January 20, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 36

Stories from the January 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Survivors: Students barely escape tsunami

While most of the GW community watched the events of the Southeast Asian tsunami unfold from the safety of their living rooms, three students spent Dec. 26 running from the giant wave. Sophomores Zeke Williams, Laraine Hsu and Nat Kampanatsanyakorn were vacationing in Krabi, Thailand, during winter break when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake underneath the […]

Colonials shut down Spiders

As snow settled outside the Smith Center Wednesday night, the GW women’s basketball team’s trademark “blizzard” zone defense worked wonders on No. 25 (ESPN/USA Today) Richmond. The Colonials’ stifling effort helped upset the Atlantic 10 West leading Spiders 69-57. “I was really proud of our defense tonight,” McKeown said. “We contested almost every shot they […]

Basketball Notes

Cowan to transfer GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has confirmed that junior Jaz Cowan and senior Lafonte Johnson have left the program. Hobbs said Cowan has transferred but did not specify where. The coach said Johnson has chosen to end his basketball career. Cowan, who only logged 37 minutes this season, including an […]

Trend Tracking

Wondering who will be the next big thing in music? You might just see it on campus cable channel 93. MtvU, the first TV station catered specifically to the music tastes of college students, is entering its second semester broadcasting at GW. The all-music station follows trends across campuses nationwide using campus radio play lists […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s basketball Monta?ana and Beck earn weekly honors Senior Anna Monta?ana was named Atlantic 10 player of the week and freshman Kimberly Beck was named A-10 rookie of the week. It was the second time the players won their respective awards. Swimming and diving Horton-Perenchief shines in Colonials’ loss Katura Horton-Perenchief’s performance brightened up the […]

Romeo Revamped

The two star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet receive a flashy and digital extreme makeover in The Folger Theatre’s latest production. Director P.J. Paparelli brings authenticity to Shakespeare’s tragedy; for once, Romeo (Graham Hamilton) and Juliet (Nicole Lowrance) are the whiny, self-centered, melodramatic teens that they’re supposed to be. Combine that with a perfectly cast […]

Andy Rooney to speak at May Commencement

Longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Andy Rooney will keynote the University’s May 22 Commencement ceremony on The Ellipse. President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called the CBS journalist a “man at the peak of a long and interesting career who has devoted himself to thinking out complex issues and sharing them with the rest of the country.” “I […]

Editorial: A crisis ignored

The Southeast Asian tsunami is a terrible disaster, and is justifiably generating significant media coverage. While natural disasters generate compelling human stories, it is imperative the media, and world citizens in general, not forget the world’s human disasters. Currently, while a venerable army of reporters camps out in Southeast Asia, there is little if any […]

HOVA’s future in limbo

The University may turn the Hall on Virginia Avenue into an upperclassman dorm or sell the property following a recent city order that prevents freshmen from living there after August 2006. University officials said they do not know what will happen after 2006 when HOVA cannot house freshmen. If GW sold the 454-bed hall, they […]