April 11, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 56

Stories from the April 11, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A night on the town with Engine 23

We’ve all walked past it a hundred times, seen the firefighters outside the station on 2119 G St. Arguably every GW student has seen them come and go, heard the scream of the siren and seen those lights pierce the night sky with unrivaled intensity. It’s March 30 and I’ve been invited, as a guest, […]

WEB UPDATE: Pikiell, Lucas to leave basketball program

Posted Monday, April 11, 6:12 p.m. GW associate head coach Steve Pikell will be named head men’s basketball coach at Stony Brook University in Long Island on Wednesday, according to the university’s assistant athletic director for media relations, Rob Emmerich. GW athletic director Jack Kvancz said Pikell’s departure “is not a done deal yet.” Pikell […]

Column: The alternative to ‘the alternative’

Halloween has always been my least favorite holiday merely for the reason that on Halloween, outrageous fashion has no impact. In fact, it is the one recognized time of year primarily concerned with encouraging conformity to non-conformity. Trying to stand out on a day where everyone has the same intention leaves an undesirable option for […]

Cruising the city with Segway

The Segway is not for the shy. This is the first thing I noticed once manager Craig Davidson of Capital Segway let me take the transportation device for a five-hour test drive. As I cruised throughout Georgetown and Foggy Bottom, I continually received looks from passersby. While some onlookers hurled jeers (“Did daddy buy that […]

The cerebral key

Ah, the Information Age. For more than 50 years, it has proven that an economy can be based on data manipulation and storage, and has created a world where knowledge workers outnumber factory drones. Electronic innovations have bridged global barriers and made previously scarce data available to the masses. But today one nagging question remains: […]

Baseball rips A-10 champs

The GW baseball team won its first Atlantic 10 series of the year after beating St. Bonaventure 10-1 Sunday at Barcroft Park. The Colonials and Bonnies split a doubleheader Saturday in Arlington, Va. St. Bonaventure (13-12, 3-6 A-10) won the A-10 Championship last season and received the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA regional. Junior […]

Women shine at GW Invite

A sun-soaked Washington Harbor provided the backdrop for the 18th annual GW Invitational Crew Classic on Saturday. Schools from around the nation joined the Colonials, including local rivals Georgetown, George Mason, Navy, and the University of Virginia. Virginia captured the overall title, taking four first-place finishes, three second-places, and two third-place finishes to compile 67 […]

Lacrosse’s win streak ends at five

A 9-8 loss to Duquesne Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex snapped the GW lacrosse team’s five game win streak. On Friday, the Colonials were on the opposing end of a close one, beating St. Bonaventure 9-8. GW (9-3, 3-1 Atlantic 10) battled Duquesne throughout, but ended up falling in overtime when Laura App […]

Women’s lacrosse team comes of age

On March 3, 2002 the GW women’s lacrosse team made its first appearance as a Division I squad, beating Marist 10-3. The team, comprised of club players, walk-ons and just nine freshmen recruits, won just four games in their inaugural season and went 0-7 in the Atlantic 10. Three years later, things have definitely changed. […]

Water polo drops pair to tough teams

The GW women’s water polo team dropped two if its three matches this past weekend, each of which were against league opponents. The Colonials opened the weekend with an 18-7 victory over Salem International Saturday at the Smith Center. Senior captain Taraneh Bastani paced GW with three goals, while sophomores Morgan Hooker and Alessia Dinkel, […]