November 8, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 24

Stories from the November 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Basketball Preview: Men to serve up heaping helpings of Rice

In many ways, this year begins a new era for GW’s men basketball. In others, it will be business as usual. Back in March, GW found itself facing Vanderbilt, who dealt the Colonials a 77-44 defeat in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The loss brought to earth a program that seemed to be […]

Diana Kugel: Decoding classroom decorum

Most of us have been attending some kind of learning institution since we were 5 or 6 years old, so the concept of education is ingrained in us. So well ingrained perhaps that we fail to acknowledge just how lucky we actually are. Especially as college students, we are absolutely privileged to be able to […]

Ridley Scott’s gangster paradise

Judging from the previews, Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster” looked like an organized crime drama to rival the likes of “Goodfellas,” “Casino,” or “King of New York.” Unfortunately for this generation, “Gangster” failed to hit the bar set by those classics and is a only a good movie – not a great one. Based on true […]

Basketball Preview: Men’s Projected Starting 5

Travis King Sophomore, point guard – 6-foot-2, 215 pounds Last year: 5.7 points per game, 2.0 assists per game Lowdown: King will miss at least the first game of the season while recovering from a fractured kneecap. When healthy, King is a floor leader and distributor who can also hit open jumpers consistently. Maureece (Reece) […]

Justin Guiffre: Thurston’s fire alarm must be reliable

About a week ago Thurston Hall had another one of its seemingly countless fire alarms for this semester. Of course what can you expect when you have more than 1,000 freshmen who have ready access to microwaves and the occasional illicit toaster stuffed into a single building? Fire alarms are going to occur, like it […]

Tony Hawk’s ‘Proving Ground’

I’m going to give all of you who dare to attempt it a moment to think about how many Tony Hawk games there have been since the series premiered in 1999. Don’t worry, take your time. Trust me, it’s more than you think. OK, done? It’s 10. Yes, 10, not counting multiple versions of the […]

Basketball Preview: Men’s Schedule

Men’s Basketball Schedule Nov. 10 — vs. Mount St. Mary’s — 2 p.m. Nov. 14 — vs. Boston University — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 — at UMBC — 2 p.m. Nov. 28 — at UCLA — 10:30 p.m. Dec. 2 — vs. Auburn — 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 — vs. UMES — 7:30 p.m. Dec. […]

Crime Log

Assault 11/03/07 – The Dakota – time unknown – case open University Police Department officers found a male student in a female student’s room bleeding from the nose and mouth area. He said an unknown male came into the room and assaulted him. Neither he nor the female student could identify or give a description […]

Greek Brief: Greek Week raises money for philanthropies

This year’s Greek Week, sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Council and the Pan-Hellenic Association, is raising money for various philanthropies and will introduce new members of fraternities and sororities to GW’s Greek-letter community. “This is something we plan for months and months and months,” said Chris Dibitetto, president of IFC. “It’s a big deal for us […]

Basketball Preview: Women’s Schedule

Women’s Basketball Schedule Nov. 9 — at UMBC — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 — at Virginia — 7 p.m. Nov. 14 — vs. Kentucky — 5:15 p.m. Nov. 18 — vs. No. 3 Rutgers — 8 p.m. Nov. 23 — vs. South Dakota State # — 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24 — vs. Western Kentucky # […]