March 4, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 49

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

Young, gifted and beating off

The Dave Chappelle show that was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. last Saturday at the Smith Center showed no sign of beginning by 9:15. While the PA played its pre-show mix, the capacity crowd of about 5,000 surged with applause and cheers and receded into relative silence in an almost tidal fashion. By 9:26, […]

BREAKING NEWS: Ashcroft admitted to GW Hospital

Posted: Friday, March 5, 12:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is receiving treatment in the GW Hospital Intensive Care Unit after being admitted to the center Thursday night for stomach pains. Emergency room doctors determined Ashcroft was suffering from a severe case of gallstone pancreatitis, and was admitted to the hospital for monitoring, Justice […]

Synchronized skating club looks to grow

Synchronized skating, or “synchro,” is a branch of figure skating that is still new and unfamiliar to the general public. In 2002, several area universities established the Pentagon Intercollegiate Synchronized Skating Team, but it has not helped to promote awareness of the sport. “Most people have never even heard of synchronized skating,” freshman Erin Shea […]

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson: Homoerotic or Fun?

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are becoming the Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau of our generation. “Starsky and Hutch” marks their sixth film together since 1996’s “The Cable Guy,” which Stiller directed. “The Cable Guy” bombed, with box office receipts low enough to nearly bury Jim Carrey’s career, let alone that of a first-time director, […]

Breaking News: Colonials earn A-10 Tourney bye with win

Posted Saturday, Mar. 6, 9:40 p.m. PHILADELPHIA- With a first round bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament riding on Saturday’s game at La Salle, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs made an unprecedented decision. He didn’t start T. J. Thompson for the first time in the junior guard’s three-year career, replacing him instead with freshman […]

In stores and on sale

Artist: Tweaker Album: 2 a.m. Wakeup Call Genre: Industrial Label: Waxploitation/iMusic “What keeps you up at night? And what do you dream about?” These are the two questions that inspired Chris Vrenna’s newest album. The former Nine Inch Nails drummer-turned-producer appropriately dons his alter ego “Tweaker” to take listeners on an ambient journey inside the […]

Column: Live on “The Vern”

We all appreciate The Hatchet’s continuing coverage of this year’s housing selection process and the expanding set of opportunities for upperclassmen. Although we understand the excitement of Ivory Tower’s opening this fall, we want to be sure that rising sophomores in Sunday’s lottery understand the benefits of choosing a Mount Vernon residence hall and the […]

Baseball fails to turn two

The GW baseball team split a pair of games early this week, defeating Old Dominion University 8-6 at home Tuesday before falling at James Madison University 5-2 Wednesday. The Colonials were close to winning both games, taking a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the eighth against JMU, but the Dukes came up with […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternity to host risk management speaker Sigma Phi Epsilon alumnus Mitch Crane will discuss drinking and hazing Monday, which at least five Greek-letter organizations were cited for in the past year. Crane will speak at 9 p.m. in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. He has been practicing law since 1977 and a district judge in […]