February 22, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 45

Stories from the February 22, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: The process matters

Our view: Gauging student opinion more exhaustively could have resulted in a smoking ban proposal that addressed the needs of all students. Earlier this month, the University, on recommendations made by the Residence Hall Association, enacted a ban on smoking in all residence halls to begin next year. While the RHA was attempting to work […]

Winter Sweat

With Spring Break just around the bend, the GW student body is hard at work trying to tone up and lean down. While many students make daily or weekly visits to the Lerner Health and Wellness Center (“Hell Well”), for others, it is an annual event reserved almost exclusively for the winter weeks following an […]

Column: From action to results

Last year my campaign slogan was “Stop the Apathy.” One of my primary goals for my term as president was to get more people involved in and aware of the Student Association. Throughout the fall, and even more so since we returned in January, the dialogue about the Student Association, as discussed by those not […]

Monta?ana vaults women into first place

Senior Anna Monta?ana appears to be peaking at the right time. After scoring a career-high 26 points in a 65-60 win over St. Joseph’s Thursday, she came up big again Sunday. In the GW women’s basketball team’s 75-66 overtime win over Xavier at the Smith Center, the forward set a new career high for the […]

Column: The good and the bad

Like most of you, I get my SA news Monday to Thursday, Thursday to Monday, from The Hatchet. Last Thursday, for the first time in a while, the SA news actually reported on something the organization is trying to do that would benefit students. Then last Monday, the SA reverted back to its old problems. […]

Colonials look to end Ohio struggles

As Ohio goes, so goes the regular season. The situation might not be as dramatic as the old political adage attests, but with wins at Dayton and Xavier this week, the GW men’s basketball team will be two steps closer to its first Atlantic 10 West title since 1999. The Colonials (17-5, 9-3 A-10) will […]

Nation Briefs

Affirmative action study met with controversy (U-WIRE) BERKELEY, Calif. – A recent study that found affirmative action hurts black students’ performance in law school has stirred up controversy among faculty and students at law schools across the nation. The report, published in the Stanford Law Review in December, revealed that many black students are unable […]

Column: The machine gets running

You had to feel for Duquesne coach Danny Nee on Saturday. The man came into the Smith Center in the midst of what is now a 6-19 season, and his team was listless. If the Dukes really believed they could win at GW, it was sure hard to tell. It looked more like they had […]

Supercharged Beer

B-to-the-E, the latest in trendy beers from Budweiser, recently became widely available across the United States, including on many store shelves throughout the D.C. area. This new concoction, beer combined with caffeine, ginseng and guarana, saw a major push from Budweiser executives after its initial release in October 2004. Its target demographic is what Budweiser […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball Colonials open season 2-2 The GW baseball team dropped the final two games of a three-game series at Georgia Southern University last weekend. After taking the first contest of the weekend 9-5 on Friday, the Colonials (2-2) dropped a 9-8 decision Saturday and fell 6-3 Sunday. Third baseman Geoff Milsom scored in the first […]