April 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 58

Stories from the April 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Family tragedy turns into ensemble comedy

It is rare to find a movie that is both emotionally draining and riddled with sharp and intelligent humor. But such a feat is possible by pulling together a superb group of actors to tackle a clever script. Such is the case with Kingdom Come. In Kingdom Come director Doug McHenry (House Party 2) uses […]

Men’s Rugby wins Gorge Cup

The GW men’s rugby club shut out Frostburg State University 17-0 in to win the Gorge Cup last weekend in Laurel, Md. The Colonials advanced to the championship round after defeating Johns Hopkins University, 21-5, and St. Mary’s College 20-0. Captain Tom Hanson was named the tournament MVP.

Staff Editorial: Work out hours

The Health and Wellness Center is nearing completion despite delays that will cause it to open in mid-June, according to athletic department officials. When the building does begin operations, though, many students and others in the Foggy Bottom community may be surprised to learn of the implications of two zoning restrictions placed on the facility […]

Iranian film unveils the lives of three average women

The first image in director Marziyeh Meshkini’s The Day I Became a Woman is a makeshift raft’s empty mast – two sticks tied together without a sail filmed against a cloudless blue sky. But the film soon weaves its own sail with a touching plot and beautiful scenery. Meshkini’s episodic tale of three Iranian women […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday- Mtennis at A-10 Champs TBA Friday- Mtennis at A-10 Champs TBA Saturday- Baseball vs. Dayton noon (DH) Rowing at GW Invitational All Day Mtennis at A-10 Champs TBA Sunday- Baseball vs. Dayton noon Golf at Cleveland St. Invitational All Day

Staff Editorial: Going greek

The addition of two new Greek-letter organizations to GW’s campus provides more opportunities for students to get involved in fraternities and sororities. While GW’s expanding Greek-letter community may be viewed as weak, consisting of younger, smaller groups with scarce funds, this may be the University’s opportunity to build new customs, possibly in a Greek Village […]

Hell Below/Stars Above wallows in quagmire of ’90s alternative rock

Uninspired, unimaginative and hackneyed are just a sampling of words that spring to mind while listening to the Toadies’ new album, Hell Below/Stars Above (Interscope). The album simply recounts the bland and stagnant mid-’90s alternative scene the Toadies played a prominent role in. This replay in itself is of little surprise, considering that Hell Below/Stars […]

Internet confuses applicant process

Students applying to GW graduate programs in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences said online applications have hampered the process and believe the school lost some of their application materials they submitted. Maureen Fleming, a current GW senior majoring in political communications, said the CSAS office had no record of her application as of […]

Letter to the Editor: Policing priorities

The “DC CARES” initiative against underage drinking was out in full force again last week, and as students and residents of D.C., we ought to be asking our police a serious question. How does the Metropolitan Police Department justify their use of significant police resources and manpower to catch underage drinkers, while more than 1,500 […]

Pete Tong brings his Essential Mix across the pond

With summer quickly approaching, students looking for the perfect pick-me-up album to get a weekend of clubbing started off right should flock to stores Friday night. Pete Tong’s Essential Mix is a smooth, funky house/techno journey that will surely usher in a rush of ecstatic weekend pleasures. Tong is a national icon in England, where […]