February 22, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Stepping Tid-Bits

The Nut-Cracker, which originated in the late 1970s, is the most popular Phi Beta Sigma step. Phi Beta Sigma takes credit for the creation of this move.Other Phi Beta Sigma steps include the Passage and the Badstep. Phi Beta Sigma Brother Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana is credited with introducing African coming-of-age dances to steppers. Step […]

Spring Sports Predictions

The Atlantic 10 coaches have made their predictions for the NCAA Atlantic 10 spring sports. BaseballEast1. UMass2. Fordham3. Rhode Island4. Temple5. St. Bonaventure6. St. Joseph’sWest1. Virginia Tech2. GW3. Xavier4. La Salle5. Duquesne6. Dayton Men’s Golf1. Rhode Island2. Xavier3. Virginia Tech4. Temple5. GW6. Dayton7. St. Bonaventure8. Duquesne9. St. Joseph’s10. Fordham11. La Salle Women’s Crew1. UMass2. GW3. […]

Ohio congressman speaks with CRs

Congressman Robert Ney (R-Ohio) discussed his road to the House of Representatives, his career in the Republican Party and the upcoming 2000 election with GW College Republicans Thursday night in the Marvin Center. The event was part of the CRs Congressional Lecture Series. This is where it starts, Ney said. These elections are just as […]

Smith Center, Colonials defeat Musketeers, 70-68

When the GW women’s basketball team lost at Massachusetts Thursday night, the No. 25 Colonials fell a half-game behind Xavier for the lead in the Atlantic 10 West Division. When Sunday’s contest was complete, the Colonials regained the top spot with a 70-68 comeback victory over Xavier in front of a regular-season record 3,217 Smith […]

Universities examine athletic transportation

GW and universities nationwide are examining athletic transportation after a traffic accident killed four members of the Prairie View A&M track team Feb. 12. The team’s van overturned on the way to an indoor track meet. The coach and five other athletes from the Texas school were seriously injured. Vans like the one involved in […]

Water polo wins first

The GW women’s water polo team sank host Maryland 7-3 Sunday to garner its first-ever win as a varsity team. Juniors Andrea Philpot and Heather Walenga and freshman Juli Marhefka each scored two goals apiece for the Colonials, who took revenge after losing to the Terrapins 11-10 in their inaugural match last Sunday at the […]

GWopoly? How about GWRisk

It’s my favorite time of year again – Student Association election season. A time when I can just sit back and let the hacks, I mean candidates, do my work for me. Why spend hours trying to find fresh new parallels between President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Louis XIV when the oh so politically savvy […]

GW men take care of business

The Colonials are winners again. By virtue of winning seven of their last eight games over the past month, the Colonials have turned a 6-11 (0-4 Atlantic 10) record into a 13-12 (7-5 A-10) mark that has the second-hottest team in the A-10 in the hunt for a variety of postseason goals. When we were […]

Open Your Eyes!

Upon reading Sabina Siddiqui’s commentary, A very Un-Pak Pakfest (Feb. 10, p. 5), I was deeply disturbed by her extreme religious right-winged views regarding Pakistani culture and society. Pakistan is not India, Siddiqui wrote. Pakistan was and is not about dances, song, or clothing, but religion. Sure, Pakistan is not India. It is a separate, […]

Baseball swept at ECU

The Colonials fell to a record of 1-5 after being swept by East Carolina this weekend at Harrington Field in Greenville, N.C. The host Pirates (6-1) pulled off the three-game sweep with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 4-3. The Colonials were competitive, but finished on the short-end of […]