January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

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

Gymnastics to host GW Invitational Sunday

The GW gymnastics team kicks off its season Sunday at the annual GW Invitational. GW has won the event on numerous occasions, including victories in 2000 and 2002. Last year, the Colonials again produced a strong performance but could not out-do eventual winner University of North Carolina. The No. 20 Tarheels will compete in the […]

Lunch, cigars and basketball with “Red”

Minutes before the start of a recent GW basketball game, an elderly man makes his way to his seat at the Smith Center. He walks slowly with a cane, wearing a gray sweater, slacks and a dark blue U.S. Navy cap – a wardrobe that does little to distinguish him from the older fans sitting […]

Sports brief

Five will enter GW Athletics Hall of Fame GW will induct five new members into its athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. A dinner followed by induction ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. The 45th class in University history will expand the Hall to 116 members. The inductees […]

Hatchet Movie Awards 2003

Most ridiculous car chase: “The Italian Job” I understand that it’s not easy to re-invent the car chase. I mean, it’s all pretty self-explanatory. But Mini Coopers? My God, this was just sad – souped up Minis scooting around to save the day. To the auto industry, Mini Coopers have come to represent the Ewoks […]

The Bar Belle

After a rather uneventful break in “Sin City” (a.k.a. Las Vegas), I was excited for a triumphant return to D.C. nightlife. As tiresome as it may be at times, the odds are usually in your favor to have a good time. Sometimes a trip to a new bar is better than getting a royal flush. […]

Mann looks to return to regionals with teammates

Despite winning its fifth- straight A-10 Title in 2003, the GW gymnastics team failed to make the NCAA Southeast Regional, something it had done in 2002. The team remained competitive with regional powerhouses University of Florida, Maryland and University of North Carolina, but the Colonials suffered through injuries and too many mediocre performances, particularly on […]

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 […]