November 12, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 29

Stories from the November 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hart Murmurs: Gagging dissent wrong reaction

Since Sept. 11, a debate has been raging over the limits of political criticism in a time of crisis. Bill Maher, host of television’s “Politically Incorrect,” commented Sept. 17 that President George W. Bush’s labeling of the terrorists as “cowards” was inaccurate because they were willing to die for their cause. He also said the […]

Fun 101

Scuba masks, foil and pottery wheels are not common school supplies sold at Staples or the GW Bookstore. But they are necessary tools for some of GW’s fun classes. Untraditional classes offer students an opportunity to quench their extra curricular interests or experiment with something out of the ordinary. Sophomore Nishant Mehra takes a one-credit […]

Preview: Zone defenses to counter size

Expect the Colonials to counter their lack of size with two trapping zone-style defenses aimed at creating turnovers and forcing opponents into bad shots. The Colonials have been working on their 22 and 23 defenses, forms that capitalize the team’s quick guards and forwards, because GW does have the depth to match up man-to-man. The […]

Humor is Nir: Parents cut costs in tight times

Times are tough, I know. Having a frat boy in the White House and anthrax floating around all has surprisingly had an adverse effect on the stock market. With the cost of upscale dining services with congenial and efficient staff, tuition is not getting any cheaper. I know my parents are feeling the pinch of […]

Arts: Daring drama takes America

When “The Island” first debuted in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1973, its honest but harsh portrayal of life in a political prison led the apartheid South African government to attempt to confiscate the play. But no script existed, because the two actors (John Kani and Winston Ntshona) and the director (Athol Fugard) had memorized […]

Preview: Early challenges for man who must do it all

Colonials 34, Universal All-Stars 27. Chris Monroe receives the ball just inside the 3-point line. He waits. He dribbles. An All-Stars defender takes position in case Monroe breaks. He doesn’t. Instead, he passes to an open Greg Collucci who hits a three-pointer. Colonials by 10. Next offensive possession. Starting from just beyond the arc, Monroe […]

GW volleyball suffers winless weekend

The Colonial volleyball team ended the season just as it started – winless – as the team lost both games in its last weekend of play. Plagued by hitting errors and lacking on offense, the team was swept on the road by Dayton 3-1 and Xavier 3-0 Friday and Saturday respectively. GW took only one […]

Sedaris packs Lisner

“One of my goals is to never open a book I’ve written,” best-selling author David Sedaris told an audience of about 1,500 Friday night at Lisner Auditorium. With that brief introduction, Sedaris went on to read several new, unpublished essays on his family, his upcoming movie and the Dutch tale of Saint Nicholas. In his […]

Preview: Sharpest shooter returns to offense

After reconstructive surgery sidelined her last season, Cathy Joens is back and adds a shooting dimension the Colonials offense lacked last season. Joens is widely regarded as a top shooter in the conference, but the talented two-guard from, Irvine, Ca., also plays tough defense. Poor outside shooting was the team’s Achilles heel last year, as […]

Brown makes final move and joins One World All-Stars

Former GW basketball player SirValiant Brown played 29 minutes and scored 14 points on 4-for-10 shooting, with a team-high six turnovers for his new team, the One World All-Star. Brown’s debut came Nov. 3 against Providence College. He averaged 16 minutes and six points in two games against Rutgers and Ohio State universities. -Lauren Silva