March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

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

Upping the ante: Students place their bets in GW’s poker underworld

It’s official: the popularity explosion of poker, a game that has moved from smoky back rooms to mainstream America, has reached GW. Games that often last long into the night are sprouting up around campus faster than presidential campaign flyers. As with many American trends, the popularity of poker can be traced back to Hollywood. […]

Students bid on campus leaders

GW students packed the Hippodrome Friday night as campus leaders were sold to the highest bidders to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. An “Old Hollywood” theme consisting of black and white balloons and silver stars dotted the stage as 31 student organization leaders strutted their stuff in front of 175 audience members. The date […]

The Morning After: Post-spring break survival

Chick: Spring break is probably a little hazy, and I’m sure there are hours or maybe whole nights that cannot be accounted for, but luckily you have pictures to help piece everything together. Hopefully now, after a week of reflection, you may have reached a few conclusions. The guy or girl (or maybe both) you […]

St. John’s considers Hobbs

GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has emerged as a candidate for the vacant head coaching position at St. John’s University, The New York Times reported Friday. In the article, “a friend of the program” named Hobbs as a potential replacement for Mike Jarvis, who was fired in December. Jarvis coached at GW from […]

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 […]