January 13, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 38

Stories from the January 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Around Campus

GW welcomes students back with events Several campus organizations are hosting events as part of Winter Welcome Week this week. Activities include: *Hypnotist Keith Karkut, Tuesday at 8 p.m. Get hypnotized at the Mount Vernon Hand Chapel. *Totally ’80s Movie Night, Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be shown in […]

Around DC

Metro talks fare increase Metro riders may see a cost increase of up to 60 cents in the coming year as the mass transit system struggles to deal with a $48 billion budget shortfall and decreased ridership. Metro Chief Executive Richard White called for an increase in rail fare in the wake of the sluggish […]

Men drop first two A-10 games, fall below .500

The GW men’s basketball team struggled out of the gate in the new year, dropping its first two Atlantic 10 games at Temple and La Salle. After a 6-5 start in non-conference play, the Colonials stumbled through a Philadelphia road trip, losing to the Owls 68-65 last Sunday and falling to the Explorers 67-49 Saturday […]

Around the Nation

Rumsfeld doubles troop presence in Gulf The Pentagon ordered more than 60,000 troops to the Persian Gulf last week, doubling the U.S. presence in the region and increasing speculation that the country could be at war in less than a month. The move is part of an ongoing troop deployment that would position the country […]

Out of Bounds: Men’s basketball game notes

Junior point guard Darnell Miller injured his wrist last month and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Miller averaged less than one point per game in nearly 12 minutes per game before suffering the injury. Senior Chris Monroe leads the Colonials and the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 20.8 points per game. […]

Women turn streak around for conference play

Winter break was truly a tale of two teams for the GW women’s basketball team, and, appropriately, it was the best of times and it was the worst of times for head coach Joe McKeown. He saw the Colonials (8-5, 3-0 Atlantic 10) drop their first four road games over break, marking the first time […]

Lights! Camera! Action!

Diary of A Nicotine Junkie and Efficiency are not big-time Hollywood films. Odds are few people have ever heard of them, but they are famous in their own respect at GW. Juniors Jon Reiling and Danny Riesser directed them both. For Reiling and Riesser, film is more than a hobby, it is something they love […]

Out of Bounds: Women’s basketball game notes

The Colonials’ win over Saint Bonaventure gave head coach Joe McKeown his 300th career victory at GW. Now in his 14th season at the helm, McKeown already holds the title as the Atlantic 10’s winningest coach with a 368-135 career record. Senior red-shirt Cathy Joens, who averaged more than 19 points a game over the […]

Twisted fun

“Relax your head … relax your head … your head is relaxed.” I breathe in deeply, trying to compete with the deep exhales of the man beside me. I feel like I’m hyperventilating more than achieving tranquility. The room at D.C. Yoga is warm and dark and smells faintly of incense. Madonna chants in the […]

GW gymnasts lose opener at Kentucky

The GW gymnastics team lost its season opener to No. 22 Kentucky 193.625-191.500 Friday night at Lexington’s Memorial Coliseum. Junior co-captain Rachel Mann led the Colonials, finishing third in the all around. Mann’s all around score of 38.725 put her behind Kentucky’s All-American Aronda Primault and Julia Gore who finished in first and second place […]