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.

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 […]

3-D Porn

For those who have not yet soaked in the images of porn star John Holmes, Landmark’s E Street Cinema will be screening 1976’s “The Lollipop Girls in Hard Candy” in glorious, orgasmic 3-D, as part of its $6 weekly film series “Midnights on E.” Infamy can lead to misinterpretation of the essence of a man […]

Legislation could hurt reputation of universities

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Traditional and non-profit universities fear their reputations may be crushed by a bill being debated in Congress. The College Access and Opportunity Act, introduced in May, would make it easier for students to transfer academic credits from fast upstart, for-profit schools, like DeVry University or ITT Technical Institute, to more traditional universities […]

SAC “gets real” on interracial dating

Sophomore Stephanie Cook cannot go out with her boyfriend’s parents when they come to town, and she has a hard time even walking through campus without getting looks from her peers. Cook, a black woman, is one of many college students dealing with the obstacles of an interracial relationship. “In terms of reaction from other […]

The Beastie Boys are still Ill

Throughout their 23-year existence, the Beastie Boys underwent otherwise unthinkable metamorphoses in both musicality and style. Today, New York City’s favorite sons are so far removed from any conventions, expectations or previous incarnations of themselves that they defy any characterization outside of simply being the Beastie Boys. After phases as satirical drunken frat boys, blazed […]

Office to handle community relations

In an attempt to ease the strained relationship between GW and Foggy Bottom residents, the University is devoting more resources to improving community relations. GW established the Office of D.C. and Foggy Bottom/West End Affairs earlier this month to create a neighborhood liaison department. Michael Akin, formerly a government relations assistant, heads the office. “Like […]

Brian Wilson SMiLEs on D.C.

After nearly four decades of reclusion, lying in bed and sitting in his sandbox, Brian Wilson finally felt the world was ready for his own “teenage symphony to God.” SMiLE, which was to be Wilson’s follow-up to 1966’s Pet Sounds, caused conflict with the other Beach Boys and eventually led to a personal torment and […]