April 16, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 37

Stories from the April 16, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Baseball in 1998 should be a great season for fans

I am really excited about the 1998 Major League Baseball season. Okay, I am always pretty excited when the baseball season gets started. And I’ll probably be unexcited about 100 games into the season. And I’ll probably be excited again when the playoffs roll around. But right now, I am really ecstatic about baseball and […]

GW baseball team routs UMBC

The GW baseball team overwhelmed the University of Maryland-Baltimore County 11-3 Wednesday at Barcroft Park for its fifth-consecutive win. The Colonials decimated UMBC pitching with 19 hits in improving to 25-12 on the season. Senior Cassedy Smith delivered the big hit in the fourth inning as he knocked a grand slam over the centerfield fence […]

Trachtenberg assesses state of the University

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will mark his 10th anniversary at the University Aug. 1. In a three-part series, The GW Hatchet will explore where the University has gone in the 10 years of his administration, where it is now and where it is headed, through the eyes of GW’s president. The dynamic decade of […]

Young GW golf team struggles at A-10 tourney

If the Atlantic 10 Men’s Golf Championship at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa. had been the last competition for the GW golf team, it would have been a very bad way to end the season. The Colonial golfers finished in ninth place (976) at the three-day, 54-hole conference tournament, held April 12-14, in one […]

Mugger accosts student at gunpoint

A GW sophomore was robbed at gunpoint Sunday at around 2 a.m. in front of the Columbia Plaza C building on Virginia Avenue. The University Police Department has not made an arrest and has posted crime alerts on campus to warn the GW community of the robbery. A gunman demanded Ari Senders’ wallet as he […]

Major League blends slapstick and dialogue

Sure the latest sequel pales in comparison to the original Major League. Sure even Charlie Sheen dodged signing on to this sequel. Sure the jokes are about as low brow as those in an Ernest movie. But keeping things in perspective, and taking the film at face value, Major League: Back to the Minors succeeds. […]

Playing with the Big Boys

The venue was perfect. Planet Hollywood: a giant playground celebrating the grandness of cinema where adults and kids alike can escape the toil of reality. Just the right place for actors Scott Bakula, Ted McGinley and Eric Bruskotter and director John Warner to fool around while entertaining questions from a bunch of college students about […]

Cronkite urges truth over profit

Walter Cronkite has witnessed some of the greatest moments of the 20th century during his 82 years as a newsman, and has stamped these events with the imprint of his voice. Cronkite addressed a packed house at the National Press Club Monday in the final installment of the four-part Kalb Report on ethics in journalism. […]