February 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 45

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

Theater review: The Perils of War

Bertolt Brecht’s play, “A Man’s a Man,” is not for the passive theatergoer. But then, that was Brecht’s point. The anti-militarist comedy/musical is currently at Arena Stage under the direction of renowned Hungarian director Enik Eszenyi. Brecht is often considered to be one of the most innovative playwrights of the 20th century, dabbling in the […]

Kerry edges out Edwards in Wisconsin, Dean drops

Posted 12:01am February 20 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Tuesday night’s Wisconsin primary brought a narrow victory for presidential hopeful John Kerry, and also signaled the end of one time front-runner Howard Dean’s bid for the White House. Kerry, D-Mass., garnered 40 percent of the vote. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., trailed close behind with […]

Iraq council opposes Bush plans

Posted 11:55pm February 19 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau As three more U.S. soldiers and one U.S. civilian lost their lives in Iraq this week, several members of the Iraqi Governing Council said they no longer support President Bush’s plan to select an interim government through caucuses but prefer the council become the sovereign […]

Editorial: Farcical SA endorsements

It is difficult to fathom that the GW College Democrats and the College Republicans are two of the largest and most well-funded groups on campus, given the amateur handling of their endorsement process for Student Association candidates. Each of the past two years, prominent CRs and CDs have secured the endorsement of the other organization. […]

Boxing – is it a man’s world?

“Against the Ropes” (Paramount Pictures) is a film inspired by the story of Jackie Kallen, the most successful female manager in boxing history. Kallen (Meg Ryan), a gutsy, outspoken woman who grew up in a family of all male boxers, has been waiting years for a chance to leave her boring job and exhibit her […]

Column Potential ‘Skull’ conspiracy

Believe it or not, President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry actually have something in common. No, this is not a joke, and this commonality goes beyond their widely known association with the secret “Skulls” society at Yale University. You can call it a concocted “Skull” conspiracy, or just a rare glimmer of sensibility […]

The Bar Belle: Top of the Hill

319 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. Carded: at the door Cover: none Dress: professional attire required Specials: overpriced upscale drinks during happy hour I am currently looking for an apartment somewhere other than Foggy Bottom. Requirements for location include walking distance to the Metro, within three blocks of a good bakery/bagel place and has a neighborhood bar. […]

Column: Wasting what we have

Juxtaposed to exponentially increasing global environmental problems are the recent expeditions by NASA’s twin robot geologists, “Opportunity” and “Spirit,” the Mars Exploration Rovers that have been launched in search of answers about the history of water on Mars. Not only are these $810 million robotic tin cans making an even larger dent in the United […]

So-Cal’s Finest Ready to Rock GW

Ask lead guitarist Josh Partington of Something Corporate what the best part about playing colleges is and you won’t get the obligatory answer about great fans. Oh no, this man is all about the parties afterward. Something Corporate burst onto the rock-pop scene in 2002 with a summer hit. Shortly after releasing an EP that […]

Column: Reform the Code of Conduct

Lee Roupas should be commended for finally seeing the light in calling for an audit of the Student Association’s financial books, but his motives and timing seriously need to be called into question. Wasn’t it Roupas who opposed an ethics package this past semester that included a full audit of the SA? As a matter […]