February 22, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 44

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

News Briefs

Young Hispanics rally for RepublicansStudents joined a Capitol Hill rally last Wednesday as the Young Hispanic Republican Association brought its national organization to D.C. area schools. The YHRA members hope to open a GW chapter next fall, National YHRA President Gloria Markus said. Members of Congress and their aides spoke to Hispanic students about getting […]

Colonial swimmers finish fourth at A-10s

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took fourth place at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend at the Flickinger Aquatic Center (Buffalo, N.Y.). The men finished with 523 points, behind Massachusetts (544.5 points), St. Bonaventure (613.5 points) and Virginia Tech, which won the meet with 729.5 points. The GW […]

GW law students argue for first prize in moot court finals

Two teams of GW Law School students competed for the top spot in a prestigious moot court competition Friday night. Second-year law students Seth Cohen and Jeffrey Foor won the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition after presenting their case in front of a three-judge panel. Zachary Cunha and Chris Pugsley were officially runners-up, […]

Sports Brief

At the George Mason Collegiate Invitational, an indoor track meet held Saturday, GW’s cross country team entered three long-distance events. Erin Farrelly finished 10th for the women in the 3,000-meter run. David Talburd led the men, finishing 16th in the one-mile run.-David Holt

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 […]