October 20, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 21

Stories from the October 20, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Parents, alumni flock to GW for Colonials Weekend

GW welcomed parents, family members and alumni to campus this weekend to participate in a variety of events and to visit with students and friends. For the second consecutive year Colonials Weekend combined Parents Weekend and Alumni Weekend. Jason Miller, director of alumni benefits, said although he does not yet know how many alumni attended, […]

Whoopi performs, disappoints

A nearly sold-out crowd at the Smith Center welcomed Whoopi Goldberg with a standing ovation on Friday night. The comedienne kicked off this year’s Colonials Weekend. About 5,000 people attended the hour and a half-long comedy routine, including CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer. Goldberg opened her show by warning audiences about her crude language and voicing […]

Dayton ends women’s streak

In a span of no more than 15 seconds during overtime Sunday, the women’s soccer team was denied not once but twice by what appeared to be hand balls inside Xavier’s penalty box, but no penalties were called. Those non-calls and Xavier’s subsequent double overtime game-winning goal capped off a horrendous weekend for the Colonials, […]

Column: Thank you sir, may I have another?

Seven years after my Bar Mitzvah, I finally became a man last week. My initiation, de-flowering, whatever you want to call it, happened Thursday night. I am now a true Red Sox fan. Twenty-year-olds do not remember the hurt of 1986. We were barely in pre-school. After the Yankees moved on to the World Series […]

Beach Boys return to GW

GW students, parents, faculty and alumni danced to a live performance from the Beach Boys in the Smith Center on Saturday. “It’s really great to be here tonight,” Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love said to a sold-out crowd. “It’s really great to be anywhere tonight, considering the Beach Boys started in 1961!” The Beach […]

Sports brief: Colonial Invasion to kick off basketball season

A spirit event called Colonial Invasion will mark the beginning of the GW basketball season Thursday night at 9 p.m. in the Smith Center. Both the men’s and women’s teams will participate, along with the GW spirit squad and one outside act, an aerial dunk team. GW Spirit Coordinator Niccole Macchione said the event was […]

Volleyball falls to Owls again

The GW volleyball team lost to Temple on Friday, 3-0, failing to avenge last year’s loss to the Owls in the Atlantic 10 Tournament final. Temple has now beaten the Colonials ten consecutive times dating back to 1998. GW rebounded Saturday, though, easily defeating La Salle, 3-0. Senior Sarah Hokom led GW with 13 kills […]

Staff Editorial: The premise for an alternative academic calendar

The first in a series of editorials addressing the alternative academic calendar. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg first presented his concept for an alternative academic calendar nearly one year ago to the Faculty Assembly. After much debate, GW is now weeks away from forming an implementation committee that will develop specific suggestions to phase in […]

Men split in Ohio

The GW men’s soccer team went to Ohio this weekend and came back with an even split against two tough Atlantic 10 opponents, beating Xavier Sunday, 2-0, after getting shut out by the same score Friday against nationally-ranked Dayton. “We’ve now played three teams in the (A-10) who are in the Top 25 in the […]