February 17, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Late three keeps streak alive

Just when it seemed the Colonials were too dominant to be exciting, having won each of their previous eight games by at least 12 points, they produced one of the most memorable finishes in Smith Center history Friday, beating Xavier with an improbable last-second three-pointer from 25 feet away. That win, coupled with a more […]

Mensah-Bonsu rises above the rest

Sophomore Pops Mensah-Bonsu had a hard time deciding which one of his many dunks this season was his favorite. After a moment of deliberation, he raised his eyebrows and said the most memorable slam definitely came in the GW men’s basketball team’s win over Rhode Island Feb. 7. The two-handed reverse alley-oop landed him a […]

College online meeting sites

Friendster.com What is it? – A six degrees of separation-style network of friends of friends, and it can be addictive. Who uses it? – People who want to network through their own friends to find peers, usually for friendship or business. Why is it cool? – You can build a nearly endless ring of online […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s tennis wins two in a row The GW men’s tennis team won matches over Rhode Island and Boston College this weekend, improving to 5-4 on the season. The Colonials won a tight 4-3 match over the Eagles and handily beat the Rams 7-0. Juniors Matt Treadgold and Jake Jopling both went undefeated on the […]

La Madeleine is purely provencal American

La Madeleine 3000 M St. N.W. (202) 337-6975 www.La Madeleine.com If you are planning to study abroad in France, this is not the place to start. La Madeleine is a French bakery, but only in the American sense. This is Americanized French food, and who doesn’t like a little taste of Uncle Sam? After entering […]

Editorial: Lighten up on Greeks

Greek-letter life is becoming increasingly stagnant on campus. Whereas only four years ago G Street – referred to as the unofficial “Greek Row” – was a hotbed of Greek-letter activity, most of these once-popular houses are now closed. The houses have been effectively replaced by the newly established University-owned Townhouse Row on 23rd Street. These […]

HBO loses its ‘Sex’ drive

“Can women have sex like men?” was the first question posed by Carrie Bradshaw. And the questions never stopped: “To be in a couple, do you have to put your single self on a shelf?” “Are there women in New York who are there just to make us feel bad about ourselves?” “Maybe mistakes shape […]

Column: Vote for The Donald

The Donald for 2004. No, I do not mean Mr. Trump, the real estate mogul of New York, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Palm Beach. I mean that I give my personal endorsement to none other than Mr. Donald Rumsfeld, the current secretary of defense, for the presidential nomination of 2004. I choose to differ […]

British beauty fad hits M Street

Lush 3066 M St. N.W. Wednesday, Feb. 4 1:32 p.m. When my editor assigned me to write about Lush, she described the store as a sort of “beauty deli” where you could purchase a pound of soap neatly hand-wrapped in white paper like a pound of American cheese you just brought home from the GW […]

Column: We all bear the responsibility

Who bears responsibility when workers at a university campus are unable to exercise their basic rights and freedoms? Who bears responsibility for the workers at GW’s Colonial Parking trying to organize for better wages, better health care and a better standard of living for their families? Who bears responsibility for cafeteria workers struggling in the […]