February 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 51

Stories from the February 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The president’s trial gave us a bang for our buck

(U-WIRE) MADISON, Wis. – Throughout President Clinton’s impeachment trial, Democrats tried to upset the public by incessantly reminding us that the investigation cost taxpayers $40 million. Let’s get one thing straight: $40 million is not a lot to pay for 368 days of top-notch infotainment. If you do the math, that’s $40 million divided by […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballG-gymnasticsMBB-men’s basketballWBB-women’s basketballMT-men’s tennis *Philadelphia**McLean, Va. Thursday: G vs. JMU-7:30 p.m. Friday: B at South Carolina-3 p.m. Saturday: MBB vs. Xavier-12 p.m.WBB at A-10 Tourn.-TBA*B at South Carolina-1:30 p.m.MT vs. Temple-6 p.m.** Sunday: WBB at A-10 Tourn.-TBA*B at South Carolina-1:30 p.m.

New Hall residents dry out after flood

New Hall residents returned to their rooms this week after maintenance workers repaired areas of the building that were damaged when sprinklers activated Saturday. But students recalled the inconvenience earlier in the week, and two students are being investigated for tampering with the sprinkler system. The sound of a fire alarm Saturday morning did not […]

Champney named A-10 MVP, again

When asked how he felt after putting the final touches on his record-breaking swims at this past weekend’s A-10 Championships, junior Tim Champney replied that he was just glad that the races were over. “I would have liked to have gone a little faster,” Champney said. “But I won’t complain because they are my best […]

Candidates pull annual all-nighter to poster

The countdown began Tuesday at 7:58 a.m. “Two minutes left,” yelled a member of the Joint Elections Committee. A little later, a second countdown began. “Five, four, three, two, one.” Promptly at 8 a.m., Student Association and Program Board candidates and campaign workers, some of whom camped out all night to reserve a postering spot, […]

GW downs Hokies with Rogers ailing

A game in which Shawnta Rogers scores one point and Mike King is held to five points would normally mean trouble for the GW men’s basketball team. But the Colonials won in surprisingly easy fashion Wednesday night, beating Virginia Tech 77-67 at the Smith Center to avenge one of its three Atlantic 10 losses this […]

PB executive chair candidate exits race

Program Board executive chair candidate Anthony Rizzuto announced his withdrawal from the race Tuesday, stunning the sparse audience at the Joint Elections Committee candidates’ forum. Rizzuto’s public announcement was the first time JEC officials and his opponent, Ruth Abu Sahid, learned he would drop out. Rizzuto, a GW junior who served as PB secretary last […]

Xavier visits GW for A-10 West Championship, bragging rights

It would be hard to top the last time Xavier ventured into the unfriendly confines of the Smith Center to take on the GW men’s basketball team. But the game there Saturday might come close. Last time Xavier was in Foggy Bottom, the Colonials pulled off a thrilling victory against the 18th-ranked Musketeers Jan. 14, […]

Court to consider violations

Six Student Association candidates whom the Joint Elections Committee removed from the ballot last week will present their case to the student court Sunday afternoon. The court rejected Tuesday a request by presidential candidate Phil Meisner, executive vice presidential candidate Cat Sadler and four SA Senate candidates for an injunction, leaving the candidates’ status unclear […]

GW loses one of the all-time greats of Colonial athletics

Perhaps you heard Bob Faris died. Perhaps you faintly recall a moment of silence before the frenzied opening minutes of the Massachusetts game. Or perhaps instead of reflecting on someone you’d never heard of, you yelled “Go GW!” or something. Such is the ignorant bliss of youth. Bob Faris probably would have understood. You see, […]