October 14, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 20

Stories from the October 14, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“Primer” displays filmmaking mastery

“Primer” (THINKfilm) is a film that, for some time now, has been riding the fame of winning the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. As disgraceful and hollow as that description might seem, that’s most likely how one would quickly describe it in a sentence. In the vein of hollow summation, many eyebrows were […]

Hispanic women tout professional success

Four successful Hispanic women spoke about female and cultural empowerment to a 25-person crowd in the Marvin Center Wednesday night as part of the third annual “Hispanic women of excellence” event. Wendy Pena, president of Lambda Pi Chi, which co-sponsored the event, said the panelists were meant to encourage Hispanic women to excel academically. “The […]

Editorial: Stop vandalism

The University Police Department recently released its annual report detailing crime statistics on campus. The report detailed a significant rise in alcohol violations and a general decline in most other offenses. Acts of vandalism, however, saw a sharp upturn. And while the document addresses statistics from 2003, there is no doubt vandalism has become a […]

Greek Briefs

Sorority soccer tournament raises money for charity The Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted its third annual Beta Cup, a sorority soccer tournament and fundraiser. The event raised about $14,000 for the Martha’s Table charity, a local organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children and families. Beta Cup co-chair Eric Jesse said 10 teams of women from […]

Iraqi translator speaks about Army experiences

Iraqi translator Humala Aqrawee, who works for the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, addressed two dozen students in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. At the event, organized by sophomore Stan Dai and senior Cassandra Waite, Aqrawee thanked U.S. soldiers for their support in Iraq. She also stressed that troops motivate the Iraqi people to defeat […]

Letters to the Editor

Hard fought rights Ms. Ferruggia and the “‘W’ Stands for Women” group should be aware of a few facts before throwing their support behind President Bush in this year’s election. Women in the Bush White House earn 78 percent of what their male counterparts make (Washington Post). Between January 2001 and July 2004, the number […]

Shane Carruth discusses the making of “Primer”

With his debut film “Primer,” which he wrote, directed, edited, scored and starred in, newcomer Shane Carruth proved that for literally no more than a few thousand dollars, a young filmmaker can make an intensely interesting film and win the highest honors at the Sundance Film Festival to boot. The Hatchet recently spoke with Carruth […]

Liquor busts up 52 percent

University Police officers cited 52 percent more students for drinking violations in 2003, according to recently released crime statistics. Liquor law violations were up from 361 in 2002 to 549 in 2003, a large increase that UPD officials said was not due to stepped-up policing efforts. UPD posted crime statistics for 2003 – the last […]