March 13, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 55

Stories from the March 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

At the Movies: Anyone smell a rat?

Willard by Lauren Spitzer 3 Hatchets Animal lovers beware. The rat pack is back, and we’re not talking Frank Sinatra. This “rat pack” includes a smart and obedient Socrates, along with Big Bad Ben. Ex “X-Files” director Glen Morgan makes his directorial debut in a recreation of the 1971 thriller Willard. This remake adds new […]

PB negoiates with Jurassic 5 for Spring Fling

The Program Board is negotiating with hip-hop group Jurassic 5 to headline this year’s Spring Fling. While PB Executive Chair Brian Gless said he was optimistic the group would perform at GW, he said “anything could still happen.” “They’re ready to come, we just need that signed contract that says they’re coming,” Gless said. While […]

Staff Editorial: A life-long skill

Universities across the country are failing society by producing class after class of “college graduates” that never learned college-level writing skills. College students generally cannot write well, and the fault lies entirely with the universities. GW, finally realizing that English 10 and 11 are merely extensions of high school English courses that many students consider […]

What’s the word? It’s ‘Grease Lightning’ baby!

Few shows have every audience member grinning before the curtain rises. Oh, the power of “Grease.” Playing at the Warner Theatre, the 1972 musical, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and directed by Ray DeMattis, will make you throw a few dance moves into your step during the walk home. On a stage decked […]

GW sets housing options

The University is pushing juniors and seniors to campus boundaries and beyond in its attempt to comply with a city zoning ruling requiring 70 percent of undergraduate students to live on campus or outside Foggy Bottom. GW is also in the final stages of purchasing an upperclassman housing option outside Foggy Bottom as far as […]

Softball takes first win of the season

This week was one of firsts for the GW softball team. The Colonials earned their first win of their inaugural season splitting a double header with Coppin State Wednesday at Mount Vernon. The 6-0 victory came in the second game of the match up, with Coppin State taking the first game 1-0. Freshman captain Elana […]

INTERVIEW: A boy named Goo, or rather Robby

The harrowing gaze of Hollywood industry types makes everyone ugly. Facts are fact, man; if you’re not pretty you better rock pretty damn hard. So OK, Robby Takac’s not a stinker, but he doesn’t have Johnny Reznik’s pristine poise, or his wind-swept hair. So why is this guy the coolest Goo Goo Doll? It’s not […]

Gymnasts’ season-high not enough against Terps

The GW gymnastics team scored a season-high 195.475 in their third straight meet against Maryland but could not match the Terrapins’ own season high 196.650. GW Head Coach Margie Foster-Cunningham said she was proud of her girls after the meet and called their high score “critical for regionals,” since regionals are based on season scores […]

Chris Monroe breaks scoring record as men advance in tournament

AMHERST, Mass. – First, he vomited. Then he took medication and slept. Then, finally, Chris Monroe made history. After missing the team’s film session and pre-game shoot around with an unspecified illness, the senior became the GW men’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer with 23 points in the Colonials’ 85-74 win at Massachusetts Monday night […]

Insomnia awakens unfettered creativity

“I am an insomniac, so for me the state of being asleep is a paradise I can never reach.” The phrase looms over the new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts like a prayer to Hypnos, the Greek god of slumber. “But I still try to conquer the insomnia; it is […]