March 25, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 53

Stories from the March 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Protect students and musicians

The introduction and proliferation of Internet file sharing programs has crippled the music recording industry. The software has enabled thousands of students to download nearly any song on demand. This ability has also drastically reduced the commercial sale of CDs. In an effort to reverse the trend, the Recording Industry Association of America has launched […]

D.C. youth turn to art

Posted 4:00pm March 28 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Mary Brown, director of operations for Life Pieces, remembers when Maurice Kie and his brother Donnell walked through the door of Life Pieces seven years ago. Maurice was in elementary school and had such a negative attitude that he rarely spoke to anyone. With the […]

Life, death and aftermath

Horizons Theatre Company is the longest running women’s theater company in the country. Established in 1977 by (among others) artistic director Leslie Jacobson – chair of GW’s Department of Theatre and Dance – and the film and stage actor Robert Prosky (“Mrs. Doubtfire”), the company has presented the District with professional dramatics of a different […]

Column: Protect student rights

Students on this campus feel threatened. Civil liberties such as the right to privacy and free speech are at stake – and we have the chance to do something about it. At 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, the Student Association Senate will vote on a resolution seeking to protect the rights of all students on […]

Dean endorses Kerry

Posted 4:01pm March 28 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry was endorsed by his former rival and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean during a rally at the George Washington University held Thursday. Dean and Kerry emphasized the importance of mobilizing young voters in the coming election. Young people who supported […]

Switching brothers

Marlon Wayans stars with Tom Hanks in the upcoming comedy “The Ladykillers” (Touchstone Pictures). He plays Gawein, the “inside man” of a heist, taking on the job of janitor at a casino. Wayans recently sat down with The Hatchet to discuss his latest film, what he has learned from working in the entertainment industry and […]

Column: Letter from Iraq: A profile in courage

ABU GHRAIB, IRAQ My 11 months in Iraq have taught me that courage is a relative thing, relative to situation and circumstance. In America, courage comes easy. Just flip through the channels and you’ll likely catch canned human drama and death-defying bravery on one of the myriad “reality” TV shows. Or read the newspapers. A […]

Tapping The Rock

The Rock is actually much smaller in person. And friendlier than you’d expect after his days with World Wrestling Entertainment and his tough-guy roles in recent films such as “The Rundown” and his new release, “Walking Tall” (MGM), which hits theaters next Friday. The Hatchet sat down with The Rock to talk about his wrestling […]

Column: The terrorist iceberg

Less than three years ago, most Americans were blessedly blind and ignorant to the affairs of the world of terrorism. Most could have cared less about the happenings in far away places they still cannot find on a map; places like Afghanistan or Kabul that were about as relevant to everyday life as Antarctica. But […]