October 16, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 20

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

Basketball ready to go

The GW men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold their first practice of the season Saturday, and players and coaches alike said they are excited to get back on the court together. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while,” sophomore forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu said. “I had knee surgery over the summer, so I’m […]

Senator Hagel speaks to College Republicans

“Political parties unite people under a common message, but individuals must not be constrained by their party,” Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said Tuesday night at a GW College Republicans meeting. “Good citizens need not belong to the College Republicans, College Democrats or College Socialists or College Greens,” Hagel said. “But these kinds of institutions help […]

It’s only a flesh wound

If you ask me to rate this film on a scale of one to 10, my head will explode. Using such a system on any other film is problematic; using it on “Kill Bill: Volume One” (Miramax) is hopelessly absurd. With all the ferocious zest that Quentin Tarantino has invested in his latest project, including […]

GW instates international student tracking system

GW’s transfer to a government-mandated international student tracking system this fall has been relatively flawless, University officials said. Since August, all universities with foreign student populations have used the federal electronic tracking system SEVIS to ensure students are abiding by the terms of their student visas. Congress mandated the creation of SEVIS in response to […]

At the Movies

“My Life Without Me” by Andrew Siddons I have a crush on Sarah Polley. I attribute my crush on the lead actress of “My Life Without Me” (Sony Pictures Classics) to several factors, among them her subtle beauty and her quirky Canadian accent. I remember her fondly from Terry Gilliam’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” […]

When home is far away

There are few feelings that compare to the excitement of home field advantage. The familiar surroundings. A vocal crowd cheering. Knowing you have an inherent edge over the competition. But many GW athletes never really experience this thrill because the school’s urban campus doesn’t allow for many home fields. GW’s location is one of the […]

Beyond the frame: The dialectic of challenging traditions at the Corcoran Gallery

Pros by Maura Judkis Typically, a visit to an art gallery entails hours of whispered reverence from afar. Surrounded by signs forbidding photographing and touching the artwork and being stared down by guards at the entry of each room, it’s a wonder that gallery-gazers are able to enjoy themselves at all. J. Seward Johnson, the […]

On stage: Arena Stage tackles the crossroads of genius and madness

“Proof,” David Auburn’s second full-length play, began its journey in a workshop production at Manhattan Theatre Club. Soon after, it made its way to Broadway, where it became the longest running straight play in 20 years. Auburn garnered much acclaim for his torturous tale, winning both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize. That being said, […]

The heat was on

The stage at the 9:30 Club was overloaded with gear for three bands. In a haze of cigarette smoke, the five members of ima robot, the night’s opening act, meandered onstage. “Hello there. We’re ima robot,” announced lead singer Alex Ebert. Then ima robot’s power-garage rock shook the audience. The band tore through a ferocious […]