September 30, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 16

Stories from the September 30, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“The Motorcycle Diaries” rolls into theaters

Most movies, certainly most bio-pics, begin at the beginning, end with the ending and treat everything that comes in between like rungs on a ladder. “The Motorcycle Diaries” counts every step along with way and ends long before its subject, Che Guevara, enters history. This is a middle tale, and for better or for worse, […]

Column: A new Greek tragedy

While incapable of creating a less repugnant title for this column, I wished for one moment that I possessed the rhetorical prowess of the University’s PR department. While towing the often dastardly line as the administration’s mouthpiece, its finest hour came while glossing over the imminent demise of the Greek-letter community initiated under the guise […]

Column: What they should say

Tonight is another opportunity to go out and get an early jump on the weekend. But this Thursday is different than most other Thursdays. As you probably know living on this politically charged campus, tonight is the first presidential debate. I will no doubt be watching. I have a feeling though, I’ll be at least […]

Lone AU goal soaks Colonials

The GW women’s soccer team’s offense was as non-existent as sunshine in the District Tuesday afternoon. As the remnant rains from Hurricane Jeanne fell on the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, American shut out the Colonials 1-0. Head coach Tanya Vogel said she is not discouraged by the loss, but instead sees the season as a […]

Who are the “Yes Men?”

Subversion isn’t an easy thing these days. In the Abbie Hoffman heyday of late-1960s protest, the Man and his minions didn’t have the instant communication infrastructure that emerged with the Internet. The counterculture was able to move with a degree of freedom unthinkable in today’s wired world. Now, when protest organizations list information on their […]

Weekend concert previews

Friday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m. Polyphonic Spree The Kennedy Center South Plaza Stage Dallas-based pop anomaly The Polyphonic Spree will perform a free outdoor concert as part of The Kennedy Center’s “Performing Arts for Everyone” series. Fluctuating between 22 and 24 members, the group includes orchestral instruments and an 8-10 member choir that sings to […]

Editorial: Baseball’s back

With a bevy of baseball clich?s, Mayor Anthony Williams marked the return of baseball to Washington, D.C. after a 33-year absence at a press conference Wednesday at the City Museum. Many students and District residents are justifiably exuberant about baseball’s return; a new ball club offers more choices in an already burgeoning catalogue of social […]

Visions Cinema closes due to financial woes

After four years of operation in Dupont Circle, the Visions Cinema and Bistro Lounge closed last Thursday due to a year and a half of financial losses. During its lifetime, Visions’ showbills were comprised strictly of independent, foreign and cult films. Every Friday night the theater held midnight screenings for customers of all ages of […]

Corcoran architecture exhibit unveils future plans for building

In today’s modern world, two interesting phenomena seem to be occurring: To begin, there is a new preoccupation with design. Households that were once decorated with mundane browns and nauseating retro-shades of green and yellow have now been changed to an aesthetic in bold patterns and daring colors, courtesy of mega-chain stores such as Target […]


Thursday “Palestine: Four Years of Uprising or 56 Years of Dispossession” Diana Buttu, legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization, speaking 7 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine Latin American Film Festival Showing of the Colombian movie “Malamor” Meet at the Marvin Center Concierge 5:45 to 8 p.m. Kennedy […]