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.

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 […]

Letter: Foreign students

How disappointed I was to read your unfortunately-titled Feb. 19 article (“Foreign students evade INS”), which contained so many inaccuracies. I never stated that there are “lax” requirements for tracking students; in fact, the requirements are stringent with respect to regularly responsibilities of non-immigrant students. It is inaccurate to say that “the current system does […]

Swimming takes third, fifth in Atlantic 10 Championships

The GW women swimming and diving team placed third in the Atlantic 10 Championships with a 459 this weekend in Buffalo, N.Y. Richmond won the meet (752), followed by St. Bonaventure (584). For Richmond, the win marks the first-ever A-10 title in any sport, as this is the Spider’s first year in the conference. The […]

Letter: Theology on Tap’s actual message

I would like to clarify the scope and purpose of my talk at “Theology on Tap” covered in the Feb. 21 issue of The Hatchet (“Students talk religion at Lulu’s,” p. 1). Theology on Tap is a program intended for young adults over the age of 21. The program does not promote the consumption of […]

Step show entertains Lisner audience

The sounds of rhythm resonated through Lisner auditorium Saturday night as GW’s traditionally black sororities and fraternities performed for a nearly sold-out audience at the fifth-annual GW Step Show. About 1,500 spectators attended. A lively audience ranged from Washington Redskin Lavar Arrington to a group of seven students from Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in […]

Gymnasts narrowly edge URI

Led by senior standout Devin McCalla, GW narrowly held off Rhode Island 194.950-194.025 in Kingston, R.I., Saturday. It was not McCalla’s best performance of the year, but clearly the senior ruined URI’s Senior Night, helping defeat the Rams who posted their best score this season and the third best in team history. McCalla swept every […]

MPD arrests six AU students

Metropolitan Police arrested six American University students in a late-night raid of four dormitories Thursday. All six students were released, and four are barred from campus. MPD Sgt. Joe Gentile said the police recovered more than $15,000 in cash, a car, opium and marijuana. MPD could not confirm the amount of drugs recovered. Gentile also […]