April 18, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 58

Stories from the April 18, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Monta?ana goes undrafted by WNBA teams

Graduating women’s basketball player Anna Monta?ana was surprised to watch the WNBA draft take place Saturday without hearing her name called. But the forward said she has not given up on her professional aspirations, and is considering playing in Europe. “I was very disappointed,” Monta?ana said. “I thought I was going to go at least […]

Nationals a hit in new hometown

Major League Baseball is born again in the diamond-shaped city. Reuniting wasn’t supposed to feel so cold. To stay warm on this chilly Saturday night – and celebrate Vinny Castilla’s fourth inning two-run homer – the RFK Stadium crowd of nearly 35,000 jumps up and down in unison, violently shaking the faded maroon, yellow and […]

Editorial: Keep us informed

In June 2004, the University changed its long-standing policy of seizing remaining Colonial Cash at the end of the academic year. Conveniently, they neglected to publicize the change in a way that would inform most students. The new policy provides for rollover of GWorld funds, allowing students to utilize their points for 35 months after […]

Baseball downs Richmond

The GW baseball team has developed a heated rivalry with Richmond over the past few seasons. This year, the Colonials now have the early upper hand. Despite falling to the Spiders 10-9 on Sunday, GW won the both ends of a doubleheader Saturday, winning the series 2-1. “It’s a huge rivalry for us so it’s […]

Column: Not the solution

“Personal accounts do not solve the issue.” What issue, you ask? Why, the Social Security solvency issue, that nagging little problem that means by 2041, the retirement fund will be completely bankrupt. Who, you ask, would say such a thing? Maybe the AARP, a Democratic spokesperson, or some other raging liberal organization committed to expanding […]

Hostetler breaks lacrosse scoring record

The GW women’s lacrosse team regained its winning ways with victories on Friday and Sunday. The Colonials (11-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) beat A-10 rival St. Joseph’s on Friday 17-5 and knocked off Colgate 12-8 on Sunday. Sophomore Laura Hostetler became GW’s all-time leading scorer after notching two goals and two assists. Hostetler’s 126 career points […]

Comic Books: The American mythology

I am willing to put myself out there, to commit social suicide, to defend the indefensible position: comic books are cool. They are, really. They are cool. They are relevant. They are not just fantasy. They are the American mythology. The popularity of “Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2,” “X-Men,” “Sin City” and the upcoming release of “Batman […]

Column: Shifting attitudes on Israel

It has been years since students on either side of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict have seriously clashed at GW. That’s why it wasn’t surprising to see that trend continue – but this time with a slight twist. While the Student Alliance for Israel put on their annual “Israel day” in Kogan Plaza, one law student stood […]

Computer glitch prompts GWeb search closure

When junior Turner Floyd prepared to register for classes two weeks ago, she went about looking up which class sections had been filled, just as she had done in previous years. But when she logged on the GWeb Information System, a list of closed classes could not be accessed. “I didn’t panic, but it was […]

Column: Buy gas while you can

“The Future’s A Gas,” joshes a column headline from an August issue of last year’s Economist. It continues, “Even as headlines scream about $50 a barrel oil, energy firms and their investors are becoming increasingly excited about its likeliest replacement: liquefied natural gas (LNG).” Even if LNG is the future of energy technology, it does […]