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.

Holiday Gift Guide

‘Twas the holiday season and all through Foggy Bottom, not a creature was stirring, it was the end of autumn. Stockings were hung by chimneys with care, from Long Island to Jersey, Los Angeles and Bel Air. Students were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of iPods danced in their heads. Well ladies […]

Men lose cross-town battle to American University

Even with sophomore T.J. Thompson’s career-high 26 points and nine assists, the GW men’s basketball team fell to cross-town rival American University Thursday, 81-75 for the team’s second loss in three games. The loss is the Colonials’ first against the Eagles (5-6) in ten games between the two D.C. squads. American’s last victory over GW […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: University names last three groups for townhouses

Posted 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22-University officials announced the last three Greek-letter organizations to get spots in Townhouse Row Wednesday. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Alpha Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities each signed 9-month leases for 24-member houses, set to open next fall. Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma and Sigma Kappa sororities and […]

A trip to a Southwest kitchen

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE (202) 898-0051 Attire: Casual Reservations: necessary Price: Moderate Rating: 4 Hatchets Perfect for a pre-movie supper or great to grab a meal after riding the rails, Thunder Grill’s Southwestern style and Union Station location will win over your palate with its tasty twist on ordinary foods. Sadly, the salsa and chips […]

Winter vacation is anything but a break for athletes

For most students, winter vacation means a break from schoolwork, an opportunity to go home and catch up on a semester’s worth of sleep and a chance to spend time with family and friends. But not for winter athletic teams. For them, winter vacation means the work is only beginning. To players on the men’s […]

Colonial women snap losing streak with conference victory

At halftime it looked like the Bonnies (4-9, 1-1 Atlantic 10) were on track to do the unthinkable- beat the Colonial women at home in a conference game. But the Colonials came out of the locker room juiced, putting together a 11-0 run to grab a 65-49 victory, head coach Joe McKeown’s 300th at GW. […]

DC Diary: Walking in a winter wonderland

Washington Winter Wonderland Thursday, Dec. 5 12:46 a.m. It was early on Thursday morning. After studying for countless hours for my final exam and putting the finishing touches on my final paper, I was ready to go to sleep. Before I shut off the lights and went into dreamland, I looked outside. So where was […]

Swimmers and divers close year at Old Dominion Invite

Old Dominion University won six events to defeat GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in the Monarch’s own invitational Saturday at the J.C. Scrap pool in Norfolk, Va. The invite welcomed both GW and Drexel universities. The Colonial men also lost to Drexel University while the women edged out the Dragons. The men’s […]

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 […]