October 26, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 23

Stories from the October 26, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Front-page headlines flop

I am an avid reader of our beloved school newspaper and indulge in the wealth of information it provides me on a weekly basis. I can only imagine what an undertaking it must be to produce just one edition of The Hatchet and I am grateful for this free service provided to our students and […]

Forum examines African politics

Six political activists gathered for a panel discussion to share their views on democracy in Africa Tuesday night. The panelists talked about the current problems in Africa and what Americans can do to help Africans’ struggle for democracy. Akia Lineberger, president of the Organization of African Students, said her group sponsored the event to increase […]

GW hosts Wizards preseason scrimmage

The Washington Wizards visited the Smith Center Monday for a pre-season scrimmage before the regular season starts Oct. 31. Wizards Head of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan stopped in briefly for the event. Maureen Lewis-Nasser, head of press relations for the Wizards, said GW’s facilities and location made the decision to have a scrimmage at the […]

Crew not up to speed at Head of Charles

The GW men’s and women’s varsity crew teams traveled to Boston last weekend to compete in the annual Head of the Charles regatta. The GW men’s eight placed 36th out of 55 boats with a time of 16:19.86. This time was a big improvement over last year’s time of 16:31.74. The race was won by […]

IFC considers adding new fraternities

The Interfraternity Council recently voted to consider expanding the number of fraternities in its membership, said Jay Levin, president of the IFC. A final vote on expansion will take place after the proposals of the six invited fraternities are heard later this semester, Levin said. If the measure passes, the IFC will invite one more […]

Nightlife options for the under 21 crowd

Originally Published 10/26/00 D.C. is a city that certainly does sleep. It is a challenge for any local to find a place other than bars and clubs open after midnight. Add the under-21 factor most students face and the nightly entertainment the city has to offer is even more limited. But the city offers several […]

Colonials defeat Patriots

The GW volleyball team played an exhausting five-game road match Tuesday night, beating local rival and host George Mason University 12-15, 15-10, 10-15, 15-6 and 15-7 in Fairfax, Va. The Colonials (17-4, 8-1 Atlantic 10) are in second place in the conference and have seven matches left. Before the Colonials finish the season with four […]

Student conquers run

Two days after running the streets of D.C. for more than six hours, junior Layla El-Wafi donned her commemorative T-shirt from the 25th Annual Marine Corps Marathon with her hijab attire. The hijab concept is the Muslim tradition for modesty, which requires women to cover all body parts. El-Wafi ran the 26.2-mile race on Sunday […]

Cuban diva visits United States

Watching 70-year-old Cuban diva Omara Portuondo prance around on stage makes one wonder what they do in Cuba to maintain such vitality. Portuondo, a member of the Buena Vista Social Club who performed at the Warner Theater Saturday, attributes her continued success to something more important: love. What we are doing is so much full […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday – no games scheduled Friday – Men’s Soccer vs. Xavier 2 p.m.Women’s Soccer at Xavier 7 p.m. Volleyball at Rhode Island 7 p.m. Women’s Tennis at Xavier 2:30 p.m. Saturday – Volleyball at Massachusetts 7 p.m. Swimming and Diving vs. Duquesne 12 p.m. Cross Country at A-10 Championships TBAMen’s Tennis at Mary Washington Tournament […]