October 13, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 21

Stories from the October 13, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Military integration is here to stay

In response to Brandon Wales’ Oct. 1 op-ed, “U.S. military should be trained to fight and win wars, not sexism,” (p. 5) we would like to present a viewpoint based on real experience in gender-integrated training aboard combat ships in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Wales presents a narrow, highly-generalized opinion regarding the utility of women […]

NATO and Kosovo – Staff editorial

The death and suffering in Kosovo continues. With winter approaching, tens of thousands of Kosovar refugees are living in shacks on moutainsides, afraid of Serbian retaliation if they return to their villages. Serbian troops continue to operate in Kosovo in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that demands their withdrawal and the cessation of […]

Death in Wyoming – Staff editorial

Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was lured from a popular local tavern Oct. 6, beaten with the butt of a .357 magnum handgun, strung up on a fence and left for dead. Shepard died early Monday morning after lying in a coma for five days. He was killed by two […]

Upcoming games

MS-men’s soccerWS-women’s soccerWVB-women’s volleyballCC-cross countryG-golfWP-water polo Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MS at St. Bonnie’s-3 p.m.WS vs. St. Bonnie’s-4 p.m.WVB vs. Va. Tech-7:30 p.m.CC at IC4A-ECAC Champ.-10 a.m.G at Stabler IntercollegiateWP at Claremont-McKenna Tourn.

Colonials shut out twice at home

The season for the GW men’s soccer team went from bad to worse this weekend. The Colonials were shut out in two matches at South Riding Field, losing to Massachusetts 1-0 on an own goal Friday before losing 2-0 to Rhode Island Sunday. The pair of home losses were the 11th and 12th straight matches […]

Colonial women split two games in Philly

PHILADELPHIA – The GW women’s volleyball team showed signs of tremendous ability during its weekend split of two games in Philadelphia but at other times showed a lack of focus and intensity. GW was dominated from start to finish against defending Atlantic 10 champion Temple Friday, but the Colonial women bounced back to defeat an […]

Letters to the Editor

Freedom of choice I found Katherine Wootton’s Oct. 8 letter to the editor disturbing (“Misguided attacks,” p. 4). It seems to sum up an attitude toward our government and the laws it makes for us that could become dangerous. Ms. Wootton was responding to another letter that suggested everyone on campus drinks by saying that […]

GW women earn first-ever win over UMass

In 14 matches against Massachusetts in its program’s history, the GW women’s soccer team had never beaten the Minutewomen. The Colonial women broke the losing steak Friday with their first-ever victory over UMass with a 1-0 win. GW (7-6, 5-0 Atlantic 10) also defeated Rhode Island on the road Sunday. The win over URI was […]

Turkey and its oppression of Islam

Growing up in the United States, we take for granted the basic rights our government allows its people. We grow up with the right to free thought, to choose our religion and to express our individual beliefs. When I decided to take up the scarf my sophomore year, I had many concerns. I worried about […]

Cherry honors father with debut album

When Eagle-Eye Cherry’s album Desireless (Work) goes into a CD player, it stays there for a while. On his debut album, Cherry fuses the sounds of jazz, blues, pop, folk and modern rock into a powerful, irresistible mixture. Son of legendary jazz musician Don Cherry and brother of pop/hip-hop singers Nenah and Titiyo, Eagle-Eye Cherry […]