February 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 44

Stories from the February 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Walking backwards

Groups of starry-eyed, sometimes confused and frightened looking high school students wander around the campus with one thought in their heads: How does this person give a tour of GW while walking backwards and not run into anyone? The students seen around campus leading groups of prospective students are tour guides for the Student Tour […]

Staying true to the red white and blue

It must have been fate that led Congressman Jon Fox to invite a curious young busboy to join him and his staffers for dinner one evening five years ago. It’s a move that Kris Hart, the National Finance Director of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), will always be thankful for as it jumpstarted his […]

U-WIRE UPDATE: Powell calls Iraq evidence ‘deeply troubling’

Posted 12:00 p.m. Feb. 5 by Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief Secretary of State Colin Powell told the United Nations Wednesday morning that the Iraq is continuing its “policy of evasion and deception that goes back 12 years.” In a speech widely anticipated to make the case for war against Iraq, Powell told the […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I met this girl a couple weeks ago who is really smart and has a great personality. But she’s not pretty at all, so I’m wondering is it possible to date someone that you are embarrassed to be with in public? ~Not-so-Hot Girlfriend Chick: This all depends on you and your standards of what […]

No. 23 Xavier to visit Smith Center Tuesday

After two home wins over Saint Joseph’s and Duquesne last week, the GW men’s basketball team will have a tough time extending their winning streak to three games when No. 23 Xavier visits the Smith Center Tuesday night. The Musketeers (15-4, 6-1 Atlantic 10) will present an immediate mismatch with the presence of preseason All-American […]

Men defend home court

The GW men’s basketball team used a solid defensive attack to win back-to-back games for the first time since December, knocking off Duquesne 68-58 at the Smith Center Saturday. A three-pointer by senior Chris Monroe with 25 seconds remaining in the first half put the Colonials (8-10, 2-5 Atlantic 10) up for good as they […]

Pre-med Hall balances hoops, books

Mike Hall is a typical GW freshman. He loves D.C., especially the cultural elements. As a pre-med student, he is focused on his career and academic plans. He enjoys visiting the Smithsonian, is inspired by the power of the National Mall and appreciates the diversity of the city. The similarities may end there. Hall is […]

Women win 10th straight in dominant fashion

While the GW women’s basketball team recorded its 10th straight win Sunday with its victory over Rhode Island, any one of the 728 fans in attendance at the Smith Center would not classify the Colonials’ performance as just a win. It was a slaughter. The Colonials (14-5, 10-0 Atlantic 10) beat the Rams (11-9, 3-6 […]

Juuust a bit outside

“GW has a baseball team?” “Yes,” ace right-hander Greg Conden answered the inquiring woman in the elevator. “We’ve got uniforms and everything!” The woman left the elevator, containing a few warm-up clad baseball players, dumbfounded. She didn’t know that Conden’s response was straight from the movie Major League. In the 1989 flick, pitcher Ricky “Wild […]

Pi Kappa Alpha returns to campus

After a six-year absence, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will be recruiting students this March as the organization hopes to re-establish itself at GW after a mixed history. The national organization discontinued its GW chapter in 1997 after documenting hazing, but said they hoped to bring the fraternity back to campus under better circumstances. “We […]