March 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 47

Stories from the March 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mosheh Oinounou: Questionable Hatchet news judgement

Last Saturday a recent GW alumna, Imette St. Guillen, was found brutally murdered in New York City. While many prominent national daily newspapers and news networks, including The New York Times, ran multiple stories on her death upon learning the news, The Hatchet chose to wait until its Thursday print edition to first inform the […]

A way of life: When smoking marijuana is a lifestyle

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, junior Rachel Chambers* is holed up in her dorm room trying to pass three hours of idle time before her 6 p.m. dinner plans. She reaches for the shiny black box of cigars she recently purchased and removes one of the long, brown sticks. Sitting on her bed, with a […]

Letters to the Editor

Poor standards The Snapshot entitled “Ashes to Ashes” in the March 2 issue of the GW Hatchet (p. 2) was indicative of the slipshod journalistic standards that The Hatchet holds itself to. For a publication that often derides the mistakes of other organizations or the administration, one expects more from it. In a caption of […]

Lawrence leads women to two wins

Start the slideshow! PHILADELPHIA, Penn – This week, strong guard play has been vital to success. The GW women’s basketball team drew on sophomore Sarah-Jo Lawrence to win two games in the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Philadelphia to advance to Monday’s championship against No. 20/22 (USA Today/Associated Press) Temple. The squad defeated Richmond Saturday 61-51 […]

Ask the Hatchet Geek: I’ve Got Mail?

Senior Kunal Johar, The Hatchet Geek, is a computer science major and co-founder of Twice a month, he will solve typical computer problems students face. E-mail The Hatchet Geek your computer queries at hatchetgeek@com – This week’s question I like using Colonial Mail to read and send my e-mails, but is there some […]

Men keep country’s longest streak alive with OT thriller on Senior Day

Start the celebration slideshow! Start the game action slideshow! In a season built on defying expectations, the Colonials’ 86-85 overtime win over Charlotte Saturday and the fashion in which they closed the deal seemed only natural. When senior Mike Hall missed a three-pointer from the top of the key with 11 seconds left, sophomore Maureece […]

Will Dempster: Things have changed for fans and team

There was mayhem, utter mayhem. After junior Carl Elliott made an improbable putback to punctuate a perfect 16-0 record in Atlantic 10 play, nearly 2,000 students rushed the court to celebrate with their team. For many players and fans, however, both the team’s unprecedented success and incredible fan support was a fantasy four years ago. […]

Hobbs defends Williams, blasts Post story and hints at maliciousness

The University launched a full-scale offensive Sunday against a front-page Washington Post article that questioned the academic credentials of men’s basketball senior Omar Williams. GW head coach Karl Hobbs defended his recruiting practices while conceding that the NCAA Clearinghouse system, which is designed to certify collegiate athletes, is flawed. “We recruit and do things the […]

International students are increasingly foreign objects at GW

By most accounts, freshman Carmen Barboza, an international student from Venezuela, likes it here at GW. She has made friends, likes her classes and is convinced she’s getting a better education than she could in her home country. Still, in many ways – from the differences in school curriculum to the candidness in which guys […]