October 15, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 20

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

Spotlight: A life on the street: one man’s story

Before dawn he sits outside on a chilly stonewall, clutching a tattered black backpack. The sun has not yet warmed the crisp October morning. In the darkness and cold, he waits in line for a free breakfast: scrambled eggs and collard greens. In a few hours he will sleep in the safety provided by light. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students enjoy free beer at Oktoberfest

Free Barbeque, beer, door prizes and a live German band were just a few of the highlights of the third-annual senior class Oktoberfest last Thursday. About 600 seniors gathered on the third floor of the Marvin Center terrace to enjoy free Budweiser and Spaten beers, bratwursts and German chocolate cake during the official kickoff for […]

Without walls in Washington

While the nation’s capital is home to more politicians, national monuments and museums than any other U.S. city, the District also has one the largest homeless populations in the nation. D.C. has one of the highest concentration of homeless people in the country, topping even New York City. According to research done by the Washington […]

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, […]