October 15, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 20

Stories from the October 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Midnight Madness pumps crowd for upcoming season

Midnight Madness welcomed the 2001-02 basketball season with a far different approach than last year’s high-octane fireworks spectacular. With only two outside performers scheduled, the show’s organizers sought to redirect the focus to basketball. There was a focused attempt on player-student interaction, with players from both teams crossing over court lines and roaming through the […]

Passing hurts volleyball

The GW volleyball team dropped two more conference matches last weekend with home loses to Xavier and Dayton Friday and Sunday. The Colonials now have a five-game Atlantic 10 Conference losing streak. Dayton defeated GW 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the Smith Center. GW mounted a successful comeback in game three, but the momentum was wasted […]

Men’s soccer gains little ground

The GW men’s soccer team split a pair of road matches this weekend, gaining little ground in its pursuit of the final playoff spot. The team dropped a game Sunday at St. Joseph’s after shutting out Temple Friday. The Colonials (5-5, 2-3 A-10) are tied for seventh place in the Atlantic 10 Conference but are […]

Arts: An evening with an icon

Ray Charles carries a bit of mystery wherever he goes. Dressed in a classic suit and wearing his trademark shades, Charles keeps mostly to himself with few words to the press and a no-photo, no-autograph policy. But to his band, Charles is a fun companion who blends in any crowd, regardless of age or location. […]

Cross Country finishes strong at Maryland

Sophomore David Azari placed 10th overall to lead the GW men’s cross country team to a third-place finish at the Maryland Invitational. Freshman Mary Beth McCullough placed 19th to lead the women’s squad to a fourth-place finish. It marks the second consecutive strong performance for the Colonials who last week placed second at the East […]

Features: Homelessness and campus

They are a part of GW’s campus just as much as the vendors on H Street and merchants outside of the Metro station. Some sit outside the Tower Records at 2000 Penn, others can be found on the walkway between the Hall on Virginia Avenue and campus. They are members of D.C.’s homeless population. And, […]

Staff Editorial: Paper Moon melee

Thursday night at Paper Moon restaurant in Georgetown, more than 40 people – mostly GW students – were involved in a bar fight that spilled out onto the street. Eventually involving more than a dozen Metropolitan Police officers, some undercover and others arriving with drawn weapons, the fight apparently started when a baseball player became […]

Students say Madness is a needed distraction

Students agree this year’s Midnight Madness was the best they’ve seen so far, a credit to the Spirit Week Committee’s decision to center the first glimpse of Colonial basketball on students and players rather than flashy sideshows. This year’s show took on a new element, as some students report using the event as a release […]

Staff Editorial: Safe assistance

Homelessness is one social ill that defies attempts at eradication or solutions to what many see as a widespread problem. Indeed, some homeless people choose to remain on the street, and others suffer from a host of problems including mental illness, addiction to alcohol or drugs, serious medical conditions that hamper attempts to progress in […]

Women’s Soccer Ends Conference Slide

It was a successful weekend for the women’s soccer team as the women picked up two conference wins against St. Joseph’s and Temple at home. The Colonials gained some ground in Atlantic 10 standings after ending a three-game conference slide. GW is now 2-3 in the A-10 and 5-6 overall. Christine O’Malley made six saves […]