December 9, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 36

Stories from the December 9, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Between the lines: When losing is better than winning

Judging by their current record, the Colonials are a .500 team. Their three wins over Mount St. Mary’s, Bucknell and Florida International countered three losses to No. 14 Connecticut, No. 2 Texas and No. 9 Maryland. On the surface, the first two weeks of the season have gone exactly the way everyone expected. But if […]

More than a mood swing

* Names have been changed to protect the students’ privacy. “I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating real well. The three days before I finally went into the hospital, my heart rate was like 150 beats per minute. Finally, when I went, I was just getting so lightheaded; I felt like I was going to pass […]

Davidson’s three gives GW one-point victory

Lindsey Davidson’s first three- point shot gave the Colonials their first points of the game Saturday. Her last three-pointer gave them a one-point victory over host Syracuse at Manley Field House Saturday. The four she sank in between gave her a team-high 20 points and a new career high in three-point shots made. After a […]

Staff Editorial: Sign it

Student Association President Phil Robinson should sign the bill affirming support for a “mutually beneficial relationship” between the United States and Israel, currently on his desk. The substance of the legislation takes precedence over an abbreviated Senate debate on the issue, causing students to wonder whether SA senators are actually representing their opinions. The main […]

Staying Faithful

Eric Waldman’s mother told the temple where they could find her son. It was his first Hanukkah away from home, and the Jewish Community Center of Paramus, New Jersey, had a package for him. Inside were a menorah, candles, chocolate gelt, dreidles, a book of prayers and instructions. Waldman, a senior, says every member of […]

Around the Nation

Mayor steals UC-Berkeley newspapers (U-WIRE) BERKELEY, Calif. – Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates admitted responsibility for stealing and trashing about 1,000 copies of The Daily Californian that carried the student newspaper’s endorsement of his opponent, police said Thursday. Bates, who earlier denied stealing the newspapers, released a statement Thursday apologizing for his involvement in the theft. […]

Forum: Attacking the AIDS epidemic

In light of the recent commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Bush administration needs to drastically change the U.S. policy toward AIDS, both domestically and internationally. Worldwide, 14,000 people are infected with HIV each day, and the number of people with HIV or AIDS will more than double by 2010. AIDS has already taken 25 […]

Around Campus

Congressmen to discuss issues on campus Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas) and Washington Post reporter Dan Balz will lead a discussion on the issues, problems and policies facing the incoming 108th Congress Monday 1-2 p.m. in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Students will have the chance to ask questions of the panelists during […]

Letters to the editor

Bad working conditions If the zoning regulation changes and allows the Health and Wellness Center to stay open until 1 a.m. Monday to Friday, many unforeseen problems will come to head for HWC management and is student employees. Currently, all student employees at the HWC are seen as expendable, and management urges students who are […]

Student alcohol violations down

Though hospitalizations for alcohol consumption have increased greatly this year from last year, officials report a “significant” decrease in less severe alcohol violations. Administrators attribute the lower number of “minor” and “serious” alcohol violations to the University’s new policy of notifying parents of all alcohol violations. A campaign by the Center for Alcohol and other […]