October 29, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 27

Stories from the October 29, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Cancer patient gets help from GW sorority

The Sigma Kappa sorority will focus its fund-raising efforts this year on helping one of their sisters in her fight against cancer, said Ellen Blankenstein, vice president of alumnae relations for the GW chapter. Michelle Crosby, an alumna of Sigma Kappa sorority and a member of GW’s Sigma Kappa advisory board, underwent a bone marrow […]

Lifestyle of a runner: Running at GW is more than just races

The crack of the starting gun. Warriors battling for position. Furious nonstop digging and dashing on all surfaces and all fronts. Flushed faces, drained bodies, lifeless legs at the finish line. For GW’s cross country runners, the excitement of competing ends with this scene. They have no professional league, no highlights on ESPN, no national […]

SEAS cannot improve without input

Mr. Amrany’s comments in the Oct. 22 issue of The GW Hatchet on the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s problems raise a number of important questions related to teaching – how it’s done, how it’s perceived and how it’s evaluated (“SEAS’s problems go beyond money,” p. 4). My department does not retain, nominate for […]

Upcoming games

CC-cross countryMS-men’s soccer WS-women’s soccer WVB-women’s volleyball WP-water polo WT-women’s tennis Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: MS vs. St. Joe’s-3 p.m. WS at St. Joe’s-7 p.m. Saturday: WVB vs. St. Bonaventure-3 p.m. CC at A-10 Champ.-10 a.m. WP at Southern Champ.* WT at Rolex Champ. Sunday: MS vs. Temple-2 p.m. WS at Temple-1 p.m. WP […]

Creatine isn’t necessarily a bad thing

I would like to point out a few discrepancies in the Oct. 19 front-page article, “Creatine fad muscles its way onto campus.” The side effects from creatine use are not a reason for considering the supplement “bad” or a hazard to athletes. If someone eats a certain kind of food that does not agree with […]

GW wins seven of eight on West Coast swing

The GW water polo team’s weeklong West Coast trip got off to a rocky start when head coach Van Hoffman discovered his team had not been scheduled to play in its first event, the Claremont-McKenna Tournament. But after the auspicious start, the Colonials (17-8) rolled over their competition, winning seven of eight matches. “I was […]

Hungry Hungry Hippos bring an appetite for ultimate frisbee to GW

No shirt, no shoes – that’s fine, but how about a dress? Welcome to the counterculture known as ultimate frisbee. With music in the background and people wearing anything from women’s clothing to traditional athletic gear, this game relies as much on its social traditions – or lack thereof – as on the sport itself. […]

Late games

Women’s volleyball: GW defeated Fordham, 5-15, 15-8, 15-11 and 15-3 Wednesday in the Bronx, N.Y. The Colonial women managed a .239 hitting percentage to Fordham’s .160 hitting percentage. GW (14-8, 8-5 A-10) was led by Tai Bethune, who led all players with 18 kills, while Renee Arnold who tallied 10 kills. Women’s soccer: GW lost […]

Students complain they were shut out of Dalai Lama speech

Some students said they were upset they were shut out of next month’s lecture by the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, after they waited in line for tickets Monday. The Dalai Lama will speak as part of GW’s “Democratic Invention” lecture series at Lisner Auditorium Nov. 10. The event is co-sponsored by […]

Season was one of destiny for Yankees, Major League Baseball

Sorry, Padre fans and Yankee-haters. If you were trying desperately to put the World Series results behind you, you’re out of luck. Baseball and its amazing champions certainly deserve one last hurrah, especially if there’s no NBA and no Chicago Bulls preparing to take away the spotlight. Most people knew in their hearts what the […]