October 23, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 22

Stories from the October 23, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: A silent presidency

The bad news is that watching a Democratic debate sometimes bears odd resemblance to an overcrowded family arguing over the best cut of the turkey at Thanksgiving. The good news is that the turkey is President Bush. If the polls continue down their current path, and barring a Kucinich-Sharpton ticket, it seems that the Democrats […]

Letters to the Editor

Shocking immaturity I was awed but hardly shocked at the level of immaturity in a recent Hatchet column, “End the Pessimism” (Oct. 16, p. 5). Contributing Editor James Gilbreath’s blunt accusation that the Republican Party is “spread(ing) lies” is haphazardly thrown into casual speech as if it were an indisputable fact not requiring any factual […]

Column: Downright shameful rhetoric

The list of past Democratic presidents is long and distinguished. It is composed of vibrant, visionary leaders. Men who dutifully answered their country’s call amid turbulent times and, in the process, forever shaped the very course of world events and the ideals of one of America’s great political parties. However, after analyzing the rhetoric of […]

Crew can’t find rhythm at Head of the Charles

The GW men’s varsity crew team finished 35th out of 41 entries at the 39th annual Head of the Charles River crew competition Sunday. The women’s team finished 37th out of 40 teams. The prestigious race runs for three miles along the Charles River in Boston, where teams from all over the world come to […]

Reel to Reel: Movie Reviews

“Veronica” I am a movie that takes place in Ireland! Actually, I’m not. But this is what I would be saying if I were “Veronica Guerin” (Touchstone Pictures), Cate Blanchett’s latest attempt at claiming the Academy Award that Paltrow girl so unjustly stole from her. Everything about the film screams “Emerald Isle,” from its rather […]

Water Polo secures fourth seed for Southerns

The GW men’s water polo team finished fourth this weekend at the Inter-Regional Competition at Princeton University. Though they said they had hoped for a better finish, it was still a good weekend for the Colonials, as they were able to secure at least the fourth seed for the CWPA Southern Championships. “I think we […]

The Horizon shines at G-town

“It’s strange standing up here knowing that every single person in the audience is smarter than you,” Sister Hazel frontman Ken Block told a Georgetown University crowd October 10. Laughter ensued. Soon after, while the band was in the middle of one of its jangly country-pop tunes, a large dildo was lowered from the overhead […]

Platt and Hedges speak up about “Pieces of April”

Worried Thanksgiving Day will feel even more awkward and forced than last year? Peter Hedges’ upcoming film “Pieces of April” (United Artists) tells the story of how the holiday turns out for one troubled suburban family. The film is about those of us whose holidays can be some of the most dreaded days of the […]

The ‘Cool Factor’

There are many adjectives to describe Interpol, but just one will suffice: cool. A few months ago, Spin magazine named two members of the band among the 30 coolest people in rock. After Saturday’s sold-out show at the 9:30 Club, all the members of Interpol should be on that list. Forget The Strokes, forget The […]