February 25, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 48

Stories from the February 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter: Al-Zaabi mistakes

I am deeply concerned about numerous and serious inaccuracies in The Hatchet’s Feb. 19 article (“GW links to Al-Zaabi expand”). As a person interviewed for the article, I would like to correct some of the major inaccuracies. In the first place, the inside headline (“GW sees trend of UAE, Saudi student failing”) on page 11 […]

Spotlight: A way to Jumpstart the day

Eleven preschoolers are sitting in a circle, making hats out of copies of The Hatchet and The Village Voice. They are preparing to go on a scavenger hunt. Scanning the classroom with binoculars made of cardboard tubes in search of toy animals, these kids are discovering their surroundings through their imagination. They are being taught […]

SA candidates launch campaigns

Student campaigns officially started Friday in a less feverish fashion than years past. Following tradition, some candidates camped out overnight to stake out prime poster locations, but gone was the tense battling for positions. The campus walls are now lined with red, blue and neon posters touting Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing […]

Sports: Colonials end 10-game losing streak

Karl Hobbs and the Colonials used their home finale to end the team’s 10-game losing streak with a win over Richmond, giving Hobbs a chance to address his fans on a positive note. The win, which came two days after the team’s worst loss of the season to Dayton, does not save GW from its […]

Staff editorial: No vote, no complaint

Abstaining from voting in this Wednesday’s Student Association election means giving up the right to complain about student government. Without a healthy voter turnout, candidates have a difficult time gauging what students expect from their leaders. In The Hatchet’s Feb. 25 Weekly Web Poll, 53 percent of 180 respondents indicated they plan not to vote. […]

PB Executive Chair candidates

Josh Bhatti Program Board Executive Chair candidate Josh Bhatti said there is plenty of room for improvements in the PB and he wants to program events that students will universally enjoy. “The best thing about doing concerts is you see the students happy and bring some fun to campus. I want to see that continue,” […]

UMass snaps women’s win streak

GW had to beat just one more team to remain undefeated in conference play and enter next week’s Atlantic 10 Championship as the only team without a blemish on its conference record. But the Colonial women lost to UMass Sunday at the Mullins Center 62-53, to finish with a 15-1 conference record and ending a […]

Forum: Arafat chooses war, not peace

The time has come for Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to wake up. He has been hitting the snooze button on his alarm clock for far too long. Now is his last chance to act as the true leader of his people using diplomacy rather than violence to achieve Palestinian aspirations of statehood. Sadly, it […]

Inside Our Pages: Student uproar spurs healthy dialogue

I have been pleasantly surprised by the feedback students have given on a story about Greek-letter diversity on campus. Much of the feedback has been positive, pointing out that raising the issue is a good first step to addressing possible improvements. But there are others who are outraged by comments in the story they deemed […]

Baseball drops two in Tulane series

After ending Tulane’s five-game winning streak with a 9-7 win to start the series, GW dropped two final games at Turchin Field. Jake Wald hit his first homerun of the season in the rubber match, a 7-4 loss, and put GW in positionto tie late in the game. Tough Tulane pitching ended the Colonials hopes […]