September 23, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 16

Stories from the September 23, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

FSP: “Football” attracts international students

What do you get when you mix natives of England, Iceland, Canada and the Caribbean with 18 Americans and put them under the control of an Englishman? The GW men’s soccer team. Fifteen-year veteran head coach George Lidster increasingly looks overseas to build winning programs at GW, a system that has worked for him for […]

FSP: Men’s soccer looks to Goldman, Osborne to lead 10 freshmen

The GW men’s soccer team has ten freshmen, a significant change from the 2001 squad led by nine seniors. After last year’s team finished 9-7 (6-5, Atlantic 10) and failed to qualify for the A-10 Tournament, the 2002 squad hopes its few returning veterans and influx of freshman talent will be enough to avoid a […]

Fall Rush numbers down

Interfraternity Council members said fraternities may reorganize rush week this spring to more closely resemble the structured recruitment of the Panhellenic Association, after some Greek-letter groups experienced abnormally low recruitment this week. Both the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association reported strong Greek-letter interest this year, but many fraternities said their pledge classes were smaller than […]

FSP: Cross country teams look to gain strength

Last year, the cross country program started off with a spark. Under new coach Deb Cane, the men’s and women’s teams finished first and second place respectively at their first meet and pre-season predictions had the team jumping three places in conference rankings. But by the end of the year, the teams had faltered. The […]

FSP: Nowhere to go but up

It took last year’s team twelve games to notch its first win. This year’s team did it in four games. Last year’s team did not win a single match until conference play began September 18 against last-place La Salle while this year’s team won its second match to start a five-game winning streak. Three weeks […]

Women lose in blowout, heartbreaker

With the start of Atlantic 10 conference play only a week away, the GW women’s soccer team lost both its weekend games, falling below .500 for the first time this season. The Colonials were routed 5-0 by the University of Maryland Sunday, after a tough double-overtime loss at Towson University Thursday. Maryland 5, GW 0 […]

Staff editorial: Students should choose new MC venue

The Marvin Center Governing Board’s plan to replace the ground floor Marvin Center post office with a more useful service is appropriate, considering officials call it “drastically underused,” with students renting only 18 of 497 mailboxes this year. What should replace the post office, however, should be a decision involving many students, not just the […]

FSP: Golf loses veterans, retains optimism

For the last few years, the golf team had a clear identity. Thomas and the Twins. Like Jordan and Scottie, no other information was needed. When anyone spoke of Thomas and the Twins, it was understood they meant Thomas Blankvoort, one of the best golfers in GW history and twins Brian and Tim Derdenger, solid […]

Water polo drops two in tourney

The GW men’s water polo team showed its inexperience this weekend, losing both games at the CWPA League Tournament in Lewisburg, Pa. Saturday. The Colonials fell to No. 17 Princeton University 23-11 after losing to rival Bucknell University 12-8 earlier in the day. The losses dropped GW’s record to 0-2 in conference play and 2-4 […]

Staff editorial: Look out your window

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to swamp the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings this week to protest a variety of causes unified against the negative effects of globalization. The protests will make national and international news. While the protests will take place within blocks of GW’s campus, many students will not take interest […]