September 3, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 8

Stories from the September 3, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Peace and non-fiction

There has been a joke meandering its way through some of the smaller circles here at GW, and since it is a new year, it only seemed fair that everyone have a chance to hear it. Are you ready? Here it goes. What do you get when you transcend all streams of logic by trespassing […]

Lawten and defense power women’s soccer team

At first glance, one might think the GW women’s soccer team had an excellent season last year, as the Colonials finished 11-6-2. However, they were only able to compile a mediocre 5-5-1 record in league play. As a result, GW was shut out of the Atlantic 10 Tournament and its season came to a premature […]

Column: What if?

What if? It’s a question I’ve often asked myself given not only my affection for history, but also my unique ability to over analyze anything. In the few days before I came back to GW, an odd and mildly embarrassing event led me again to wonder what if. I was out on a couple of […]

Preview Fall Fest 2004

Singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson says he believes dorks rule the world. “It’s all about the dorks,” he said, “I think everybody I’ve ever met who’s cool, was never cool.” While the term ‘dork’ is fairly subjective, there’s no doubt Nathanson is reaching out and appealing to a more educated crowd, lining up several tour dates at […]

Letters to the Editor

Check the facts I read with interest the story entitled “Academic departments deal with cuts” (Sept. 1, p. 1), which cites an interview that I recently conducted with a Hatchet reporter. Unfortunately, the section on the Elliott School contains several important errors that I need to correct: The article says that the Elliott School’s enrollment […]

In theaters

Wicker Park by Dustin Beruta Hatchet Reporter “Wicker Park” is a very American remake of the French film “L’Appartement,” this time directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne and Matthew Lillard. The movie follows a young man from Chicago named Matthew (Hartnett) who, despite being engaged to another woman, is […]

Men’s basketball eyes top Texas recruit

The GW men’s basketball program appears to be homing in on another talented recruit. Montrel McDonald, a guard from Fort Worth, Texas, has verbally committed to play for the Colonials in 2005, according to a recent Internet report. In an Aug. 18 article on, McDonald’s Team Fort Worth Amateur Athletic Union coach Vonzell Thomas […]

On stage

Festival Express by John Shortino Hatchet Arts Reporter In 1970, the “Festival Express Tour” rolled across Canada. Along for the ride were legendary bands and artists such as the Grateful Dead, the Band and Janis Joplin. A crew of cameramen, which until recently remained mostly unknown, captured tour moments both on train and on stage. […]

The Bar Belle: Porter’s Dining Saloon

A girl walks into a bar, or, more accurately, a girl walks into a bar after having her ID inspected, examined and turned upside down. For this girl, that bar was Porter’s, one of the latest to hit the GW bar scene. Although the motif is simple, (I have a faint recollection of exposed brick […]

Preview Weekend Concerts

Brindley Brothers 9:30 Club Saturday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m. $12 The Brindley Brothers aspire to world domination. However, at least for now they say they’ll just settle for the East Coast. Both members of the duo have both been playing music all their lives, but it was not until about four or five years ago […]