January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

Stories from the January 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW a cappella groups sing familiar tunes

“I’m sorry for GW for financing us to be a bunch of jackasses.” So says an anonymous member of GW’s Emocappella group. At their CD release concert last month, members apologized for everything from back hair to giving a girlfriend’s father a hand job. Each outlandish confession was used to introduce tracks from their recently […]

BREAKING NEWS: MPD finds additional clues in student’s death, rules out murder

Posted: Friday, Jan. 16, 2:25 p.m. — Metropolitan Police officials investigating the death of law school student Chris Bartok said the discovery of previously missing belongings substantiates their belief that he was not murdered. Bartok’s body was found Dec. 19 in the Potomac River several feet from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, which connects D.C. […]

Women’s hoops wins No. 500

The GW women’s basketball team easily defeated Yale University on the road Monday night, 81-57. The victory was the 500th in program history, as the Colonials reached 80 points for the second time this season. The Bulldogs (2-10) kept the game close throughout much of the first half but still found themselves down 43-31 as […]

In stores and on sale

Artist: Counting Crows Title: Films About Ghosts Genre: Rock Label: Interscope/Geffen If you’re a Counting Crows diehard, you’ll love this album, but you probably already have it. Whether it’s an older CD somewhere in your collection or your own ‘best of’ mix, Ghosts probably looks a lot something you already own , as it features […]

Gymnastics to host GW Invitational Sunday

The GW gymnastics team kicks off its season Sunday at the annual GW Invitational. GW has won the event on numerous occasions, including victories in 2000 and 2002. Last year, the Colonials again produced a strong performance but could not out-do eventual winner University of North Carolina. The No. 20 Tarheels will compete in the […]

Lunch, cigars and basketball with “Red”

Minutes before the start of a recent GW basketball game, an elderly man makes his way to his seat at the Smith Center. He walks slowly with a cane, wearing a gray sweater, slacks and a dark blue U.S. Navy cap – a wardrobe that does little to distinguish him from the older fans sitting […]

Sports brief

Five will enter GW Athletics Hall of Fame GW will induct five new members into its athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. A dinner followed by induction ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. The 45th class in University history will expand the Hall to 116 members. The inductees […]

Hatchet Movie Awards 2003

Most ridiculous car chase: “The Italian Job” I understand that it’s not easy to re-invent the car chase. I mean, it’s all pretty self-explanatory. But Mini Coopers? My God, this was just sad – souped up Minis scooting around to save the day. To the auto industry, Mini Coopers have come to represent the Ewoks […]

The Bar Belle

After a rather uneventful break in “Sin City” (a.k.a. Las Vegas), I was excited for a triumphant return to D.C. nightlife. As tiresome as it may be at times, the odds are usually in your favor to have a good time. Sometimes a trip to a new bar is better than getting a royal flush. […]

Mann looks to return to regionals with teammates

Despite winning its fifth- straight A-10 Title in 2003, the GW gymnastics team failed to make the NCAA Southeast Regional, something it had done in 2002. The team remained competitive with regional powerhouses University of Florida, Maryland and University of North Carolina, but the Colonials suffered through injuries and too many mediocre performances, particularly on […]