Pieter vanNoordennen

Jackson Jr. talks equality, civil rights

Congressional representatives addressing the College Democrats Tuesday night emphasized the importance of equality in America. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) spoke on issues from Census 2000 to equal pay for women in speeches that lasted almost two hours in the Marvin Center Ballroom. We are too young not to fight […]

Siamsa Tire proves Irish folklore goes beyond Lucky Charms

More than just Irish eyes were smiling during the opening night of Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, at Ford’s Theatre. America’s fascination with Irish folk traditions began with Michael Flatly and his production Riverdance, which showcases Irish step-dancing. Siamsa Tire (pronounced she?m-sa t?-ar-uh) is twice the show Riverdance ever was. It incorporates […]

GW at the Millennium: The culture behind closed doors

It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday evening and a GW student is leaving his Munson Hall room. He has an appointment in Riverside Towers Hall, the same appointment he has had every day since the beginning of the school year. He walks briskly over to Riverside, where he is signed in and walks upstairs. Inside […]

Funny skit makes hysterical movie

The transition from television to a motion picture is hard – for actors and shows. But, the Mary Katherine Gallagher skit from “Saturday Night Live” isn’t one of those things. The clumsy, socially inept Catholic school girl makes a smooth move from the boob tube to the big screen with a movie that is better […]

Mystery, Alaska leaves unanswered questions

3 Hatchets Despite great hockey scenes and a convincing cast, Mystery, Alaska (Hollywood Pictures) is more “Northern Exposure” than it is Youngblood. The movie centers on the town of Mystery, Alaska, where hockey is more than a sport – it is a way of life. The importance of the weekly Saturday game, when the best […]