April 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 62

Stories from the April 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The Mexican ‘Guys and Dolls’?

Many people are averse to musicals, claiming people don’t really break into song and dance in daily life. Well, I don’t know about you, but I always tap dance my way to J Street and sing “soda please” to the worker at Chick-Fil-A. OK, so I’m lying. But if you don’t think a musical can […]

Taking it to the bank: a look into sperm donation

As a George Mason University Law School student, Bruce Austin* needed a way to make some extra cash. A flyer in his residence hall led Austin to a process that would make him $40,000 richer – sperm donation. “A lot of people got these things … and were reading them and laughing about it,” said […]

Enter the Clov

Eight months ago, three GW students probably never dreamed that they’d be performing on stage at the next Spring Fling. Exit Clov, which includes three GW students – Aaron Leeder, Brett Neidermann and John Thayer – started booking shows last summer, and then, they say, “the band started rolling.” Hatchet: How was playing Spring Fling? […]

Impact of 9/11 commission unknown

Posted April 24 8:03pm by Ludmila Kafanov U-WIRE Washington Bureau Despite mounting evidence showing that pre-9/11 terror warnings were urgently communicated to the highest government officials, partisanship within the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks threatens to undercut findings and their impact on the upcoming election may be slim. “It’s useful to have hearings about […]

Lunachick Unhinged

This Saturday, New York City punk mavens the Lunachicks and D.C.’s, own The Washington Social Club will take the stage at the 9:30 Club to take a stand against the right wing. The concert is being sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America, the nation’s primary pro-choice advocacy group, and Punkvoter.com, an online political coalition currently dedicated […]

Editorial: In need of a closer look

On Sunday, the GW community endured the loss of its fifth student in as many months. In response to these tragedies, the University is forming a committee to evaluate how it handles and proactively addresses such situations. It is imperative that in this process the University thoroughly evaluates how well its Counseling Center reaches out […]

The Plan

There is one kidnapping every 60 minutes in Latin America. Seventy percent of the victims do not survive. For the past 14 years, there has been one Denzel Washington movie released about every six months. I have to ask: How long will it take the bad guys to realize that King Kong ain’t got shit […]

Column: Defending photographers

Before I get into this issue, I wish for it to be noted that while I write for The Hatchet, as a columnist I have very little oversight from and interaction with the Editorial Board. I have my own opinions, and they are not influenced, censored or biased as a result of my affiliation with […]

Keep your eyes wide open

“Close Your Eyes” (First Look Pictures) is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Dr. Michael Strother (Goran Visnjic), a hypnotist living in London who has the ability to read people’s minds. When a patient of his, Detective Janet Losey (Shirley Henderson), realizes his gift, she entices him to help her on a child […]

Column: Our kids are hurting

It is in the nature of things for the older generation to worry about the young. We worry about what they do, and what they don’t do, and we worry about the kind of adults they will become. These days, there is more to worry about. There is a problem growing among our kids, growing […]