February 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 47

Stories from the February 26, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Another dirty dance…

All right. “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” (Lions Gate Films). Try to keep up. Katey (Romola Garai), the nerdy high school senior, is taken from her safe 1958 suburban white lifestyle and moved to Cuba with her family. Socially awkward, she befriends the other white Americans for about 10 minutes before discovering the cute Cuban waiter, […]

Greek Briefs

Alpha Epsilon Pi holds leadership conference GW’s chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity will host 36 other chapters for a leadership conference this weekend. The Mid-Atlantic Conclave will focus on creating stronger chapters and on strengthening the fraternity’s Jewish mission, fraternity president Dani Greenspan wrote in an e-mail. Allyn Kilsheimer, an alumnus of GW […]

Bars, beers and babes: Exchange Sports Saloon

Where: 1719 G St. N.W. (one block west from Capitol Hill) Prices: $12 all you can drink (Saturday) Girls: None- they’re women How many of you have ever heard of Exchange Sports Salon? If I told you it was only a few blocks from Thurston, you probably would have no idea. But sure enough, the […]

Sports Brief

St. Bonaventure allowed to play in A-10 Tournament The Atlantic 10 presidents voted Tuesday to allow the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team to participate in the conference tournament even though the Bonnies will be ineligible for the NCAA Tournament for the next three years. The conference will amend its rules so that if the Bonnies […]

D.C. Happenings

Thursday Robert Kaplan will talk about his new book, “Mediterranean Winter,” at Politics and Prose Bookstore at 5015 Connecticut Ave., 7 p.m. Friday National Geographic, located at 1600 M St., is sponsoring a Mars Film Festival, and will show “Devil Girls from Mars” and “War of the Worlds,” among other movies.

More than ‘Stacy’s Mom’

As Fountains of Wayne breezed through a set of brilliant pop tunes for a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club Sunday night, a group of giggly high school girls stood near the stage, decked out in new FOW shirts. Before the show, they excitedly took pictures of each other, and once the band started playing, […]

Eye of the beholder

Entering the Hirshhorn Museum’s Douglas Gordon exhibition is tantamount to making one’s way through a carnival funhouse. Scattered amongst ghastly images and film are notices throughout the galleries that urge viewers to tread carefully, and be wary that “this exhibit contains mirrors and extreme darkness.” Gordon fills the Hirshhorn with photo and video installations that […]

Law student drowning ruled accidental

District officials said Tuesday that they ruled the death of GW law student Chris Bartok an accidental drowning, more than two month after his body was found in the Potomac River. A jogger discovered Bartok’s body Dec. 19 in the river, just south of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge. “There was no evidence that somebody pushed […]

West meets East

Sometimes the name of the band just makes you want to listen. On its search for success, the Red West fits into this category perfectly. The band members’ dream of hitting it big began at a small liberal arts school in Biola, Cali., where two roommates decided they wanted to make music. The roommates were […]