May 1, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 66

Stories from the May 1, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

John Malkovich tells tales of Prestige and Pretension

In Being John Malkovich we view the film’s namesake as a staunch performer, resigned to intellectual snobbery. He’s anal retentive, obsessive and unquestionably dull. Is this the real man we see, or perhaps simply a comic shadow? As Malkovich himself said in a recent Hatchet interview, it may be a bit of both. “Yes, I […]

The Juliana Theory

Life is really about the little things. Some treasure sunny days, cool nights or a soft bed. In my case, as I waited for my interview with The Juliana Theory, it was the sight of Eat ‘N Park smiley cookies. The sugar cookies, with their white glaze and colorful smiley faces, are as Western Pennsylvania […]

Upperclassmen wait for housing

Approximately 190 rising juniors and seniors are still without housing after this year’s lottery, housing officials said Wednesday. But all rising sophomores, including more than 170 who were on the list after the weekend’s lottery, have campus housing for next year. Andrew Sonn, director of Housing Services, said his office is working to find beds […]

Offense powers baseball’s win streak to 11

Whether they’ve needed it or not, GW pitchers have had a huge cushion of run support to fall back on lately. With Tuesday’s 17-5 win over Bucknell University, GW notched its 11th win in a row, matching the fifth longest streak in school history. During the run, GW (30-11, 7-5 Atlantic 10) has scored at […]

Shakespeare can be funny

As an English major, with a less than loving relationship with Shakespeare’s work, it seems odd to admit that Shakespeare can actually be hilarious. What can I say? It’s just plain funny, especially when performed by as talented a cast as this one. The Royal Shakespeare Company is the cast I speak of, presenting a […]

Shooting blinds UMD female

When University of Maryland sophomore Elizabeth Meejung Lee arrived at Washington Hospital Center Friday afternoon, doctors had little hope that she would survive through the night. Her former boyfriend, GW junior Ki-Seong Kim, shot her in the head before killing himself in a College Park parking garage. Lee, 20, has completely lost her vision, and […]

Sports Brief: Softball team shut out in doubleheader

The GW softball team was shut out in both games of a doubleheader against Maryland Tuesday, marking the 15th and 16th games this season in which the Colonials failed to score a run. The Colonials (3-32) were defeated 6-0 in both contests in College Park, Md. and have now lost six games in a row. […]

Foley and friends

“There’s a weird experience I had with Al (Pacino) once: we left some place and all of a sudden the people on the street were stopping. For a second and a half I got kind of excited like ‘oh, something’s going on. Somebody’s here.’ I was curious. Then I realized, it was fucking Al.” James […]

President Announces Victory in Iraq

Posted 12:14 p.m. May 6 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush proclaimed victory in Iraq last week, giving a colorful speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which was headed for shore in California. Although Bush said much of the fighting is over, there is still much work to be done in Iraq and […]

Column: Convincing foreigners America ain’t bad

BARCELONA, Spain – When we left off, our muckraking hero had volunteered to do what no other GW Hatchet columnist dared – convert the image of the United States abroad back to the soft, cuddly teddy bear it had been in the days of Truman and Eisenhower. It wouldn’t be easy, but nothing about being […]