January 23, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 41

Stories from the January 23, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

She’s like your granny, if your granny was a man

That’s not a woman. It’s a man, baby! It’s hard to describe the performer who stands at the edge of the National Theater stage. Barry Humphries, who created the role of Dame Edna nearly years ago, may remind you of that overly flamboyant Jewish woman who pinched your cheek at your bar or bat-mitzvah. She […]

AT THE MOVIES: Hot Brazillians, hot jazz, and a tooth fairy from hell

Chicago By Chris Correa 4.5 Hatchets Glittering like a black diamond and pulsing with frenetic tunefulness, Chicago, the cinematic adaptation of the 1976 Broadway musical attempts to raise the roof of multiplexes far and wide and nearly burns a hole through the film it’s printed on. Director Rob Marshall has taken the bones of Walter […]

Around Campus

Students create snack delivery service Three GW students launched www.collegesnacks.com this week, a company that delivers late-night snacks exclusively to other GW students. Delivery will be available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Similar to the now defunct kozmo.com, the site will offer items including Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Otis […]

“West Wing” films in D.C. this weekend

NBC’s The West Wing will be filming scenes for this spring’s new episodes this weekend near Constitution Avenue, local TV stations reported Tuesday. On Thursday, crews will film on the north side of Constitution from 12th to 14th streets between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to WJLA 7. They will return at 5 a.m. […]

D.C. Baseball: D.C. gets another chance

“Wait ’til next year.” The expression was started by Brooklyn Dodgers fans around the 1940s and 50s when the Brooks were good but played perennial second fiddle to the New York Yankees. The Dodgers lost the World Series in ’41, ’47, ’49, ’52 and ’53, making those four words the mantra for teams that came […]

Crime Report

Burglary 1/20 – 619 22nd St. 8:16 p.m. case open An individual reported that a stereo and $30 in cash was taken from her apartment. 1/18 – Mitchell Hall case open An individual indicated that his laptop was stolen from his room. Robbery/Force 1/18 – Off campus 10 p.m. case open A UPD officer was […]

The Full Nelson: Despite losses, patience will pay off

I don’t know too much about the stock market. Essentially, my knowledge extends to this: you do research on a company, buy low, sell high and turn a pile of change into piles of cash. Sounds pretty good. Well, I’m here to sell you a sports stock, and its official title is the GW Men’s […]

SA Briefs

Alcohol bill rejected After intense debate, the Senate rejected a proposal to change Student Association bylaws to prohibit SA funds from being used to purchase alcohol by an 18-5 vote Tuesday night. “I’m really disappointed that the legislation didn’t pass, especially when it was simply the right thing to do,” said Sen. Dan Moss (U-SBPM), […]

INTERVIEW: Stutter John and friends or how to say pussy in sign

“That’s how you say pussy in sign language?” Both entertainer and interpreter recoil in looks of pure shock. “Pussy … pussy … pussy.” The audience wasn’t sure if they could laugh or not as the entertainer began to berate the interpreter. Little did they know, it would get much worse before it got any better. […]

Op/Ed:GW ignores student housing concerns

The Housing Committee of the Residence Hall Association has had an ongoing dialogue with the University about how the housing selection process could be improved, a relationship that has resulted in many positive improvements over the past few years. Diverging from such a mutual atmosphere, the administration has made dramatic and sudden changes to the […]