March 12, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 29

Stories from the March 12, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW men to face shorter OSU team in Lexington

The GW men’s basketball team will make its first NCAA Tournament appearance in two years Friday at 7:40 p.m. in Lexington, Ky. against Oklahoma State University. GW was seeded ninth in the South Region by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee Sunday. Ninth is the highest GW ever has been seeded in the NCAA Tournament. However, […]

Cowboys shoot down GW in NCAA Tournament

LEXINGTON, KY – Alexander Koul’s face was somber as he made his way to the bench for the final time. The senior looked at the scoreboard. Five minutes remained in the GW men’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament first-round game with Oklahoma State University Friday in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. and the Colonials trailed by […]

GW women set to face Georgia in Connecticut

If the GW women’s basketball team had squared off with the University of Georgia in the NCAA Tournament a year or two ago, the game probably would not have taken place in the first round. This year, though, GW, the 10th seed in the East, and Georgia, the seventh seed, will play Friday at 8:30 […]

Discovery Channel opens store in D.C.

The Discovery Channel opened its flagship store, Discovery Channel Store: Destination, D.C., Saturday in the MCI Center, offering a mix of science class and tourist stop. The store brings Discovery Communications, Inc. to life – including aspects from each of its cable stations: Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Animal Plant and Travel Channel. The store’s […]

GW’s Outstanding Woman of the Year defines her passion for change

Exactly what makes an individual outstanding? Pamela Montana Eclar embodies the term in a way difficult for others to match. Named GW’s Outstanding Woman of the Year at Program Board’s Feb. 28 charity auction, Eclar was honored for her work breaking gender and racial barriers. “I was extremely flattered because so many qualified female leaders […]

Big Lebowski ranks mediocre among Coen brother movies

A Coen brothers’ film is more than a tag line – it’s a guarantee. A guarantee to all fans they will see something weird, interesting and very stylish. Sometimes it works, as in Raising Arizona and Fargo. And sometimes it doesn’t, as in Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy. The Big Lebowski rests on middle […]

GW baseball tops Towson, Coppin St.

The GW baseball team’s offense came alive in two wins this week. The Colonials scored 20 runs and had 26 hits in victories over Towson State University Tuesday and Coppin State University Wednesday at Barcroft Park. GW has won four of its last five games and improved its record to 6-8 on the season. The […]

Loose ends dangle in U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals (Warner Brothers) is an action-packed thrill ride. It is filled with exciting chases, spectacular effects and a plot that twists and turns. The problem is, most people already saw the same movie five years ago in The Fugitive. Tommy Lee Jones (Volcano) returns to his Academy Award-winning role as U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam […]

Potter named first female SA president

“Tell Mom we won!” Carrie Potter, GW’s first female Student Association president, could not hold back tears as she spoke to her sister in Nebraska, minutes after hearing the runoff election results in J Street Wednesday night. “I’m just so happy with everything that has happened,” Potter said. “We did it our way and we […]

Film celebrates older talent

Twilight (Paramount Pictures) is more than just a movie. It is a celebration of an older generation of Hollywood. Paul Newman couldn’t make another Cool Hand Luke or The Hustler, but he fits well in Twilight. Twilight is a mystery in which Harry Ross (Newman) finds himself investigating his friends, a married couple, Jack (Gene […]