October 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 18

Stories from the October 7, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Standing outside the fire

In 105 minutes, “Ladder 49” (Touchstone) covers a lot of ground: life, death, love, friendship, hate, pain, happiness and loss. Director Jay W. Russell (“Tuck Everlasting”) poignantly captures the story of a Baltimore fireman by exploring the very best and the very worst parts of life itself. Through the film’s beautiful photography, the viewer is […]

Sci-fi rock opera & GW’s Menagerie

In GW Jazz Studies professor James Levy’s new science fiction rock opera, Joan of Arc is reincarnated into the body of a do-gooder pop star who uses her wealth to try to change the world. After she fails, the aliens show up. Sound crazy? Much of the opera is set in a mental institution. “When […]

Editorial: Responsibility with recognition

Our View: GW basketball’s emergence on the national stage requires both the players and the athletic department to be wary of their conduct off the court. Last Thursday, three members of the GW men’s basketball team were involved in a scuffle at Lulu’s Mardi Gras, resulting in the hospitalization of two bouncers. While rumors permeate […]

“Tying the Knot”

As I was sitting at the theater about 10 minutes before the screening of “Tying the Knot” (Roadside Attractions) was to take place, I was worried that I might be the only person in attendance. I wouldn’t have cared about seeing the film alone; but I was more concerned that this film might not be […]

Column: One impact of the Intifada

Over the summer I made a pledge to study the opinions of those with whom I disagree. Searching for inspiration for this column, I found a perfect opportunity to journey outside my comfort zone and attended an event sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine featuring Diana Buttu, legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization. […]

Local music hot spot: Grog and Tankards

During off hours, Grog & Tankards is empty, with a few pool players and lonely drinkers at the bar. Consisting of one large room decorated with furniture and artwork reminiscent of a fraternity house, the bar boasts all the elements sought after by your average 20-something college student. Budweiser posters and chalkboards touting drink specials […]

SA Notes

Applicants vie for new Elliott School seat Six students submitted applications to fill a new Student Association Senate seat for the Elliott School of International Affairs. The SA added a third seat to the school when enrollment exceeded 2,000 students this year. The Rules Committee will interview each applicant and recommend three for the full […]

Calendar

Thursday Play: “Red Scare On Sunset” Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 p.m. to midnight. Lisner Downstage Tickets: $3 for students, $5 for non-students Sponsored by the Generic Theatre Company An Evening with Ed Henry CNN Congressional correspondent discusses journalism before leaving to cover the Kerry campaign 7 p.m. Marvin Center […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s water polo Results from Oct. 5: GW 9, Johns Hopkins 8 News and Notes: Senior co-captain Nick Koenemann scored four goals in the Colonials’ 9-8 win over JHU Tuesday night at the Smith Center. It is the first conference win for GW (3-10, 1-5 College Water Polo Association Southern Division). Koenemann scored in every […]

Greek Briefs

Pi Kappa Phi members help raise $400,000 for charity Three members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity participated in a cross country cycling race this summer that raised more than $400,000 for the Push America Foundation. The national headquarters of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity organized the race, which had “70-plus participants.” They stopped in […]