February 22, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 44

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

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 […]

Behind the eight ball

I am writing in regards to the recent makeover of the Marvin Center’s fifth floor. I must say I was pleased to finally see some physical changes around campus as we continue our haphazard ascent to being a top-tier school. I guess that the new flat-screen televisions and IKEA-like furniture of the Hippodrome are necessary […]

Wolf hungry for George Washington wins

So just what is CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer doing at GW men’s basketball games, anyway? I love the Colonials, and I’ve been a big fan, he said at halftime of the Rhode Island game Saturday. I wish we had a better record, but it’s great. They’re still fun to watch. I like all the players. […]

SA is about students, not candidates

Images and appearances are often met with disdainful realities. Upon arriving at GW, we are met with the idea that the Student Association is there for us, that it will protect our rights and serve the student body. We are led to believe that the SA will stand up to the administration and take on […]

Pitch Black fails to frighten as a science fiction thriller

From the clich? plot about futuristic space travelers who crash on an unknown planet to the recycled shot of the spaceship at the beginning of the flick, the sci-fi thriller Pitch Black (Universal Pictures) oozes with horrible rip-offs from the Alien movies and Planet of the Apes. As crew members slowly awake from their cryogenic […]