April 27, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 40

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

GW celebrates Israel’s 50th anniversary

Three GW student groups are hosting events to provoke thought and understanding of Israeli history and issues facing the country during Israel’s 50th anniversary celebration this month. The 50th anniversary committee was formed as a non-partisan coalition of the Student Alliance for Israel, the GW Friends of Israel and the Jewish Student Leadership Coalition. The […]

From California dreamin’ to D.C. reality

I always know when it is spring time in Foggy Bottom. It’s not just the beautiful cherry blossoms or the blue sky, but the countless STAR tour groups that circle the campus like clock work. You can’t miss them. In fact you can’t get around them. I always seem to be coming out of The […]

Eight people awarded for serving GW

The 1998 GW Award, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on members of the GW community, will be awarded to a diverse group of eight students, faculty members and administrators at Commencement May 17. “I have never really thought of anything I’ve done at GW to be extraordinary,” said James Duncan, a senior majoring […]

Upcoming Games

Bbaseball Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: B at Towson State3 p.m. Wednesday: B at Maryland7 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled

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 – […]