June 16, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 4

Stories from the June 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Advice to frosh

Well, here you are at Colonial Inauguration. You’re meeting and greeting fellow freshmen, registering for classes and getting a taste of what life will be like in a residence hall. By now you should have come to at least one important conclusion: residence halls are small. GW has packed all of you in so tightly […]

More to GW than CI portrays

There is nothing worse than the kindergarten teacher-like demeanor of the Colonial Cabinet at Colonial Inauguration. The last thing incoming students need is an idealistic, super upbeat, completely positive assessment of what is to come in their next four years in D.C. If you haven’t figured it out by now, GW is not simply what […]

Reviews: The Matrix Reloaded

Much has been revolutionized since the inception of the Wachowski brothers’ Matrix phenomena. Never before had mainstream cinema and philosophy been paired so successfully with the accessories of sex appeal, aggression and extreme cinematography; the original “Matrix” broke this boundary, “Reloaded” however, does not. The viewer joins Neo (Keanu Reeves) and his fellow freedom fighters […]

Revies: Dumb and Dumberer

A few years back, I realized that between first grade and now, one thing has remained constant: my undying love for toilet humor. You know, poop and pee jokes, sexual innuendoes, etc. Really high brow stuff. Good ‘ol poop and pee stories still crack me up just as much as ever. It was with this […]

On the record with SJT

He is a man obsessed with change in pursuit of success and during his 15-year tenure, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has performed a facelift on GW and the surrounding community. GW has bought and built nearly two dozen buildings including multiple hotels, acquired two campuses, expanded its boundaries into Virginia and more than doubled […]

Reviews: The In-Laws

Have you ever had to wear a thong in a hot tub with a French criminal just to get in good with your in-laws? If so, I pity you. If not, you are in for a treat with Warner Brother’s “The In-Laws.” Starring Michael Douglas (“Don’t Say A Word,” “Traffic”) and Albert Brooks (“Mother,” “The […]

Greek Life expands at GW

With three fraternities and five sororities slated to move into GW’s new Townhouse Row in the fall, leaders in the Greek-letter community said they are looking forward to an increased presence on campus. Currently, 14 percent of students are involved with Greek-letter life, said Michael Gargano, associate vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. […]

Reviews: Down with Love

Down with love! Well, down with love that doesn’t involve Ewan McGregor. That’s the conclusion I came to by watching “Down With Love” (Twentieth Century Fox). While the movie is cute and entertaining, it is carried by its star power. The dreamy McGregor and his hint of a Scottish brogue will make the women in […]

Within These Walls

The truth is going to come out at some point, so I may as well state it sooner rather than later – strange things happen in Thurston Hall. It is an accepted part of GW life. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will see, do or smell something you wish you wouldn’t […]

Beyond Thurston

The club scene may not be your cup of tea, but if you are under 21 and looking for something fun to do on the weekends, there are a variety of clubs just waiting to take your cover and stamp your hand. Maybe you want to go to a place where you know you will […]