December 11, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 34

Stories from the December 11, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Phone outages annoy students

Students across campus experienced outages in the University phone service in the past few weeks and were unable to make outgoing local or long distance calls from their residence hall rooms. I have problems dialing out sometimes, said sophomore Rachael Beekman, a Francis Scott Key Hall resident. I went out and bought a cell phone […]

Hatchet Power Rankings Week 15

1. Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens are going to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The Ray Lewis-led defense is the best in football and the Jamal Lewis-led running game is scoring touchdowns. 2. Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings were down, but they fought back in St. Louis. Culpepper is something special […]

Staff Editorial: Faulty enforcement

The Metropolitan Police Department and other D.C. government agencies began a crackdown on underage drinking and fake IDs after the February death of David Shick, a Georgetown University student killed in an alcohol-related fight. For almost a year this increased effort, which involves a massive taskforce and expensive ID-scanning machines, has resulted in arrests of […]

IFC elects new officers

The Interfraternity Council selected Theta Delta Chi member Jared David as its president when it elected new executive board officers Dec. 5. Newly elected officers will assume their positions next semester. The presidents of each recognized fraternity on campus that have voting rights were present to cast their votes, or designated someone to vote for […]

Monroe fouls out, plans to rebound

The Colonials entered Saturday night’s match-up against the University of Richmond preparing for what head coach Tom Penders said would be a war earlier in the week. But the team left their tough 84-80 overtime loss thinking about what could have been. A poor first half proved costly in the GW loss. The Colonials managed […]

WEB COLUMN: Cell phone hell?

They come in myriad sizes, shapes and colors. One can change their faces, buy them accessories and take them just about anywhere – and most people do! Now, I am not talking about the multitude of Mattel’s Barbie dolls. I am referring to the wide world of cellular phones. By now, almost everyone under the […]

Neighbors Project afterschool tutors work extra hours

Volunteering 600 hours to community service in one year may not fit into everyone’s schedule, but for Samiya Mohiuddin it works out well. As the site coordinator for the New Community Afterschool Program, Mohiuddin works with a group of volunteer coordinators to tutor kindergarten through 10th graders in the Shaw community every week. As the […]

Picking the perfect present

It is that time of year again. The holiday season is in full swing. It’s the annual period of parties, cookies, family gatherings and, of course, presents. Now is the time students wish they paid more attention when mom pointed out that vase she always wanted, but not to worry. Say goodbye to the nauseating […]

Spiders escape Colonials in crunch time

With both teams fighting for national recognition and a possible NCAA at-large bid in March, the visiting Richmond Spiders defeated GW in overtime 84-80, handing the Colonials their first home loss of the season before 3,415 Saturday night at the Smith Center. The heartbreaking defeat came after the Colonials (5-3) took their first lead of […]

Columbia Plaza may get special consideration for housing lottery

GW officials said Friday they are considering adding Columbia Plaza apartments to the spring housing lottery, although the University originally classified the acquisition as an investment purchase. It is being considered, Director of Housing Andrew Sonn said. But we have a few more months of planning. The University purchased about 29 percent of the complex […]