March 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 52

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

Column: Ignorance is bliss for MLB

Who could blame them, right? It was the summer of 1998, and everywhere you turned, there it was. Fans watched Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire chase history. Balls were flying into the stands, hot dog sales were up and eyes were glued to television sets around the country. It was exactly what Major League Baseball […]

Softball splits with Rhody

After a plethora of cancellations, the GW softball team was finally able to hit the field Saturday, splitting a home doubleheader against Rhode Island. GW was able to squeak one out against the Rams 4-3 in the first game but lost 13-12 in extra innings in the nightcap. The Colonials (6-16, 1-1 A-10) had four […]

Players consider NBA draft

When the GW men’s basketball team ended its season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend, junior forwards Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu expressed optimism that the Colonials would only get better next year. But there is a chance that neither player will be a part of the 2005-06 team, as both […]

Stabbing mars Bhangra after-party

A 20-year-old man died and two were injured in a stabbing outside a GW student group-sponsored party early Sunday morning. Metropolitan Police and University officials said they have no indication that GW students were among those involved in the fight outside the Bhangra Blowout after-party in the downtown Old Post Office Pavilion. The cause of […]

Shakour awaits official win

The votes are counted. The winner has been announced. But the Student Association presidential run-off is not over. SA President-elect Audai Shakour, who won by 29 votes, one of the narrowest margins in recent SA election history, has five violations and would be kept from assuming his post if he is found guilty of two […]

Preparing for D.C. baseball’s return

VIERA, Fla. – Amid the smell of sunscreen under the blistering heat of a Florida sun, a D.C. team is playing professional baseball for the first time in 34 years. Though the Nationals have taken the field nearly every day for the last month, most area fans have not seen the team with their own […]

UPD to monitor student behavior

The University Police Department is establishing a team of officers to handle disturbances in Foggy Bottom in order to address residents’ complaints about student behavior. UPD is in the process of hiring three additional officers to be part of the new team, which was formed because some neighbors said the department is doing an inadequate […]

Housing prices drive some students off campus

Sophomore Ben Matlin is thrilled to be moving off campus next year. He said he and three friends are looking at large two-bedroom apartments in the $2,800-a-month range, meaning they will each pay about the same as he does now in a Madison Hall triple. “We got screwed,” Matlin said. “There are three of us […]

Crime Log

Assault With Deadly Weapon 12/19/04 – Hall on Virginia Avenue – case closed One roommate became angry with the other and began flailing his arms, waving a serrated butter knife in his hand. He then struck his roommate in the right shoulder with the knife. The wound required three stitches. This event was reported March […]