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.

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 […]

The panda doctor will see you…

Howard Connelly just got a job that by most standards shouldn’t even exist. His newest responsibility is to make structural repairs to sculpted pandas that have been vandalized this summer. While some see it as a tragedy that the art has come under attack, he sees a certain beauty in the nature of the project […]

Nation in Brief

BYU investigates rape allegations (U-WIRE) PROVO, Utah – As Brigham Young University students head back to school this fall, many freshmen are learning about their Honor Code for the first time. Their lessons have been punctuated, however, by a real-life example of possible Honor Code violations, in the form of recent rape allegations against BYU […]

McFadden’s could lose license

A popular local hangout is at risk of losing its liquor license. McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon’s license expires this year, and must be renewed if the establishment is to continue serving alcoholic beverages. However, a resolution from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission may thwart a license renewal. The resolution, which was passed in June, argues […]