November 29, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 32

Stories from the November 29, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Women’s Swimming takes third

The GW womens swim team took third place at the Patriot Invitational Nov. 19 in Fairfax, Va. behind strong performances by sophomores Ruth Dubyel and Kristen Fagley. The men placed sixth out of seven teams. George Mason took first in the womens final team results with UNC-Wilmington in second. Rounding out the top three for […]

GW edges Boston in thriller

Clutch free-throw shooting preserved a win for the Colonials Wednesday night as they squeaked by Boston University 79-76 at the Smith Center. Led by Chris Monroe and T.J. Thompson, GW overcame a five-point deficit at halftime and outplayed the Terriers for most of the second half. The Colonials shot 50 percent in the game and […]

Arts: Saves the Day singer drops sensitive pretense

Despite his lyrics on fallen friendships, broken hearts, pain and suffering, Chris Conley, singer and songwriter for the New Jersey-based punk act Saves the Day, believes he is “probably the luckiest kid you’ll ever meet.” Given the rising popularity of his band, its ever-expanding fan base and a successful new album, his statement bears some […]

Hobbs moves from one former team to the next

Now that GW rookie head coach Karl Hobbs has defeated one of his former teams, he prepares for another: the University of Connecticut. The match-up, coming in the first-round game of this weekend’s BB&T Classic at the MCI Center, has been circled in red since the 2001-02 schedule was published. “You never want to go […]

Clever banter fuels play

Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” is a resounding hit. Under the careful direction of Allison Wottawa, it will keep the audience in stitches for the duration of the performance, and possibly well into the night. The audience is given a backstage pass into the realm of the writer’s […]

GW hosts improvisational dance based on discovery

This weekend GW will host the D.C. 7th International Improvisation Festival, a celebration of improvisation as an art form in the areas of dance and music. The festival, founded by GW dance professor Maida Withers and sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, explores improvisation through performances and workshops, with an emphasis on the […]

Staff Editorial: Signed off

GW is supposed to foster an environment where curious minds quench their thirst for knowledge. The freedom to learn what one wants is a key component of the American higher education system. GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development offers two classes teaching students American Sign Language. Of the University’s undergraduate and graduate population, […]

Hilarium lacks

Saturday night, Lafayette Hall, 12 a.m.: A group of students on the seventh floor called the new party board game called “Hilarium” lame. Victims asked for a restraining order and for the game to be removed from production. Suspect was described as a major toy and game manufacturer named Mattel. Open Case. Hilarium is similar […]

Staff editorial: Relief denied

Revised figures now show that about 3,800 people died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many of whom were gay. But according to The Washington Post, the gay and lesbian partners of victims will not receive any of the billions of dollars available from relief organizations and the federal government. Unfortunately, because of current laws, […]