March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

Stories from the March 29, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hatchet celebrates centennial weekend

More than 200 Hatchet alumni, current staffers and community members gathered in the Marvin Center Saturday night to commemorate the newspaper’s 100th anniversary. The gala was part of a weekend-long celebration that also featured several panel discussions about the newspaper’s role at GW and a taping of CNN’s “Crossfire.” GW professor Steve Roberts opened Saturday […]

Varsity Roundup

Lacrosse runs over Howard The GW women’s lacrosse team defeated Howard University 25-7 at Mount Vernon Friday, setting seven school records in the process. In the victory, the Colonials tallied program highs in goals, assists, points, shots on goal, draw controls and margin of victory. Freshman Laura Hostetler set a school record with six goals […]

GW wins two over UMass

The GW men’s baseball team opened Atlantic 10 play by winning two of three games over Massachusetts this weekend. The series win served as a small form of revenge for the Colonials, who were knocked out of the conference tournament by the Minutemen last year. At Barcroft Park Sunday, the Colonials (15-11, 2-1 A-10) pounded […]

Golf wins own invitational

The GW golf team won the GW Invitational this weekend in Issue, Md., marking the Colonials’ second victory of the year while moving them closer to the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 1947. Following last week’s fourth-place finish at the William and Mary Colonial Invitational, the Colonials shot a two-round team score of 596 […]

The Full Nelson: AL forecast: Cloudy with rain

With baseball season almost under way, we at The Hatchet thought it was time to jump on the prognosticating bandwagon. So the following is my take on the American League, with each team’s predicted order of finish followed by a brief comment. Alan Siegel’s National League picks will be available next week. AL East Yankees […]

Research team releases education study

GW researchers found that students enrolled in a new science curriculum in the Montgomery County Public Schools are learning at the same rate, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. Investigators released their first year’s worth of study Friday morning. Members of GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the Columbian College of Arts […]

Column: Advocate for workers

Over the years, the progressive community at GW has fought tirelessly for workers’ rights at our University, and for workers who are in any way affiliated with this institution. We have met with administrators, submitted petitions with thousands upon thousands of signatures, held forums and teach-ins, and organized demonstrations. We have tabled, palm carded and […]

Inside our pages: Tough decisions when covering death

Late Saturday night the GW community experienced its latest tragedy, as a sophomore drowned in the Potomac River Tidal Basin. Philip Augustin lost his life prematurely; he was the fourth student to die in the last four months. As the campus newspaper, it has been The Hatchet’s job to report each of those stories and […]

Column: One professor’s ‘Passion’

Dislocated, almost torn out of their sockets, Christ’s arms looked as if they were pinioned from shoulder to wrist by the twisted cords of the muscles. The tendons of the armpit were cracking under the strain. The hands were wide open, the fingers contorted in a wild gesture in which were supplication and reproach, yet […]

Column: Reasoned liberal opposition

Ever since the buildup to the war against Iraq, I’ve been frustrated by a cacophony of pro-war opinions columns alleging madmen of the Middle East, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism links and 45-minute deployment systems. On the other hand, despite the hordes of active leftists concerned more with reciting petty character assassinations and condensing complex […]