February 23, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 46

Stories from the February 23, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Piping Hot

D.C. chili spots Ben’s Chili Bowl 1213 U St. N.W. (202) 667-0909 Hard Times Cafe Chili Parlor 1404 King St. Alexandria, Va. (703) 837-0050 3028 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Va. (703) 528-2233 La Prima Shops at 2000 Penn. (202) 887-1001 Chili is a winter food trend that Washington has never ignored. It has the spice to […]

Candidates splurge on campaigns

Student Association elections bring a bombardment of posters, palm cards, buttons, stickers and candy with candidates’ names and slogans printed on them. The Joint Election Committee regulates candidate spending on campaign paraphernalia. Presidential and executive vice presidential candidates may spend up to $750, while senators are capped at $400. Either the JEC or a third […]

Swimmers, divers earn familiar finish

Swimming and diving teams change each year as older student-athletes graduate and younger ones take their place, but when the Atlantic 10 Championships come around, it seems as though everything stays the same. For the third straight year, the women’s top three finishers were identical, as GW took third place this past weekend in Buffalo, […]

Baseball loads up on young talent for run at A-10 Title

Following a season in which the GW baseball team reached its fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament but failed to defend its 2002 title, the Colonials head into this season with plans to take that championship back. And they may just have the talent to do it. Position players Chris Barry, Travis Crowder and Tony Dokoupil […]

SJT addresses foreign affairs

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg spoke about the role universities play in democracy and nation-building at the Woodrow Wilson Center Thursday afternoon. “We have, with some exceptions, become a truly internationalist nation,” Trachtenberg said at the beginning of a 30-minute speech covering the progression of America as an international nation, the role of the United […]

Gymnasts score season high at Kent State

The GW gymnastics team scored its highest total of the season Friday to finish second out of three teams at Kent State University. The Colonials’ 195.400 total put them ahead of Bowling Green University’s 194.975 and behind the Golden Flashes’ winning total of 196.350. Senior Rachel Mann led GW, finishing with a 9.900 as the […]

Mass Appeal: Our Arlington baseball team

Has anyone seen the GW baseball team play? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Students here go to basketball games, soccer games, lacrosse games and water polo matches. But despite the fact that the program made the NCAA Tournament in 2002 and went 37-18 last year, baseball is almost a forgotten sport. The reason for this is simple. […]

President returns to GW

When Georgian President and former GW student Mikhail Saakashvili received an award from University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Sunday night, he recalled the last time the two had met. “The last time I saw you in 1995, you gave me a T-shirt,” said Saakashvilli upon receiving the President’s Medal in front of 450 people in […]

Staff Editorial: Corson for EVP

Over the years, the traditional role of the Execuitve Vice President as the president of the Student Association Senate has diminished. What the position needs is a distinguished senator, capable of making the Senate more effective. The best person to do this is Sen. Asher Corson (U-CCAS). In the last year, Corson has been one […]

Florida Atlantic sweeps GW

The Colonials were swept by No. 16 Florida Atlantic University in a three-game series in Boca Raton, Fla., last weekend. In their first three games of the regular season, the Colonials fell to the Owls 7-1 Friday, 29-1 Saturday and 7-5 Sunday. The second game of the series was particularly tough to swallow for GW. […]