September 16, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 14

Stories from the September 16, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Op-Ed: Not just another holiday

The events of 9/11 focused the attention of the country like no other event in history. Seeing their greatest buildings imploding was, for many, the most traumatic and horrifying footage Americans had ever seen. Now, a year later, we, the living, have assumed the task of remembering those who have fallen. As anniversaries go, “9/11 […]

Volleyball finishes third at Boise State

The GW volleyball team lost two of its three matches at the Boise State Invitational this weekend, finishing third overall in the four-team tournament. The Colonials (6-4) beat host Boise State University Friday and fell to Eastern Washington University and No. 8 University of Utah Saturday. Eastern Washington (11-0) went undefeated to win the tournament […]

Humor column: The bliss of a new year

I just had an orgasm. Summer, in the sexual escapade that is life (full of hasty fumblings, unfulfilled expectations and lonely mornings) is the climax, that blissful release that the whole year builds up to. That warm weather in May is like foreplay, it heats things up and gets you thinking about what’s to come. […]

Women buried by late goals at Ohio

The defending Mid-American Conference Champion Ohio Bobcats lived up to their billing Friday afternoon when they handily defeated the GW women’s soccer team 5-2 in Athens, Ohio. Senior midfielder Kimberly Sanders scored her first career goal in her first game against her twin sister Rachel, a defender for Ohio University. Despite Sanders’ goal and an […]

Letter: Blind Patriotism

In response to Pietro M. deVolpi’s letter (“Defending Patriotism,” Sept. 12, p. 5), I would like to bring attention to the fact that over seventy countries’ people fell victim to the tragedy of September 11. If we truly mourn the lives lost, we have no business discriminating between the ethnicity and nationality of the victims. What right do we have to rally around those deaths as solely American, just because they occurred on American soil? Or do you mean to say that your heart only goes out to the “American” victims?

The Full Nelson: A GW football addict searches for a team

So we don’t have a football team. It is a sad reality every Saturday, and if you’re like me, sometimes you weep openly until you fall asleep amid tissues and a carton of ice cream while watching your third SportsCenter of the night. But as my colleague Brian Costa informed us in an article a […]

Cross Country finishes fifth, eighth at Navy Invitational

The GW women’s cross country team took home a fifth-place overall finish at the Navy Invitational Saturday morning. The men finished eighth overall in the second meet of the season for both teams. Host Navy swept the meet for the second straight year. The Midshipmen women finished first among 12 teams while the men topped […]

Out of Africa

For seven weeks Matt Krouner lived in a hut with no running water or electricity. The sophomore slept covered by a mosquito net. He ate food with its head still attached. When it came to washing himself, he had to boil the water for 15 minutes to kill all the germs. “I’ve been to other […]

Men’s soccer gets roughed up

The GW men’s soccer team went down fighting in its 2-1 loss to visiting Saint Francis University in a physical game that included 38 fouls, five yellow-card warnings and two red cards on a soggy Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. GW freshman defender Ben Mortimer and Saint Francis’ Mike Giardetti were both ejected […]

Beyond the numbers

The U.S. News and World Report’s 2003 “Best Colleges” issue hit newsstands today. The magazine’s list of the top 50 schools in the country has recently been a hot topic on GW’s campus because for the last few years the University has not been on it. But do the rankings have an impact on the […]