November 9, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 30

Stories from the November 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Women’s Atlantic 10 Preview

The Atlantic 10 may be at the strongest point in its history in women’s basketball. A record five teams from the conference made the postseason last year, including three teams that made it to the NCAA Tournament. In the past, GW has been the backbone of the league, but this season, a strong supporting cast […]

GW falls to URI, beats UMass

The GW women’s volleyball team missed out on a chance to sweep a pair of crucial road matches this weekend, beating Massachusetts but falling just short against Rhode Island. With the season winding down, the Colonial women (16-9, 10-6 Atlantic 10) find themselves in the running for the final spot in the four-team A-10 Championships […]

Gen. Pinochet and the hypocrisy of his arrest

I was relieved a few weeks ago upon reading the news that an ancient law in England had saved Gen. Augusto Pinochet from the hypocrisy of others. Not to say I condone everything that occurred in his 15-year rule over Chile, but arresting Pinochet and putting him on trial is hypocritical at best, and setting […]

1998-’99 Colonials Basketball Preview

Atlantic 10 previews: A-10 Men A-10 Women Column: Hippo doesn’t make up for lack of tradition in GW sports Schedules: 1998-’99 Men’s Basketball Schedule 1998-’99 Women’s Basketball Schedule Women’s basketball: McKeown starts 10th year at GW Colonial women enter new season near top of the polls Pair of Spaniards makes Colonial women tick Sole newcomer […]

GW falls in Atlantic 10 semis

The GW women’s soccer team picked a bad time to have its offense go cold. The Colonial women were shut out by Xavier 2-0 Friday night at Baujuan Field in Dayton, Ohio, in the second semifinal of the Atlantic 10 Tournament to end GW’s season. Xavier went on to win the A-10 title with a […]

Learning interrupted – Staff editorial

The primary purpose of a university is to teach students. At GW, the boom in construction projects on campus has affected professors’ ability to teach and students’ ability to learn. Case in point: the construction on the sixth floor of Gelman Library. While demolition and construction was being done, classes were being held in nearby […]

Hippo doesn’t make up for lack of tradition in GW sports

In this season of historical football trophies, Old Oaken Buckets and Old Tin Pails, something seems to be badly missing here at GW. Tradition, rivalry – all that good college stuff. Sorry, an expensive brass hippo doesn’t cut it. I’m talking Army-Navy, Duke-North Carolina, Stanford-California – real tradition. Lehigh University has played Lafayette University in […]

GW falls in final exhibition

The GW women’s basketball team faced a powerful Russia Select squad in an exhibition game and fell 70-57 Sunday night at the Smith Center. GW led 43-40 at the 16-minute mark, until Russia Select’s Tatiana Rebtsovkaya buried a three-point shot and the Colonial women failed to regain the lead. Guard Starr Jefferson rebounded and scored […]

Goodbye, Gingrich – Staff editorial

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) announced Friday that because of the Republican Party’s poor showing in Tuesday’s election, he will resign his post in the House leadership and his seat in Congress. His resignation comes during a fierce internal dispute among Republicans who are looking for a scapegoat for the election debacle. Whether […]

McKeown starts 10th year at GW

A lot of things can happen in 10 years. A lot have things have happened to Joe McKeown, who is entering his 10th year as the head coach of the GW women’s basketball team. During the last decade, McKeown has experienced both high and low points and has coached all types of athletes. McKeown has […]