February 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 49

Stories from the February 18, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

New rape law symbolic of `Why Me?’ society

(U-WIRE) SEATTLE – Hello. My name is Christina Miller and I am a victim of rape. Now, considering I’m a 20-year-old college woman living in a culture where tell-all biographies and memoirs of terrible childhoods make the bestseller list each year, this confession may not surprise you. However, if you are sexually active, you have […]

Swim teams hope to ride to A-10 titles in Buffalo

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are hoping to improve on their finishes at last year’s Atlantic 10 Championships as they visit Buffalo, N.Y., this weekend to compete for the 1999 conference title. The men’s team hopes to avenge a close loss to Massachusetts in last year’s championship, when the Minutemen edged […]

A gap in logic – Staff editorial

Italy’s highest appeals court issued a ruling last week that defies all logic and common sense. The ruling stated that it is impossible for anyone to rape a woman who is wearing tight jeans because a rapist cannot remove his victim’s pants without her help. The court also questioned a woman’s veracity because she waited […]

From a video game and a dream, ice hockey thrives at GW

Four years ago, the GW hockey club arose from the chaos of dozens of pizzas and 2 a.m. study sessions in Thurston Hall. Freshmen Carl Hurwitz and Jeff Butler, playing ice hockey on a Sega video game system, wished that GW had a hockey team of its own. That dream became a reality when Butler’s […]

Emotions run high at senior night

There may be no crying in baseball, but apparently there is crying in basketball for the GW women’s basketball team. After the Colonials defeated Rhode Island in their last regular season home game, Noelia Gomez led the five GW seniors to center court where they sang a tearful rendition of the alma mater. Gomez, Mandisa […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballG-gymnasticsMBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballSD-swimming & diving Thursday: SD at A-10 Champ. Friday: B at Coastal Carolina-3 p.m.WBB at Duquesne-7:05 p.m.SD at A-10 Champ. Saturday: SD at A-10 Champ.B at Coastal Carolina-1 p.m.MBB at Temple-2 p.m. Sunday: B at Coastal Carolina-1 p.m.G at Towson Invit.-1 p.m.WBB at Va. Tech-12 p.m.

GW claws out win over URI

The GW women’s basketball team didn’t know what to expect from Rhode Island. The Rams came into the game with an 0-13 Atlantic 10 record, but URI’s previous game was a two-point loss against highly ranked Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Lackluster play from GW and a gritty performance from URI made for a neck-and-neck […]

Depth, heart buoy men’s swim team

“My heart is my strength,” says Wes Teter, a sophomore swimmer on the GW men’s team. “If you are in a tight race, you don’t give up that edge. That’s how you win your race – your heart.” Coming off one of their best seasons ever last year, the Colonials have demonstrated they have heart. […]

Group’s report points to alcohol policies

Greek-letter alcohol policies top the list of problems with which fraternity and sorority leaders must deal, according to a report recently published by the Student Association’s ad hoc Greek Affairs committee. The report, which has not been officially released, has caused tension in the Greek-letter community, fraternity members and administrators said. The committee was created […]

Game with Owls looms for Colonials

Led by Shawnta Rogers, who has specialized in the improbable, the GW men’s basketball team will try again Saturday to do something that, four times out of five, has seemed impossible: beat Temple. The Colonials will journey to the land of the match-up zone defense (and Bill Cosby) to do more than keep pace with […]