February 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Revamping a classic

Who says opera has to be outdated, dry and obscenely long? Last Friday, a cast of 15 students proved quite the opposite with their snappy and delightful performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” the fast-paced comedic opera about greed, betrayal and, of course, overblown emotions. In the case of “Gianni Schicchi,” Puccini uses such sensationalized […]

Club Roundup

Roller Hockey League needs a save The White House Roller Hockey League lost its location and namesake in December when construction began on the strip of Pennsylvania Avenue that it previously used as a rink, and now the league is in danger of disbanding. Because that construction is scheduled to last through February 2005, those […]

Triple (double) threat

Last Friday, junior Anna Montanana took an outlet pass with seven seconds left and dashed down the court. Although she was 2-for-11 on the night and had missed GW’s previous two shots, she never looked to pass and took an impossible 25-foot running shot with just under three seconds left. The three-pointer went in, the […]

20th century expression and spirit at the Phillips Collection

When looking back at early 20th century art, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali are the names that come to mind. Other than the realist images of Grant Wood’s farmers and Henry Whistler’s reclining mother, the American public may remain uninformed about those who pioneered the modernist era here in the United States. So […]

Faculty debate sign language status

Students will be able to fulfill foreign language and culture requirements with American Sign Language in coming years if the University adopts a faculty proposal. Geralyn Schulz, chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, drafted the proposal with Curtis Robbins, another faculty member in the department, and said she is “optimistic” about getting […]

Verse magazine debuts at GW

GW students saw a new perspective on fashion, the campus social scene and University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s drinking habits Tuesday with the launch of Verse magazine. The magazine offers a realistic perspective on campus life, with stories on drinking, nightlife and a candid interview with Trachtenberg about his college days. The 31-page publication is […]

Preaching Love:

Since the early 1970s, Al Green has been sweeping women off their feet with his love ballads, and last November, he released his latest album, I Can’t Stop. “Some people ask, ‘does the Reverend still got it?’” Green exclaimed before a near-capacity crowd at DAR Constitution Hall Friday night. After the Reverend hit some incredible […]

Housing Lottery 2004: Few students elect to stay in current rooms

GW received fewer than 30 applications from students choosing to keep their current on-campus housing, with most students electing to select new housing assignments or move off campus, Housing Services officials said. The new policy, dubbed “squatters rights,” was established this year to encourage upperclassmen to stay on campus and fill GW’s growing number of […]

SA candidates debate

Student Association presidential and executive vice presidential candidates gave their positions on U.S.-Israel relations, on-campus kosher food options and birth control at a forum Wednesday night. The hour-long event, sponsored by the Jewish Student Association and Student Alliance for Israel, addressed issues pertaining to GW’s Jewish community. About 40 students attended to hear their candidates’ […]

More awkward than puberty

Tupac and Biggie. Jay Z and Nas. Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff. These are the contenders in the biggest pop culture feuds of the last 10 years. Apparently, Disney’s “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” was a major bone of contention for the two starlets. But the final product is a movie so erratic and […]