February 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 47

Stories from the February 28, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

Students wins $20,000 on “The Price is Right” Senior Adam Croce won $20,000 on the “The Price is Right” when the mens’ Ultimate Frisbee Team attended a taping of the game show Feb. 20. The team was in San Diego for a tournament, which was cancelled due to rain, and decided to travel to the […]

Group hopes to increase SA voter turnout

A newly created student group is attempting to increase the number of voters in this week’s Student Association election. UVote was started in late January by freshmen Gina Fernandes and Maggie Beckham, who said they felt the low voter turnout of previous years was “appalling.” Last year, 10 percent of students, or about 2,100 undergraduates […]

Women lock up A-10 West with two weekend wins

The GW women’s basketball team came into last weekend knowing wins over Duquesne and La Salle would produce a division title for the fifth time in six seasons. The Colonials trailed at halftime in both games but used tremendous second half efforts to pull out victories and lock up the Atlantic 10 West regular season […]

A second adolescence

After three years of classes, exams and internships, Brianna Taylor had a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada and was ready to put it to use. She had long dreamt of law school, but at 21 years old, she packed her bags and left her Las Vegas home for the one place she knew […]

Elliott’s miracle shot sinks Flyers

Sophomore guard Carl Elliott gets mobbed by teammates after his running three-pointer rattled in as the clock expired. DAYTON, Ohio – With the game tied at 59 and the clock ticking down Saturday afternoon, the situation looked bleak. Dayton had the ball, seemingly poised to take the game’s last shot and re-capture the Atlantic 10 […]

Tools for the college vocabulary

What do garden hoes, hammers, men in designer jeans and class suck-ups have in common? They’re all tools, according to many GW students. Just as popular ’90s flicks like “Clueless” integrated the Valley Girl phrases “whatever” and “as if” into last decade’s vernacular, a new generation of young adults has again refreshed the English language. […]

Column: Is Chaney really a monster?

John Chaney is old, ornery and ostentatious. But is he crazy, evil and a detriment to college basketball? Like many high-profile coaches, he has always toed the proverbial baseline. He has brilliantly thrived with one foot in bounds and one out. But it seems as though one act last week, one simple set of directions, […]

Editorial: Give students the choice

This page originally intended on composing a staff editorial for this edition discussing the reasons we opposed the ballot referendum to increase the Student Activities Fee by $1. Our ability to do so, however, was negated by Student Association President Omar Woodard’s veto of the referendum legislation. While we are ardently opposed to entrusting the […]

Resident groups to talk with GW for first time in four years

After refusing to meet with GW administrators for four years, two Foggy Bottom community groups recently agreed to enter formal development discussions with the University. Over the next six months, representatives from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, which makes zoning recommendations to the city, as well as the Foggy Bottom Association, GW and the D.C. Office […]

Editorial: Reflections on Corr

Unlike the contentious battle for Student Association president, the executive vice presidential race is uncontested. When the votes are eventually counted, Morgan Corr – running on the Coalition for Reform slate – will be next year’s executive vice president. While this fact is undisputed, this page finds it necessary to comment on Corr as a […]