January 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 37

Stories from the January 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Women’s basketball Freshman point guard stars again Kimberly Beck was named the Atlantic 10 co-Rookie of the Week, sharing the award with Dayton’s Brittany Holerman. Beck had 11 points and seven assists in the Colonials win over No. 25 (ESPN) Richmond Wednesday night. It was the third time she earned the weekly award this season. […]

GW’s road woes continue

RICHMOND, Va. – As ice and snow blanketed the ground of the University of Richmond campus, the GW men’s basketball team couldn’t stay warm. The Colonials suffered their second loss in three games Saturday afternoon, a 70-59 defeat at the hands of the Spiders. The Colonials’ sloppy play induced a season-high 26 turnovers and a […]

Student safe after abduction by gunman

What started as a routine walk home from a bar turned into a nightmare for one GW student Saturday morning. At 2 a.m. Saturday, a male driver allegedly forced a freshman into his car at gunpoint at 18th and G streets, according to a University Police crime alert posted around campus Sunday. The student was […]

Column: Winning the name game

To be honest, I don’t feel like talking about the loss to Richmond. So instead, I’m going to tell you a story. I warn you: this is not a story about basketball. It’s the story of a name. Sorry, it’s the story about how the name got so damn big. Say it slowly, syllable-by-syllable: Pops-Men-sah-Bon-su. […]

President Bush sworn in for second term, not without protests

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush took the oath of office for a second term, but not without dissent from those still bitter over the election results. Amid cardboard caskets covered with American flags and signs proclaiming, “people over profits” and “the Christian right is neither,” about 250 protestors from dozens of grassroot organizations […]

Women spread the wealth in blowout

The GW women’s basketball team won its 15th straight home game in record-breaking fashion at the Smith Center on Sunday, beating St. Bonaventure 97-42. The Colonials racked up 34 assists on the day, a new single-game Atlantic 10 record. It was the Colonials’ (12-5, 5-1 A-10) largest margin of victory this season. GW shot 63.2 […]

Xavier beats men’s basketball at the buzzer

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1:47 a.m. Freshmen are not supposed to make shots like that. No one is supposed to make shots like that. Twenty-five foot jumpers are not supposed to be made, let alone attempted. But Xavier’s Stanley Burrell never got that memo. As a result, the GW men’s basketball team’s slide continued Tuesday […]

Ambassadors’ panel calls for UN reform

A panel of European and American ambassadors discussed the U.N. Security Council’s shortcomings Friday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs building. Former U.S. Ambassador George Moose headed a panel of five ambassadors, three Europeans and two Americans, in a discussion of the future challenges facing the UN. Among such challenges, the U.N. Security […]

Column: A social revival of fashion as politics

Sometimes there is nothing more fashionable than indifference. Whatever your feelings about the now-official “four more years,” it is fair to say that your best fashion bet for the future is the disaffected stare. Perfected by heiresses and heroin-chic supermodels alike, an apathetic air executed correctly will withstand the test of time that shoulder pads […]

Students volunteer for MLK Day

Despite an approaching winter storm, 200 GW volunteers set out to serve the community and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday morning. Students were assigned to six different service sites less than a week after Martin Luther King Day, and project coordinators stationed at each location guided small groups of students. We […]