September 22, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 13

Stories from the September 22, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Kireev takes the long way to summer training

He’s barely 20 years old and lives almost 5,000 miles away from his home, relatives and friends. He also speaks with a thick Ukrainian accent and stands six-foot-11. This is Alex Kireev (pronounced Kear-RAY-ef), a sophomore center for the GW men’s basketball team. Kireev moved to the United States when he was 16 years old, […]

Volleyball suffers first losses

It had to happen sometime. The GW volleyball team’s record-breaking run of 10 straight wins came to an abrupt halt Friday as the Colonials were dominated by No. 17 (USA Today/AVCA) Santa Clara University, 3-0, in GW’s first match of the Gamecock Invitational at South Carolina University. The Colonials finished off the tournament by defeating […]

Reeling Colonials swept in Calif.

The GW men’s soccer team continued to struggle this weekend, losing two games at the Adidas Classic in Santa Clara, Calif. The Colonials fell to 1-6 on the season after a 6-0 loss to No. 7 Santa Clara University (NSCAA) Saturday night and a 3-1 defeat to the University of San Francisco on Friday. Junior […]

Varsity Roundup

Cross country teams finish second at JMU The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished second overall at the James Madison Invitational last Saturday in Harrisonburg, Va. Senior Dave Azari and freshman Bridget Skeuse were the top finishers for the Colonials, placing second and fourth, respectively. Azari pounded through the 8K course in […]

Got the Blues?

Few articles of clothing are more important to a wardrobe than a favorite pair of jeans. They can be fitted or baggy, sandblasted or dark, detailed or classic, flared or tapered – the possibilities are endless. But jeans are more than just an item of clothing. Across the globe, jeans have become statements of personal […]

Taking to the Streets

Driving in the District is no easy task. D.C. was recently assigned a very unflattering “D” by TheSteelAlliance, an organization that conducts annual consumer safe driving surveys. TheSteelAlliance looks at the number of aggressive driving acts committed per month in certain cities and then assigns grades to these cities. Based on this criteria, the District’s […]

Battle of the Sexes

Q: I am a heterosexual male, but I find myself oddly attracted to celebrities like George Clooney. What does finding another man attractive mean? Does this mean that I am gay? –Confused Chick: It’s perfectly OK to find someone of the same sex attractive. Actually, women have a bisexual arousal pattern, which means we get […]

Column: GW ranks with Yale, finally!

On Sept. 13, a number of GW students and workers joined the thousands of students, workers and their allies converging upon Yale University in a massive demonstration of solidarity with the nearly 4,000 Yale workers who have been on strike since the end of last month. More than 100 demonstrators were arrested for blocking traffic […]

Staff Editorial: Increase Swipe Speed

When GW students swipe their GWorld cards at on-campus food venues such as J Street, the transaction occurs instantly. But at off-campus restaurants such as TGI Friday’s and Au Bon Pain, transactions are far from immediate, and in many cases it takes minutes for a sale to be completed. The advent of Colonial Cash is […]

Column: Passage of voucher bill stinks of politics

School vouchers passed the House. How exciting. But for those of you who are about to stop reading, I’m not going to talk about the logistics and evils of the Republican-backed plan. I am hardly an expert in public policy, and I’m not going to try my hand at such a boring topic. Here’s how […]