September 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 8

Stories from the September 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

War: It’s only natural

When there is no war, the war-like man attacks himself. -Friedrich Nietzche Sometimes a hot war is healthier than a cold one. Making claim to a kind of war beyond the battlefield, “Buffalo Soldiers” (Miramax) tackles the topic of war as a natural and internal human condition. Starring Joaquin Phoenix (“Gladiator”), the film, set at […]

DC Happenings

Thursday Britney Spears and Aerosmith kick off the NFL season with a free concert on the National Mall, 4 p.m. Friday Ron Blake of the Christian McBride Band is playing a free concert at Twins Lounge, located at 1344 U Street N.W., 9 p.m.

Staff Editorial: A breath of fresh air?

After returning home from the smoky haze of a D.C. bar, most GW students immediately dump their stench-filled clothes into their laundry bags before hitting the sack. But students at New York City and California universities can come home smelling fresh after a night at the bars, since the two locations have outlawed smoking in […]

At the movies: Bob Dylan and polygamy

Masked and Anonymous “Masked and Anonymous” (Sony Pictures Classics) is roughly what you’d expect to get if you stretched a Bob Dylan song out to 112 minutes and added pictures. Semi-lucid, vaguely metaphorical narratives make for excellent rock and roll music, but when transmogrified and beamed onto a movie screen, the result is the motion […]

Column: Moderates needed in Middle East dispute

In the campus world of both Jews and Muslims, few things evoke such emotion as the Israeli/Palestinian situation. Because this issue strikes such a deep chord with so many people, the debate surrounding it often spirals into emotional, factless rhetoric. As a result, it is easy to surmise that those on the extremes are guiding […]

BAR BELLE: McFadden’s

Where: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Getting in: carded at the door Cover: $5 Specials: Tuesday night $1 beer is long gone; now bottles are $2 Dress: standard GW “welcome back” attire: mini-skirt, tank-top and flip-flops for girls; polo-shirt and denim for guys Three simple words had been written in my planner for weeks now: “Dollar […]

Former GW star faces drug charges

Former GW basketball star SirValiant Brown will face a jury trial in D.C. Superior Court beginning Sept. 30 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Once the second-leading scorer in NCAA Division I basketball and an NBA hopeful, Brown could be sentenced to up to 180 days in prison and fined $1,000 if convicted. […]