October 16, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 20

Stories from the October 16, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW diagnoses the madness

GW fans got their madness Friday night with a wide array of festivities at Midnight Madness. There were mixed reactions to the evening, including complaints that the emcee was inaudible, but most people who attended said they thought the overall show was a success. Less than half the students stayed to watch the men’s and […]

Poe’s new album, Haunted, has some friendly ghosts

In the greatest example of sibling collaboration since the Brothers Gibb, Poe devoted her song-writing skills to creating a soundtrack befitting her brother Mark Z. Danielewski’s book. A modern ghost story, House of Leaves is the manuscript to a fictional documentary about a house with supernatural powers. From this font of inspiration comes the album, […]

Swimming races to second place finish

GW women’s swimmer Nell Friar set a pool record time Friday in the 100-meter breast stroke with a 1:08.20 finish, as both the men’s and women’s swimming teams placed second behind American in the season’s first meet at Georgetown’s Potomac Relay Invite. It was a strong start for both teams with the Colonial women finishing […]

Volleyball downs the Dukes

The GW volleyball team stormed into Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo Arena Friday night, overpowered the Dukes in every facet of the game and left with a three-game sweep and its seventh-straight Atlantic 10 win. But the second-place Colonials (15-4, 7-1 A-10) could not advance in the standings because first-place Temple (7-0 in A-10) defeated host Massachusetts […]

A-10 foes sweep women’s soccer

The GW women’s soccer team was out-shot and out-scored in two road losses against top Atlantic 10 Conference teams last weekend. The Minutewomen of UMass topped the Colonials 2-1 Saturday, while Rhode Island routed GW 5-2 Friday. In the two games the Colonials (4-11, 3-3 A-10) managed a total of only 13 shots -four against […]

Cross country runs well at George Mason

The GW men’s cross-country team beat Liberty University and the University of Maryland to finish second at the George Mason Invitational Saturday behind a dominant Virginia Tech squad. David Talbird was the top GW finisher, placing eighth with a time of 26:22. This was an important meet because (Virginia) Tech is a very good team, […]

Madness conquers GW

A full-capacity Smith Center crowd watched a high-octane, explosive evening of music, entertainment and fireworks Friday night to begin the 2000-2001 GW basketball season. Midnight Madness is a nationwide tradition, in which universities host a pep rally the night before their basketball teams begin formal practice. Some students were turned away at the doors this […]

GW students suffer from sleep deprivation

Although college students do not necessarily long for the good old kindergarten days of cutting out pictures from magazines and depending on someone to tie their shoes, most college students agree that one part of kindergarten should be made mandatory at college: nap time. A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation shows people 18 […]

Student vigil honors Middle East victims

Tensions between Jews and Arabs appeared to subside for a few minutes Thursday evening when about 200 students from all faiths gathered and prayed together in Kogan Plaza. Students organized a candlelight vigil to remember the people who have died in the most recent round of Palestinian-Israeli violence in the Middle East. Students and mourners […]

Showing off semi-permanent culture

Oct. 11, 2000Rome 2049 p.m. I have never been into the tattoo thing. A lot of people I know have them, but I just do not see the attraction. The idea that the design or mark I put on my body would be permanent is my biggest reservation about tattoos. I doubt that 40 years […]