April 27, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 40

Stories from the April 27, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Kudos, coda and some Billy Joel

All good things have to come to an end, don’t they? I have been dreading this column for ages. Something about jamming four years of nostalgic memories into this small space, which got smaller when we started to advertise for replacements. My first idea for this column was to thank everyone who helped me learn […]

Women’s crew places second to UMass at A-10s

Before it traveled to Collingswood, N.J. for the Atlantic 10 Championships, the GW women’s crew team hoped to surprise league-power and fifth-ranked Massachusetts and win the title, Coach Steve Peterson said. “(UMass) had a couple of rough meets going in, and we were hoping to surprise them. We were up against a giant and in […]

Israel: suffering for Muslims

While the creation of Israel has been a blessing for the Jewish people, it has created turmoil and bloodshed for the Muslim world. Israel has been built on the face of a false religious right, going back to a vague interpretation of the Old Testament. The Zionist movement started as a political, secular entity, not […]

GW Sports: By the numbers in 1997-’98

5,000: Number of miles the men’s basketball team traveled to play in the Maui Invitational. 123: Number of consecutive games played by Alexander Koul in his career. 103: Number of points Chemar Smith scored in her career at GW, and also a school record. 45: Number of goals Chemar Smith scored in her career at […]

Israel: a world success

Fifty years ago the impossible happened – the modern State of Israel was born and a new, unique and democratic voice joined the international community. Although April 30 – Israel’s Independence Day – will be a milestone in world history, the very existence of the Jewish State is cause for celebration. After the devastation of […]

GW baseball team clinches A-10 West

In the course of a season, some wins are more important than others. For the GW baseball team, two victories Saturday against Atlantic 10 rival Xavier at Barcroft Park were its most important wins of the season. The sweep of the doubleheader – behind complete games by junior Ari Zagaris and freshman Adam Belicic – […]

Needle exchange

Last week, President Clinton had the chance to take a stand on a controversial issue. Unfortunately he passed on that opportunity. Though Clinton admits research proves needle exchange programs curb the spread of HIV without increasing the use of illegal drugs, he will not allow federal funds to be used to support the contentious program. […]

Baginski, GW pitching staff are aces in Colonials’ deck

Junior Tom Baginski has blossomed into one of the aces of the GW baseball team’s pitching staff this season. Coming off a tough 21-33 season last year, the Colonials have improved greatly thanks to Baginski and the rest of the pitching staff, and are 32-14 overall and 13-2 in the Atlantic 10. After a decent […]

Africana studies

After years of being regulated to the sidelines, the Africana studies program finally is getting the University’s attention. The Columbian School this week hired James Miller as director of Africana studies. This appointment comes after grassroots efforts by the Black People’s Union and the Organization of African Students. The two groups jointly lobbied the Columbian […]

GW student breaks into film industry with short comedy

It must run in the family. His brother is in the graduate film program at the University of Southern California. His cousin is award-winning director Barry Levinson. Now Ben Rubin is proving some talented family blood circulates through his veins, too. Rubin has produced, directed and starred in his first film project, a 30-minute comedy, […]