November 22, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 32

Stories from the November 22, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Colonial women are playoff-bound

A split was what the GW volleyball team needed to earn its first Atlantic 10 Tournament berth since 1995, and a split was what the Colonial women fought hard to get over the weekend. GW defeated Massachusetts Saturday night to advance to the tourney in Philadelphia, Nov 26-27. After falling to Rhode Island the night […]

The inevitable fragility of life

(U-WIRE) COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The feeling was not unlike waking up to news that the sun had failed to rise. A mid-November morning without the stack of logs for the bonfire was only slightly less surreal than a dawn without a daybreak. Unfortunately, the tragic facts – at least 11 dead, dozens injured after […]

Sweet home Alaska

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – Mark Lund is home. Well, not really. He’s from Klawock. This is Fairbanks. Lund will tell you that Klawock’s 1,000 miles south of here. That’s because, well, Alaska is huge. Big as a country. In fact, if Texas is really like a whole `nother country, it’s worth remembering that Alaska is twice […]

Colonials get one recruit in early signing period

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — GW men’s basketball coach Tom Penders confirmed Thursday that GW has received a national letter of intent from high school recruit Shawn Davis. Davis is a 6-7, 235-pound, small power-forward from Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tenn. GW Associate Head Coach Rob Wright reported that Davis averaged 15 points, 14 […]

Upcoming Games

MondayWBBall vs. Howard 7:00 p.m. Tuesdayno games scheduled Wednesdayno games scheduled Thursdayno games scheduled

GW crushed at Vandy

Vanderbilt University crushed the visiting GW women’s basketball team 81-57 in Friday night’s season opener at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn. The Colonial women’s slow start to open their season cost GW (0-1) as the Lady Commodores (1-0) ran out to a 15-2 lead and never looked back. GW senior guard Elisa Aguilar and her […]

Students, community walk for homeless

GW students gathered on the stairs of J Street Saturday morning, grasping cups of coffee, soaking in the unusually warm autumn weather and preparing for the annual three-mile Homeless Walkathon. A lot of people are wrapped up in their own lives sometimes, said sophomore Harrison Wilder as he waited for members of his InterVarsity Christian […]

Houston sinks GW

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — With 2.8 seconds on the clock, the University of Houston’s Marcus Oliver drained a free throw to secure a 93-92 win and send the GW men’s basketball team (1-2) to its worst three-game start since the 1988-’89 season. The hardwood at the Carlson Center rumbled with the sound of two teams running […]

Music from second album proves to be groovy, baby

Get your mojo ready. Austin Powers is back with one more thing – another soundtrack. <i.More Music from the Motion Picture Austin Powers, the Spy Who Shagged Me has it all. There’s music to groove to, music to cruise to and, of course, music to shag to. The album opens up with a bit called […]

Universities reconsider the benefits of Title IX

The recent popularity of women’s sports, with the women’s World Cup soccer team and the WNBA, validated the effectiveness of Title IX, according to athletic officials. Title IX, a set of federal guidelines intended to prohibit discrimination against women in federally funded programs, has sometimes come at the expense of men’s athletic programs. I’ve been […]