October 19, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 24

Stories from the October 19, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the editor

User error As I happened across the article “Outdated computers bewilder students” in the Oct. 13 issue of The GW Hatchet (p. 1), my interest was piqued. I wondered what computer could be so outdated that it managed to bewilder anyone? It’s not like we have a functional clone of ENIAC still running punch card […]

New legislation will not stop violence

The GW Hatchet’s Oct. 13 editorial regarding the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University at Wyoming, struck me with a mixture of both gratitude and dismay (“Death in Wyoming,” p. 4). The Hatchet took the path most newspapers are taking – the 20/20 hindsight, pro-tougher legislation stance. How weak. I imagine […]

Hate crime laws will do nothing to stop hate

Matthew Shepard was a soft-spoken, 21-year-old freshman at the University of Wyoming who aspired to a career in diplomacy and human rights. After being lured outside a popular bar in the 27,000-person town of Laramie, Wyo., he was beaten with the butt of a .357 Magnum. He suffered a dozen cuts around the head, face […]

Assault on Wyoming student shows need for hate crime laws

(U-WIRE) FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The death of Matthew Shepard has given us an unfortunate perspective on how backward our society still is. That this sort of crime was even committed is the most depressing fact of all. Matthew was 5-2 and weighed 105 pounds. He was savagely attacked by two men easily twice his […]

Upcoming games

WP-water polo Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: WP at Loyola Marymount-4 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled

Colonials stop 14-game slide with victory over Duquesne

GW defeated Duquesne 1-0 in double overtime for its first Atlantic 10 victory and first win in 14 matches Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Colonials (2-12-2, 1-3-2 A-10) fell to St. Bonaventure 2-0 in Olean, N.Y., Friday. The Colonials’ next match is against A-10 foe Dayton at 3 p.m. Friday at South Riding Field. GW then […]

GW men’s soccer team walk-ons tied together by love of the sport

Walk-ons are a different breed of athlete. For the GW men’s soccer team’s walk-ons, a love of the game ties them together. Goalkeeper Andreas Kolazas says soccer is an integral part of who he is. “I’ve been playing my whole life,” Kolazas said. “Why would I want to stop now?” For Zak Adams, a fullback […]

GW posts two big A-10 wins

The GW volleyball team provided a perfect opening to Friday’s Midnight Madness as it upset Virginia Tech in dominating fashion at the Smith Center. GW beat the Lady Hokies right before the festivities began to open the season for GW’s basketball teams. The Colonial women (12-7, 6-4 Atlantic 10) also defeated a younger Duquesne team […]

Colonial women’s winning streak ends at eight

A month ago on Sept. 18, the GW women’s soccer team fell to James Madison University for its sixth-straight loss to open the season. GW didn’t lose again until exactly one month later, falling to Duquesne Sunday. In between, the Colonial women won a school-record eight consecutive games, including six straight in the Atlantic 10. […]

Generic’s production explores relationships

Love, sex, commitment, rejection, pain and possession. Anyone who has dated has confronted these issues. “The Art of Dating,” presented by the Generic Theatre Company this week in Downstage Lisner Auditorium, uses humor and powerful drama to address ideas that are central to all relationships. A combination of scenes and monologues effectively explores a wide […]