March 28, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 54

Stories from the March 28, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Killing TV characters made cool: Death to Smoochy

Manipulative agents, scheming television execs, the violent leader of a charity organization for building children’s hospitals and a psychotic, vulgar ex-television star have all joined forces to kill a kindhearted, innocent purple Rhino named Smoochy in the witty satirical comedy Death to Smoochy. Edward Norton (Fight Club) stars as Sheldon Mopes, a struggling children’s entertainer […]

Staff Editorial: More diverse faculty

In a study released by the Vice President of Academic Affairs Don Lehman’s office, 28 percent of new faculty hires are faculty of color, marking a 10-percent jump over the past five years. This is good news for the University, although more improvement in this area is needed. According to the Recruitment and Retention of […]

Maggiano’s offers family dining and Italian aura

Maggiano’s Little Italy 5333 Wisconsin Avenue (202) 966-5500 Reservations: a must on weekends Attire: casual but neat There is nothing small about Maggiano’s Little Italy. This family-style Italian restaurant, located on Wisconsin Avenue next to the Cheesecake Factory, serves up some of the biggest and best authentic Italian meals in D.C. The large dining room […]

Cost of not seizing day

With thousands of students enrolling in the Elliott School of International Affairs to learn about happenings in the world, and thousands more coming to GW supposedly because of the advantages of going to school “at the center of it all,” it is surreal that only a handful of students show up for important and unique […]

THE MOVIE BUFFS: Pootie Tang

Long Story Short: Pootie Tang is an international superstar and superhero who speaks his own language and beats his enemies with a belt that cost 95 cents at the Piggly Wiggly. Needless to say it was the most underrated film of 2001. Alan Says: For the most part, our previous reviews have been on movies […]

Sophomore slump strikes again

I’ve been contemplating my position in life lately, as a student, and in the role I play in my own educational career. As a sophomore at GW, I have considered the fact that I am past the college adjustment stage and should be comfortable – or at least approaching a comfortable lifestyle at school. Is […]

Late-night bites

While D.C. is renowned for its daytime political antics, the city is not usually touted for its vibrant evening hot spots. As a result, residents are often faced with “the night is young, but everything’s closed” dilemma. While the city may lack all-night bar and dancing venues, the city has made quite a bit of […]

GW gymnasts win fifth-straight A-10 title

The GW gymnastics team won the Atlantic 10 championship Saturday, qualifying for the NCAA regional competition April 6 at Penn State. This is the fifth-straight A-10 title for the Colonials and their third-straight trip to Regionals, where they could qualify for a first-ever appearance in the national competition. If the Colonials performance at A-10s is […]

James Madison knocks Rasowsky out early

Despite knocking 14 hits on Wednesday, the GW baseball team stranded 13 runners in a 7-4 loss to visiting James Madison University at Barcroft Park. GW starting pitcher Avi Rasowsky (0-2) gave up four earned runs on seven hits and three home runs before being pulled by head coach Tom Walter after three innings. “Avi […]