September 9, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 10

Stories from the September 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Silly People, Silly Movie

In an early key scene from “Bright Young Things” (Revolution Films), the impoverished and indebted Adam Fenwick-Symes, on the wisdom of a shady horse-racing tip, casually hands over nearly all his money to an intoxicated stranger. This act of unforgivable stupidity caused me to stop caring about Adam. I didn’t care if he ended up […]

Catching up with Al Hall, GW’s real big man

He smiles as he stands up to greet you-all six-foot-five-inches and 270 pounds of him. After shaking his hand, it’s easy to notice how his frame dominates the office, but not in an intimidating way. By his sheer size, it’s hard to imagine he was the smallest child in his family. And by judging from […]

One Helluva Long Day

What do the following have in common: A necrophiliac, the Consortium of Underwhelming Gentlepersons, a kidnapped Guatemalan baby, the Christ, the Antichrist, Michael Phelps and endless, deviant, filthy Thurston jokes? All were topics of Generic Theatre Company’s annual 24 Hour Play. The Saturday night show, which ran for two hours in addition to the 24 […]

Editorial: In need of action

Today, GW students grieve the loss of yet another member of the campus community. Even though the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, the possibility that this tragedy marks another student suicide highlights the paramount need of the Walker commission – charged with evaluating University response to student deaths – to release its […]

Letters to the Editor

Bush or America In Gary Livacari’s Hatchet column (“Kerry doesn’t get it,” Sept. 7, p. 4), we can see the dogmatic and divisive rhetoric that has created such a terrible divide in this country. Rather than engaging in legitimate forms of political debate, George W. Bush and his allies on the right would prefer to […]

Column: 9/11: Three years later

Each generation has an event so central to its consciousness that its collective memory uses the moment as a prism through which to transition from emotional adolescence to adulthood. These events – almost exclusively stemming from a profound national tragedy – awaken a generation to something greater than their own self-interest. They serve as the […]

Column: Learning from mistakes

On March 25 of last year I wrote, “The nation of France has been the topic of many discussions due to its refusal to support the American invasion of Iraq and one would think that their spineless actions would have saved them from becoming a target of Islamic terrorism. Yet only six days after the […]


Thursday Interviewing Workshop Learn how to prepare for an effective interview 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Marvin Center 308 Sponsored by the Career Center Hazing and the effects of illegal alcohol and drug use Students and guest speakers discuss the consequences of destructive behavior 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma […]


The article “ZBT looks to return to GW” (Sept. 7, page 1) misspelled the name of the APES liaison, junior Brian Koffler.