksgiving wasn’t relaxing because your family annoyed you too much. The next couple of weeks aren’t going to be a vacation, either, because of all of the work you have to do. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 21) Stop bitching about all of the papers you have to write. Not only does […]

Women’s soccer falls short of goals

Going into a season, every team sets goals for itself. The 1997 GW women’s soccer team’s main goal was to make a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, a goal it fell just short of achieving. “We obviously weren’t pleased with the season because we didn’t reach our goals, and one of our goals […]

Rainmaker mixes humor with drama

Unlike other John Grisham novels-turned-feature-films, The Rainmaker (Paramount Pictures) is not just another gavel-banging courtroom drama. Instead, the movie is fun and entertaining as it manages to find humor in the serious world of law. Matt Damon (Courage Under Fire) plays Rudy Baylor, a wet-behind-the-ears lawyer who has yet to try his first case. Practicing […]