January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

Stories from the January 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

HATCHET celeb awards

Ben Affleck: This has nothing to do with the whole J. Lo thing. I could care less. Have you seen anything he’s made in the last three years? Do you see where I’m going with this? I don’t think he reads scripts anymore. If I had to guess, I’d say he covers them in gravy […]

At the Movies

“Big Fish” by Jesse Stanchak Features Editor “Big Fish” may be the strangest, most dazzlingly whimsical, downright gorgeous film of the year. Director Tim Burton returns to form with a quirky, delightfully impossible fable about Ed Bloom (Albert Finney), a dying old man who has spun his life into an elaborate tall tale. The film […]

Staff Editorial: Consider changes carefully

In response to the imminent shortage of classroom space throughout the University, administration officials have laid out a plan they feel will adequately mitigate the crisis. This plan calls for a large increase in the number of Friday classes – with more weekend classes potentially on the way – as well as removing later classes […]

Column: Proactive solutions to student issues

After an entire year of scandals and alleged misappropriations of our tuition dollars, the Student Association is finally taking a step in the right direction to rectify an ugly situation. The SA is largely a reactive organization, so it is refreshing to see Sen. Asher Corson’s (CCAS-U) initiative to introduce a comprehensive ethics package, a […]

Letters to the Editor

Unjust policy Secularism is generally defined as the view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs and/or public education. Nowhere in that definition is the outright repression of religious freedoms found. However, French President Jacques Chirac decided to define secularism exactly so by banning religious insignias at school – an act that many […]

Column: Blame the system

The Howard Dean of four years ago may have been just the man Democrats needed to take on President George W. Bush. NBC recently aired footage of Dean from Canadian television while he served as governor of Vermont. This footage showed Dean as a straight-talking, pragmatic New Democrat, willing to depart from the Democratic establishment […]


SA to evaluate Solomon Amendment The Student Association and the GW Law School will host a forum on the Law School’s decision to join the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, a coalition of schools suing the Pentagon for alleged discrimination. The Solomon Act prevents universities that do not allow the military to recruit on […]

What I learned in 2003

A new year brings a fresh start for everyone, but the only way to make the future brighter is to learn from the past. Here are just a few of the things GW taught me in 2003. On our campus, deans have been devalued like the Mexican peso. Sometimes after walking out of Phillips Hall […]

Greek Briefs

Greek-letter groups skate for charity Members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority hosted a skating event for underprivileged children last month at the National Sculpture Garden. The elementary-aged children are a part of the volunteer-based organization Martha’s Table. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1980, is dedicated to supporting low-income and homeless […]

Women compete for ‘Ugly’ position

Wearing a pink miniskirt and high heels, GW junior Becca Greenberg gyrated in front of hundreds of people Wednesday night, competing against 75 other women to become a Coyote Ugly bartender. “I have a low-paying job, and this will get me a little bit more money – everyone knows how expensive GW is to go […]