April 16, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 37

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

Noisy finals

This finals time, your residence hall room may not provide much of a study haven. Bringing GW into the technology age will require workmen to drill, hammer and pound at the same time students will be studying, writing and praying. But the good news is that plans to rewire students’ rooms during finals have been […]

Death and reciprocity

Virginia executed Angel Francisco Breard, a Paraguayan national convicted of murdering an Arlington woman in 1992, late Tuesday night. The execution received international attention because the United States failed to honor the Vienna Convention requirement that a nation alert the embassy of a foreigner arrested on its soil. The embassy then may contact the defendant […]

Upcoming Games

Upcoming games BbaseballMRmen’s rugbyMTmen’s tennisWT-women’s tennis(DH)doubleheader*at Va. Tech**women, Collingswood, NJ***on the Mall Thursday: B at Howard7 p.m. Friday: MT at A-10 Champ.*WT at A-10 Champ.*G at Temple Invit. Saturday: B at La Salle12 p.m.(DH)MT at A-10 Champ.*WT at A-10 Champ.*Golf at Temple Invit.Crew at A-10 Champ.* Sunday: B at La Salle12 p.m.MT at A-10 Champ.*WT […]

Tennis teams prepare for A-10s

After completing inconsistent regular seasons this week, the GW men’s and women’s tennis teams are preparing for the Atlantic 10 Championships, which begins Friday at Virginia Tech. The men’s team ended its regular season with a 6-1 loss at American University Saturday. The Colonials last scheduled match against Old Dominion University Tuesday was canceled. The […]

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. […]