November 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 26

Stories from the November 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Melanie Hoffman: Go to class

As the semester has progressed, the size of each of my classes has shrunk rapidly. Every day fewer and fewer people show up to class, to the extent where there are sometimes fewer than 50 people in a lecture that is supposed to have 220 students. Sure, there are times when you really want to […]

GW outlasts BU in overtime

Friday, Nov. 14 BOSTON – Karl Hobbs walked swiftly down the court Friday night, ready to give Boston University head coach Dennis Wolff a congratulatory hand shake. Nearly five thousand Terrier fans were on their feet, screaming, after junior Corey Lowe had made a streaking layup as time expired. There was just one problem. The […]

Letters to the Editor

Equal rights movement not over I was battered by a sense of conflicting emotions as I watched Barack Obama give his exceptionally eloquent acceptance speech. I felt a sense of pride and patriotism as I bore witness to this once-in-a-generation moment, and yet, as the crowds chanted “yes we can,” I could not help but […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Murder Mystery in Sin City Join students at the Mount Vernon Campus for a night of food, cards and murder mysteries. 8:30 p.m. Ames Pub, Mount Vernon Campus The Wild Party See the Generic Theater Company’s performance of a play about one wild night in Manhattan during the roaring 1920s. Tickets are $5 8 […]

Men’s team counting on frontcourt to play big

Basketball Preview Issue They are the big men on campus. Literally. At heights nearing seven foot, it is impossible for GW’s frontcourt to walk around Foggy Bottom without being noticed. Though basketball is at its core a team game, much of any team’s success depends on its ability to control the paint, where rebounds are […]

Cartoon: Résumé redundancy

“…And here is my GW co-curricular transcript. It’s kind of like my résumé, except not. This one is my résumé, which is really cool-looking. And this one over here is my regular transcript with my grades…”

Few familiar faces among young women’s team

Basketball Preview Issue At first glance, things didn’t seem to be so different during the women’s basketball team’s recent exhibition game. The ball was brought up the court by an energetic, ponytailed point guard wearing the number five jersey, just as it had been done the past four years. But Kim Beck, one of the […]

Fan interest depends on team’s performance

Basketball Preview Issue Call it a case of the fair-weather fans. When the GW men’s basketball team was flying high in the 2005-2006 season, students were proud to call themselves Colonials fans. Talk of college basketball permeated conversations and classrooms. The 2005 Colonial Invasion, featuring the Harlem Globetrotters, drew 3,500 fans to celebrate the illustrious […]

Different strokes

Basketball Preview Issue Noel Wilmore’s game is at the perimeter, but his heart is in the paint. The sharpshooting senior is best known for his stroke beyond the three-point line, where his 42 percent success rate last season ranked first among his teammates and eighth in the Atlantic 10. His scoring bursts last February, peaking […]

King takes back his court

Basketball Preview Issue One could argue that last year’s men’s basketball season was doomed before it even began, that what sunk the team was not a lack of chemistry or a surplus of malcontents, but an awkward landing in an August pickup game hundreds of miles from Foggy Bottom. When presumed starting point guard Travis […]