September 16, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 13

Stories from the September 16, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Losing is a disease for some of your favorite sports teams

During the New York Knights’ mid-season downfall, Roy Hobbs was told time and time again in clubhouse meetings that losing is a disease in “The Natural.” Hobbs, the greatest hero of any baseball motion picture, stormed out of the meeting because he couldn’t sit and listen to it anymore. Hobbs went on to knock the […]

As gun ownership falls, homicides rise

Since my rebuttal to Lora Machel’s article (“Cold truth about guns, society,” Aug. 30) from the Arizona Daily Wildcat appeared in The GW Hatchet Sept. 2 (“Guns don’t cause violence”), two other writers have penned pieces in opposition to my own. Most recently, Adam Brenneman’s article in Monday’s Hatchet (“Sensible guns laws to stop the […]

Upcoming Games

ThursdayMTennis at ITA Clay Courts (Baltimore) FridayWSoccer at Auburn-3 p.m.WVBall at Duquesne-7 p.m.MTennis at ITA Clay Courts (Baltimore) SaturdayWVBall at Fordham-7 p.m.Golf at Yale Intercollegiate (New Haven, Conn.)MTennis at ITA Clay Courts (Baltimore) SundayMTennis vs. South Carolina St.-10 a.m.WSoccer at Georgia-2 p.m.Golf at Yale Intercollegiate

Hooray SA (Senate) — staff editorial

Acting as a true conduit of the students, the Student Association Senate passed three finance bills Tuesday. The three pieces of legislation cap the executive budget at 20 percent of the total SA budget, cut the executive budget by $10,000 from last year’s allocation and allocate money to over 80 student groups. In these bills, […]

Sports Brief

Runners open season At the Navy Invitational last weekend, the GW men’s cross country team finished third overall behind American and Maryland and ahead of the University of Richmond. Navy was disqualified. On the women’s side, GW placed fourth behind Navy, American, and Richmond. -David Holt

Eating disorders poll

In a poll of 500 college women, more than half of respondents said they knew at least two classmates with an eating disorder. In a second poll, of 490 college health officials, 70 percent called eating disorders “common” on their campuses. source: People magazine, April 12, 1999

NBA game canceled

An NBA-sanctioned charity game, which was set to take place Saturday at the Smith center, was canceled Tuesday because of low ticket sales. The All-Star Classic in the Capital was scheduled to feature a variety of NBA star players such as Chris Webber and Marcus Camby. Only 37 of the $20 and $30 tickets had […]

Classifieds [9/16/99]

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Soccer loses again

The GW men’s soccer team lost to George Mason University 2-1 Wednesday in a hard-fought defensive match played at George Mason Stadium. After the scoreless first half, GW’s sophomore forward and leading goal-scorer Jason Holloway started the scoring, giving the Colonials a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute. The goal came off assists from freshman […]

Diets of depravation

Editor’s note: The last names of the subjects of this story have been omitted to protect their privacy. Suzi spent the second half of her sophomore year in what she calls a “self-created prison,” trapping herself behind the bars of her depression and her desire to control what she ate. Her food consumption dropped drastically. […]