September 4, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 8

Stories from the September 4, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Women’s soccer breaks tradition with opening day victory

The new Mount Vernon field brought a bit of good luck for the GW women’s soccer team Tuesday, as it won its home opener for the first time since head coach Tanya Vogel arrived as a student in 1992. The back-and-forth battle with Howard (2-1) resulted in a 4-3 win for the Colonials. Sophomore Meggan […]

Freshmen adjust to new housing

Freshmen living in traditionally upperclassman residence halls this year said they do not mind living away from the majority of their classmates. GW freshmen traditionally live in Thurston, Lafayette and Mitchell halls, and, more recently, the Hall on Virginia Avenue. A record 2,550 freshmen enrolled at GW this fall, Housing Services placed freshmen in non-traditional […]

Dave Chappelle hits it hard

Up-and-coming young comedian Dave Chappelle returned to D.C. to perform at GW’s Smith Center on Sept. 1 for Welcome Week. The D.C. native took a few minutes before the show to talk about his comedic style and his mission as a comedian. “I may not be funny, but will make sure you will always remember […]

Student alleges MPD assault

Metropolitan Police arrested a Sigma Alpha Epsilon member early Friday morning for allegedly assaulting an officer after an altercation that resulted in injuries. The student, a junior and officer in the fraternity who wished to remain anonymous, said an MPD officer assaulted him unprovoked outside the fraternity’s house. He said the officer hit him in […]

The University Club offers elegance

Jazz softly seeps into the ornate blue and gold entranceway. The tick-tock of the Georgian grandfather clock keeps time as Ella Fitzgerald muses about love. The giggles and cries of its notoriously noisy F street neighbor Thurston Hall seem unable to penetrate the wall the two buildings share. At the University Club an escape to […]

The major dilemma

Many GW students stress over obtaining a degree in the major that will help them find the perfect career. But professors said the decision should be based on what subject students find most interesting and where they excel. After spending countless hours discussing possible majors with advisers, many students often remain unsure about declaring. But, […]

A day in the win column

I shouldn’t even be telling you this because I might loose all my credibility as the new assistant sports editor. Until Tuesday, I had never been to a GW soccer game. I always wanted to go. I just never had the will to drag myself to Bargain Buggies, rent the car and drive the 25 […]

Where the boys are

“There are boys at Mount Vernon?” freshman Swathi Veravalli asked. Beginning this semester, 68 men joined 192 female students at the Mount Vernon Campus. But many females said they do not notice the male presence. “I don’t see them around,” freshman Laila Hasan said. “More guys come up from Foggy Bottom to eat here.” Originally […]

Volleyball still struggles to find consistency

The GW women’s volleyball team dropped its first three matches of the season to three strong teams at George Mason’s Patriot Invitational last weekend. GW lost its first two sets to a powerful University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana team Saturday morning, 30-17 and 30-15. In their third game, the Colonials showed promise by building a 13-5 lead […]