November 10, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 27

Stories from the November 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Coming home to an empty house

The GW women’s basketball team is the defending Atlantic 10 champion with two All-American candidates in seniors Ugo Oha and Cathy Joens. And yet, if the past few years are any indication, this talented Colonials team will be playing in front of meager crowds throughout the season. Last year, despite going 15-1 in conference and […]

Nation in Brief

Penn State offers free Napster use STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – An agreement reached last week between university officials and the Napster online music service will soon enable most Penn State students to obtain free, legal music on their personal computers. The program will come at no additional cost to students, Penn State President Graham Spanier […]

GW aims beyond A-10

The GW women’s basketball team won 16 of its last 17 regular-season games last year and then won four more to capture the Colonials’ first Atlantic 10 Championship in seven years. An NCAA Tournament berth followed, and GW beat the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., before falling to Villanova University in the second round. […]

Women have ’97 blueprint

Seven years ago, the GW women’s basketball team had a lethal inside-outside combination with one of the best centers in the nation and a premier shooting guard, both of whom were seniors. The 1996-97 Colonials also had a Spanish star up front and a mix of veterans and freshmen in the backcourt. This formula led […]

Inside George’s Head

GW doesn’t mess around in the mascot department. While other schools are willing to settle for one guy in a felt suit scurrying around in front of spectators, the Colonials have three mascots revving up the crowd at every home game. Being a mascot is not unlike being a super hero: you wear a costume […]

Scouting Report: Women’s Basketball

East Division St. Joseph Hawks Last season: 19-11, 13-3 A-10 The Hawks will start five seniors and shouldn’t have much trouble winning the East again with that experience. Irina Krasnoshiok, a 6-foot-5-inch center, should continue to put up big numbers in the middle. Last year she averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game. There is […]

The buzz on P Street

Walk half a block from a Starbucks, and you’ll walk into another Starbucks. Most of the time, the old joke rings true: Starbucks is everywhere. But every now and then there are exceptions. One local exception is at 2150 P St., where Soho Tea and Coffee has been providing coffee in an alternative late-night social […]

GW snubbed in preseason coaches’ poll

The ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches’ poll came out last week, and the GW women’s basketball team missed the Top 25 by a single point. The Colonials were beat out for the 25th spot by Auburn University, last year’s WNIT winner. The University of Virginia, which went 17-14 last year and lost its leading scorer, came […]

Rachel Gainer finds her voice

Rachel Gainer won the Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition last year, a contest whose past winners include Donald Hall and Sylvia Plath, marking her as one of the country’s top college poets. But you might never realize that by just talking to her. “I’m not very good at articulating myself in conversation,” Gainer says, glancing down […]