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: McKeown: here to stay

When GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown came to Foggy Bottom in September of 1989, he never anticipated being here a quarter-century. About to begin his 18th year at the helm of the team, McKeown sees at least another eight seasons with the Colonials in his future, which he solidified in August when he signed […]

Staff Editorial: Involvement with rankings concerning

Earlier this week officials from the School of Business e-mailed and visited classes prompting seniors to participate in a Business Week survey that helps determine the school’s ranking in the publication. While a simple reminder to students to fill out the survey would have been appropriate in this situation, business school officials instead overstepped boundaries […]

Basketball Preview: A guide to Women’s out-of-conference competition

No. 3 Rutgers When: Nov. 18 Last year: 27-9 Postseason activity: Won Big East Conference Championship, lost to Tennessee in NCAA tournament final Head coach: C. Vivian Stringer, 12th season Returning starters: Five The Word: Seniors Matee Avajon and Essence Carson and junior Kia Vaughn were named preseason Wooden Award candidates, an honor given to […]

Basketball Preview: Transfer juniors done waiting, have their turn

Cheyenne Moore and Wynton Witherspoon decided it was time to turn the tables. Sitting on Smith Center’s bleachers, Moore took possession of the voice recorder mid-interview, then flipped it around and began to ask questions. “Well, how good do you think we’ll be?” Moore asked this reporter, referring to the team as a whole. A […]

At the Verizon Center: The Police

Viktors Dindzans/Hatchet photographer Sting, the lead singer from The Police, performs at Verizon Center Monday night. Between 1978 and 1983, The Police released five chart-topping albums and won six Grammy Awards.

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 […]