December 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 32

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

Greek Briefs

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will host a poker tournament to raise money for children with disabilities Saturday at 4 p.m. The event will be held in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house in Townhouse Row, at 23rd and G streets. It is open to members of the Greek-letter community. Participation is $12 per person […]

Mamma Mia!

The components of “Mamma Mia!” seem so incompatible – because, really, how is it possible to make a cohesive musical with the unlikely bedfellows of the Greek isles, ’70s disco glitz, questionable paternity and retro pop songs? But while the premise seems like a stretch, “Mamma Mia!” delightfully pulls it off with finesse. The musical, […]

Behind the Scenes: Richard Donner on the making of “Timeline”

Films like “Lethal Weapon,” “Superman” or “Goonies” need no introduction. But while films like these become a part of pop culture, the individuals behind them often fade quickly from the public eye, if they ever get noticed at all. Behind the scenes of the aforementioned films is director Richard Donner. Donner’s latest work, “Timeline,” currently […]

Cinema Sinner: Reflections of Evil

To enjoy this film with your date: Clothing: B.U.M. Equipment Food: Liquor chocolates found in the garbage can Music: “Promises” by The Carpenters Everyone left for Thanksgiving, spending astronomical amounts of money to go home for three days. This befuddles my mind because the longer December break is a mere three weeks away. Do the […]

Bill investigates textbook prices

Several lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the college textbook industry, claiming that high textbook prices are becoming a financial burden for students. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) introduced legislation last month that would trigger a Congressional investigation into the average amount of money students spend on textbooks and the average cost of producing a […]

The Bar Belle: Hell

2327 18th St. N.W. Carded: yep, but only after being coaxed in by bouncers Cover: nope Dress: Adams Morgan trash Specials: None Finals period is hell. Your brain is fried, your body is exhausted, and while Thanksgiving break was supposed to be full of rest and relaxation, the days off only yielded more stress – […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 11/21 – Guthridge Hall 12:05 a.m. – case closed University Police responding to a possible fight discovered four students in a verbal argument about where to move a table. The students resolved the issue among themselves. 11/18 – Ross Hall case closed A female employee became “loud and disorderly” when she was asked […]

GW to expand wireless internet access

The University will respond to student demands for expanded wireless access next semester by creating more “hot spots” around campus. A student survey conducted by the Student Association this fall reported that 60 percent of students said having wireless access was important or somewhat important to them. Last year, in a similar survey, a majority […]

Selling GW through ads

In the next few months, GW graduate Jose Hernandez-Rebollar’s face will be plastered around the city. Hernandez-Rebollar, who invented a glove that translates sign language into spoken English as a graduate student in engineering, will be featured in advertisements promoting GW’s graduate programs. The University has been creating magazine, newspaper, radio and television ads to […]

EMeRG receives late allocations

EMeRG received its initial allocation of $6,600 Nov. 23 following more than six weeks of lobbying and petitions to the Student Association. The amount is a 10 percent increase above the allocation the group received last year. Student Association President Kris Hart said EMeRG completed and submitted its allocation request on time but the SA […]