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.

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 […]

New look team to defend A-10 title

Last season the GW baseball team won the Atlantic 10 tournament and advanced to the NCAAs for the first time in 10 years. But one month later, six players, including one junior, left for the major league draft. After losing so many standout players, most college teams would expect to take at least a year […]

GW professor’s McDonald’s suit thrown out of court

Law professor John Banzhaf, whose pioneering consumer health litigation stirred recent class-action lawsuits against fast food chains, said he is not upset with a federal judge’s Jan. 23 dismissal of a case against McDonald’s. The suit claimed McDonald’s is responsible for causing obesity, diabetes and other health issues in young children. Banzhaf called the highly […]

Softball builds for future

When the nine women on the GW softball team take the field Feb. 22 against Norfolk State, it won’t just be the first regular season game of the year, it will be their first time the squad plays a Division I varsity game. Head Coach Leslie King Moore, a silver medallist in the 1990 World […]