October 22, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 22

Stories from the October 22, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Sports: Basketball teams adjust to closed-door policy

A closed-door policy for practices instituted by new men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs has caused confusion in an already complicated first week of scheduling in the Smith Center. According to an athletic official who wished to remain anonymous, Hobbs asked several members of the women’s team, who were jogging around the upper-level track in the […]

Letter: Hateful Hippo?

I do not understand the hippopotamus cartoon (Oct. 15, p. 4). I think it is anti-Semitic, but I do not understand the point it makes. What bothers me is the justification Hatchet Editor in Chief Russ Rizzo printed for publishing the cartoon. I totally support First Amendment protections of speech and the press. I also […]

Coaches say freshmen are coming along

Both head basketball coaches said they are pleased with the progress of the freshmen basketball players after their first week of collegiate practices. Men’s head coach Karl Hobbs said he was particularly happy with the development of freshman guard T.J. Thompson, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Germantown, Md. “I like what T.J.’s doing,” he said. […]

Op-Ed: Trash cheap-laugh cartoons

by Matt Berger I promised myself that I would not be like other former editors of The Hatchet who left the townhouse and criticized the actions of their successors. I am a strong believer in the fact that what makes The Hatchet great is the turnover of staff, at least every four years and the […]

British duo rams Fordham with two goals apiece

The GW men’s soccer team’s two conference wins last weekend helped in its pursuit of the final Atlantic 10 playoff spot. Before the weekend, GW was tied for seventh place in the A-10, which only invites only the top four teams to post-season play. With a 4-2 win over La Salle Friday and a 6-0 […]

Op-Ed: Understanding the SA

by Joe Ardito I found the staff editorial “Sluggish SA” (Oct. 18, p. 4) to be quite comical yet painfully frustrating at the same time. It was comical due to its complete lack of validity and frustrating for the same reason. The Hatchet asserted that, “With work, the SA can accomplish more than what students […]

Water polo rebounds at CWPA

The GW men’s water polo team ended a seven-game losing streak and earned a strategic seeding for an upcoming tournament with three wins this weekend at Princeton University. The Colonials defeated second-seeded Slippery Rock College for a fifth-place finish. The Colonials are preparing for the Nov. 2-3 Southern Championships, where the top four teams qualify […]

Crew races top teams at Head of Charles

The men’s and women’s crew teams raced against international competition at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. this weekend. The men finished 35th and the women finished 32nd against a field of more than 50 teams. The women’s team, improving from a 43rd place finish last year, completed the race at 17:43. […]

Mental errors plague volleyball

A loss at Georgetown Saturday and a home loss to Duquesne Friday night brought the GW volleyball team to a seven-game losing streak, its longest since 1996. The Colonials (4-13, 3-6 A-10) held brief leads in each of three matches at Georgetown, but succumbed to a 3-0 sweep to extend the streak to seven games. […]

University probes mail system

A heightened fear of anthrax attacks around the nation and city put GW officials on high alert last week as they examined suspicious letters and responded to a call of a suspicious white powder Thursday in the Health and Wellness Center. A student reported a white powder on the floor of the men’s locker room […]