March 4, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 49

Stories from the March 4, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Lone ranger, forged by fire

“A character is highlighted, forged and defined, to some degree, by going through an ordeal. It’s in ordeals and moments of stress, it’s how an individual reacts.” –Viggo Mortensen It’s a relevant starting point – an ordeal that forges and defines the figure who survives it. Transgressing the boundaries of any single subject or moment […]

Web Extra: Sophisticated “Jewels” performs at Kennedy Center

A recently refurbished production of George Balanchine’s “Jewels” has the ballet world all atwitter. Originally a trio of dances performed on a sparse set washed in green, red and white to suggest diadems of emeralds, rubies and diamonds, the piece now lives up to its title. Atmospherically, that is. “Jewels” has always been a gem […]

Pro-life speaker discusses abortion experience

Pro-life activist Missy Smith shared her personal experiences with abortion Tuesday evening in the Marvin Cener. Smith spoke at a panel discussion hosted by Colonials for Life, a pro-life student organization on campus. She said society exerts pressure on women to have abortions, and few women fully understand the effect abortion will have on them. […]

A Stroke speaks up

Recently dubbed “the new kings of rock” by Rolling Stone magazine, the Strokes have been hogging the international spotlight since the release of their frenetic 2001 debut Is This It. After releasing its excellent follow-up, Room on Fire, last October, the Strokes have returned to the road to bring the world their own brand of […]

BREAKING NEWS: Woodard wins SA presidency

Posted: Friday, March 5, 1:26 a.m.: In a landslide victory, junior Omar Woodard won the Student Association presidency Thursday night, garnering more than two-thirds of the votes cast in a win over junior Lee Roupas. Sophomore Anyah Dembling narrowly edged junior Ed Buckley in a hotly contested executive vice president contest that was decided by […]

Kerry wins primaries, speaks in District

Sen. John Kerry called for Democrats to unite to defeat President Bush at a D.C. rally Tuesday night, following the apparent capture of his party’s presidential nomination. The rally came on the heels of news that Kerry won primaries in nine out of 10 states in a “Super Tuesday” that saw the Massachusetts senator’s only […]

A bad flashback

In an awkward sort of way, the new “Starsky and Hutch” (Warner Bros.), starring Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller, all but defies description. It’s not really the ’70s television show brought back to life on the big screen, nor is it the same kind of through-the-looking-glass bizzaro comedy that fans of the duo may be […]

Breaking News: GW women edge La Salle in A-10 quarterfinals

Posted Saturday, Mar. 6, 7:30 p.m. PHILADELPHIA- After beating La Salle by double digits twice during the regular season, the GW women’s basketball team entered their quarterfinal match-up in the Atlantic 10 Tournament as heavy favorites against the Explorers. But La Salle played a scrappy game Saturday and almost pulled off the upset before senior […]

Cabinet member slams corruption

U.S. Treasury Secretary and GW alumnus John Snow blamed CEO corruption for the nation’s lack of confidence in corporate dealings in a speech at the GW Law School Wednesday afternoon. Speaking in Stockton Hall’s Jacob Burns Moot Court, Snow, who graduated from the Law School in 1967, told an audience of about 100 law students […]

Prison life at the theater

“Deathwatch,” produced by the Actors’ Theatre of Washington and the Washington Shakespeare Company, presents a challenge for any audience member. First, there is the stuffy and intimate venue. The Warehouse Theater holds 40 people in a room equivalent to the size of a Thurston quad, and half of the audience is asked to sit on […]